Today's piece is taken from Stelvio Cipriani's score for 'Tentacles,' a 1997 Italian-American eco-horror film which widely regarded as a cheap 'Jaws' rip-off. I've actually seen this one, paired on a Midnight Movies DVD double feature with equally silly 'Empire of the Ants. Unless you're deliberately seeking out cheese, neither movies are anything to write home about.
My thoughts on 'Tentacles' aside, the score is great and includes some pieces one might describe as dreamy, perhaps even romantic. I don't remember how this music was used in the film itself, but I imagine it granted some emotional weight to the otherwise schlocky proceedings, making the viewing experience at least somewhat tolerable.
Anyway, in today's piece, "Happiness Is Having Two Killer Whales As Friends," I love the spacey atmosphere and sonic experiments flying throughout the touching music.
Stelvio Cipriani - Happiness Is Having Two Killer Whales As Friends (1977)
As a bonus, here's another cut that score, the surprisingly tender "Two Old Kids."