Nino Rota's little-known score to the obscure 1966 sex romp Shoot Loud, Louder...I Don't Understand merits rediscovery. Airier and more playful than the composer's work with filmmaker Federico Fellini, it's sexy yet sophisticated, wonderfully evoking the freewheeling spirit of the free-love era. Rota clearly savors the opportunity to tackle a project as simple and straightforward as this. His melodies are imaginative yet unfussy, and rely primarily on conductor Carlo Savina's arrangements to add the more eccentric elements that typify his output. It's minor Rota, to be certain, but an appealing and often delightful effort nonetheless.
AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny