No soundtrack, before or since, has embraced so many styles in its pursuit of spiritual and artistic goals as ‘El Topo’. Atonal, Tibetan Buddhist thighbone trumpets clash with beautiful, even sentimental, chamber orchestra pieces alongside pan flute rhapsodies, brass bands and parlor jazz. The fact that Jodorowsky composed the score entirely by himself (after, no doubt, studying the work of Morricone) is almost as impressive an artistic achievement as the film itself. In order to introduce a special presentation, the label developed a concept in collaboration with Italian fashion designer Fabio Quaranta, who tailored the record by curating the artwork, in terms of design, choice of material, manner of pressing and the stitching process. This special Italian edition is limited to 500 copies in a beautiful silkscreened felt cover.
sorry for the crappy pictures blame the label!