Francesco Bianconi: Paura goes Deluxe

08.11.2021, by Giacomo Luperini

Francesco Bianconi presents “PAURA Deluxe”, his limited-edition collection of horror movie scores.

On November 6th, for the first time ever, Francesco Bianconi presented “PAURA”, his new collection of horror movie scores published by CAM sugar. The event was made possible by Le Cannibale at Santeria Toscana 31, in collaboration with CAM sugar, and the stage of Santeria hosted Francesco Bianconi himself as well as Pierpaolo De Sanctis, as the project’s spokesperson and curator respectively, accompanied by a mixture of live dance music and electronic DJ sets by Fabio Monesi and Tamati, interspersed with pieces from some of the most iconic soundtracks of horror-splatter Italian cinema. To make the event even more well-rounded from an artistic point of view, director Tommaso Ottomano contributed a series of short movies directly inspired by the music of PAURA.

The event took place a few days after the release of PAURA Deluxe, a re-issuing of the collection that came out on October 16th in an exclusive limited edition of 2000 copies. As well as the most iconic musical pieces from Italian horror movies of the 1970s and 80s, this new edition was released as a tombstone-shaped box-set and included some veritable heirloom bonus content for connoisseurs of the genre: a double red-and-black vinyl with an alternative version of Eric Adrian Lee’s artwork, a red 45-vinyl containing “The Obsessed” by Marcello Giombini and “Faces of Death” by Daniele Patucchi, a fanzine made out of the posters from movies included in the collections, all topped off with an original PAURA poster in the style of 1970s Italian horror.

It is, in sum, a not-to-be-missed re-release, even richer than the original release of Paura on October 1st, which was already chock-full of exclusive content. CAM sugar music reached into its magician’s hat to bring out movie scores by Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Stelvio Cipriani, Goblin, Nico Fidenco, Riz Ortolani, Franco Micalizzi, Edda Dell’Orso, Daniele Patucchi, Manuel De Sica, Paolo Gatti, Alfonso Zenga, Berto Pisano, Sante Maria Romitelli, Adolfo Waitzman, Ettore De Carolis, Marcello Giombini, Carlo Maria Cordio, Stefano Liberati and Luigi Ceccarelli.


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