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Larry Manteca Zombie Mandingo - Remastered Italian Vinyl LP

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LARRY MANTECA Zombie Mandingo (First time on vinyl UK/EU limited edition 9-track black vinyl LP, recorded between 2013-2019 and meticulously remixed and remastered in 2023 for this release. Manteca creates horror-tinged exotica that evokes and re-imagines the soundscapes of distant lands and dreamlands, from Africa to South America, to the mysterious islands in the Bermuda Triangle. He boldly and brilliantly combines Les Baxter with Fela Kuti, Joe Zawinul with Piero Umiliani, Janko Nilovic with KPM libraries, sprinkling the mixture profusely with psychedelia, Afro-groove, and Italian soundtrack vibes. The album is embellished with a 650-gram hardcover picture sleeve featuring breathtaking artwork by Matteo Fumagalli. Recommended)

TRACKLISTING AND EXTRA INFORMATION
After over a decade as a digital-only album, Larry Manteca's Zombie Mandingo gets its first vinyl release, making a fresh comeback in a completely renewed version.

Like Manteca's previous full-length releases, this album too is conceived as a soundtrack to a non-existent exploitation film, drawing inspiration from the classic Italian B-movies of the 1970s. This time, cinematic references encompass both the zombies found in Lucio Fulci's horrors and the cannibalistic adventures directed by Umberto Lenzi, creating a strange mash-up between Jacopetti's Mondo Cane and Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust.

The setting is an unspecified island in the Atlantic Ocean, nestled halfway between equatorial Africa and the Caribbean. A handful of Western tourists, having miraculously survived a plane crash, collide with the age-old rituals of an indigenous tribe who perform human sacrifices to appease their local god—the Zombie Mandingo of the title—a monstrous creature with superhuman strength, half Haitian zombie, half African cannibal.

This fusion of genres and cultures is reflected in the music. Manteca creates horror-tinged exotica that evokes and re-imagines the soundscapes of distant lands and dreamlands, from Africa to South America, to the mysterious islands in the Bermuda Triangle. He boldly and brilliantly combines Les Baxter with Fela Kuti, Joe Zawinul with Piero Umiliani, Janko Nilovic with KPM libraries, sprinkling the mixture profusely with psychedelia, Afro-groove, and Italian soundtrack vibes.

The album's nine tracks, recorded between 2013-2019, were meticulously remixed and remastered in 2023. This process made it possible to add new solo instruments, including the Fender Rhodes on the title track. The result is a captivating, kaleidoscopic journey taking us into the sonic depths of the tropical jungle to unveil its dark secrets and surrender to the primary emotions behind every B-movie: action, adventure, erotic desire, and fear.

Side A
1: Zombie Mandingo (Remastered)
2: Tuareg Road (Remastered)
3: Blue Eyes (Remastered)
4: Ritual (Remastered)

Side B
5: Around the Island (Remastered)
6: Love and Bones (Remastered)
7: Voodoo Hunter (Remastered)
8: Hanuman (Remastered)
9: Zombie Mandingo (Trailer Music) [Remastered]

Artist - Larry Manteca (click link for complete listing)
Title - Zombie Mandingo (click link for more of the same title)
Release Date - 09 Feb 2024
Year of Release - 2024
Format - vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label - Four Flies Records
Catalogue No - FLIES67 (click link for more)
Country of Origin - Italy
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Audiophile – This is an Audiophile item. Click link for similar items
Additional info - Picture Sleeve
Barcode - 652733071996
Condition - This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description). We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. Click here for more info.
RareVinyl.com Ref No - 658LPZO832328

GENRES
Bossa Nova, Funk, Italian Artists, Jazz, Jazz-Funk.

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