Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Two Against One - starring Jack White * Single of the day * release date 10/4/2011

Two Against One is a double 'A' side with Black - starring Norah Jones (great too but I only ever review one) and is the lead single from the Rome album due for release on the 16th of May. In the making since 2005, enough time for Danger Mouse to notch up 11 Grammy nominations for other projects, the aim of this collaboration with Daniele Luppi was to create a style akin to the spaghetti western soundtracks of Ennio Morricone.

Using period instruments together with period musicians they have succeeded. Two Against One has that vintage sound but it doesn't feel forty years out of date or even retro. Jack White is the perfect choice for the vocals bringing both a sense of spontaneity and world weariness that would not be out of place in a Sergio Leone production. This is cinema-scope encapsulated in two and a half minutes of music which is quite an achievement.

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