DJ and producer Danger Mouse and Italian composer Daniele Luppi are teaming up for a project called ‘ROME‘ set to be released on May 16th. The project will feature vocals from Jack White and Norah Jones and is an homage to 1960’s and 70’s spaghetti western soundtracks. It will also feature musicians who actually played some of the music that this album is inspired by recorded over vintage equipment.
From their press release:
“United by their shared passion for classic Italian film music, Danger Mouse and Italian composer Daniele Luppi created the ROME album over an intense songwriting period using vintage equipment and original musicians from films such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West. Every effort was made to replicate the recording practices of the 1960s/70s golden age.
For all its cinematic qualities, what follows is a complex, nuanced pop record with intensity and darkness as well as uplift and light. It’s an ambitious work with a uniquely modern sound that has been achieved through traditional, vintage processes. It is, above all, a fully realised album, perfectly formed and hauntingly beautiful.“
To celebrate the release drawing nearer, check out the new trailer below, which features interviews from the group as well as two of the songs from the album: Two Against One featuring Jack White and Black featuring Norah Jones.