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Towering Inferno

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Towering Inferno’s Kaddish provides slowly collected acclaim among the most interesting rock-influenced experimental recordings from the mid-’90s; Brian Eno, for example, has described it as the utmost terrifying record he’s have you ever heard. Towering Inferno will be the English duo of Richard Wolfson and Andy Saunders, who are principally in charge of the structure of Kaddish (with some extra material from additional sources), and in addition for a lot of the development, keyboards, and guitars. English prog-rock vets Elton Dean and John Marshall (ex-Soft Machine) and Chris Cutler, in addition to Hungarian folk vocalist Marta Sebestyen, also add essential contributions to the 75-tiny concept recording of sorts, influenced from the horrors from the Holocaust. Rabbinical chants, hard rock and roll/heavy metal acoustic guitar, ambient synthesizer, and Eastern Western folk singing are components of an ambitious palette which gets its troubling message across without sounding pedantic. Wolfson and Saunders possess presented Kaddish like a mixed-media overall performance aswell; originally released in 1994, it had been found by Isle for bigger distribution, and released within the U.S. in 1996. Wolfson and Saunders possess something quite different at heart for their following project, that they described within the English publication Record Collector as “a light-hearted, fun, post-rave sort of B-movie affair.”

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Full Name The Towering Inferno
Awards Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
Music Songs Main Title, An Architect's Dream, Lisolette and Harlee, Something for Susan, Trapped Lovers, We May Never Love Like This Again, Susan and Doug, The Helicopter Explosion, Planting the Charges and Finale
Albums Kaddish
Nominations Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing, Academy Award for Best Production Design, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography, Satellite Award for Best Classic DVD, Satellite Award for Best DVD Extra, BAFTA Award for Best Art Direction

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