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New Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Album Now Streaming on NPR

May 18, 2011

One of the most anticipated releases of the year is now gracefully being streamed by our friends at National Public Radio. While the physical copy found its release yesterday, you can enjoy the chilled melodies of this nuclear collaboration for the price of free-fifty. Featuring the likes of Jack White and Norah Jones, Rome is the baby of revolutionary producer Danger Mouse and Italian composer Daniele Luppi.

The five-year project has peculated into a fine brew of an album, reuniting many of the original performers from the classic scores of Italian composer and film scorer Ennio Morricone. White and Jones harmonize vocally in such a way that truly honors the cool sounds of 1960s-70s underground films. Think James Bond credits.

Jack White, Norah Jones, Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton) and Daniele Luppi collaborate brilliantly in this honorary throwback to the work of Italian composer Ennio Morricone.

Funny thing… White resuscitated the legendary opening song for the Bond series with his grand composition “Another Way to Die,” alongside Alicia Keys, in the 2008 film “Quantum of Solace.”

Rome features mostly snazzy tunes fit for a new-age lounge scene. Nothing that will destroy your speakers, but rather your boredom. Filled with relaxing jazz drums and layered studio work, this album is sure to fall in place with Danger Mouse’s other masterful collaborative projects, such as Gnarls Barkley and Danger Doom.

This is a tribute to the sounds of 1960s built with the jarring technology of the modern day. While its age would be mistakable to the ears of an elder, the craftiness of its composition is a harmonizing blend of past and present,

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