Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Rome

Brian ‘Danger Mouse‘ Burton . . . a producer of supreme talent, who, if he needs introduction then let this list of his career highlights act as such: The Grey Album (the Jay Z/Beatles mash-up), the collaboration with Sparklehorse, the forming of Gnarls Barkley, Beck’s Modern Guilt, The Black Keys‘ Attack and Release, The Gorillaz‘ Demon Days . . . nuff said?

next up? well, today sees the release of Rome. a collaboration with Italian composer Daniele Luppi that ‘stars’ Jack White and Norah Jones. it’s a work that immediately took me away to the cinematic world of the 1970’s. Ennio Morricone is certainly here and that influence seems to combine with reminders of David Axelrod, but that doesn’t mean the album’s a simple pastiche. it’s a truly accomplished and original work that’s left me yearning for more. the trailer above gives a clear indication of what was intended and how realising it was brought about

now give Rome a listen. the whole thing can be heard right here . . .

Rome by Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi is released today

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