Distant Second Records in the Press…

June 22nd, 2011

Unfinished Spaces, with a score by Giancarlo Vulcano, premiered on June 19 at the LA film festival.  The reviews have been excellent:

Hollywood Reporter

Film Threat


And for all our Italian friends, a review of My Funny Detective has just come out in All About Jazz Italia (translated below).

All About Jazz


The starting point is a script that does not take off, a detective story about loneliness and alcoholism faded, with many false starts, and just as many moments of impasse. Writer Paul Meadows turned to his old friend Giancarlo Vulcano, composer and guitarist who has had a hand in such films as “The Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator,” and “The Departed.”
Magically the story takes shape, but, above all, emotions and characters that were struggling to find expression in print emerge. Conclusion? The film was never made ​​but at least we have inherited thirty minutes of delightful music, absolutely autonomous, that shines its light.

The unusual quintet has a rhythm section with guitar and a frontline consisting of two trombones which move with agility and richness of expression, changing pace and atmosphere, maintaining good taste, and giving voice to characters and images that we seem to see scroll across the screen. “Heartache in the Dark” is as haunting as “Knockin ‘on Heaven’s Door,” “Reflections in a Public Bathroom Mirror” is mysterious, as befits a respectable spy story, “Amos’s Theme” showcases the guitar style of Vulcano, dry, but not without a certain lyricism and bitter-sweetness. Interesting use of dialogue between the two trombones, solos of great interest that create fascinating orchestral backdrops and develop the themes.