Throughout the 60's and 70's, Nicolai scored a number of films, working several times with directors such as Jess Franco, Tinto Brass and Alberto De Martino for their giallo and exploitation films. During this time, he also composed library music, primarily for his own labels Gemelli and Edi-Pan, but also for other labels like RCA. His big break came in 1965, when he was musical supervisor for the Sergio Leone film "For a Few Dollars More", scored by Ennio Morricone. In 1966, he reprised this role for "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". Nicolai's last score was for the 1988 TV series "La coscienza di Zeno", directed by Sandro Bolchi.Bruno Nicolai - Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
His work for horror and fantasy cinema is key, especially the Italian Giallo films, where he unusually combined acoustic, slide guitar with resonant, doomy synths to create a hugely popular, apocalyptic score for which he was nominated for BAFTA’s prestigious Anthony Asquith Award.
Along the way he has garnered many international awards and nominations including 2 BAFTAs and 1 Classical Brit. In the last years he toured extensively worldwide with his band, The And, performing his music live with an immersive, video backdrop.
From the 1940s, Sala dedicated himself to film scoring and refined numerous classics. In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was unsuccessfully searching for an acoustic environment for eerie scenes in The Birds (1963) until Sala convinced him to use his Trautonium-generated sound-effects.
His first solo record is "The Strange World of Bernard Fèvre", followed some months after by "Black Devil Disco Club 78" which had a new and pioneering electronic sound. The records met with limited success and Bernard Fèvre remained in obscurity for more than twenty years. He released at least 3 albums of electronic library music during the 70s.
In 2006, Bernard Fèvre returned to recording, writing and releasing music as Black Devil Disco Club.Bernard Fevre - Cosmos 2043