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A wealth of unusual music -- originally recorded for TV or film -- and often pretty darn funky too!


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Trunk (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Weird and wonderful work from the enigmatic Bruce Lacey – a character whose life and ideals are as compelling as his music! This package is really the first to ever do Lacey justice – and it brings together a rich range of electronic explorations and a few more acoustic improvisations ... CD
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Trunk (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Weird and wonderful work from the enigmatic Bruce Lacey – a character whose life and ideals are as compelling as his music! This package is really the first to ever do Lacey justice – and it brings together a rich range of electronic explorations and a few more acoustic improvisations ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Unreleased Recordings From The KPM Vaults
KPM/Tummy Touch (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Funky library music from the KPM vaults – one side of raw, hard-driving action soundtrack-ready funk credited to New York Trouble – and one side of proggier and spacier funk credited to Electric Progression! The New York Trouble side has gritty feel – but it's not without its ... CD
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Hoctor/Luv N' Haight, Mid 70s. New Copy LP & CD
The incredible drums and Rhodes-heavy jazz dance album from composer Thom Janusz – made in collaboration with NYC dancer, choreographer and company leader Ronn Forella – possibly the funkest, best and hardest-to-find album ever released by the Hoctor label! Ostensibly a hip 70s dance ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Automotion 2
Sonoton, 1986. Very Good
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Seeburg, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
Samplings of two different sides of the Seeburg library – one side of "foreground", and one of background music! LP, Vinyl record album
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Omni (Australia), 1972. New Copy
Sweet and sexy sounds from William Sheller – a rare French set from the early 70s – and a record we'd rank right up there with the best work by Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier! Sheller's got a similar groove here – a way of compressing the instrumentation right down to ... CD
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Finders Keepers (UK), 1975. New Copy
Hypnotic sound library material from Italian composer Daniela Casa – some of her rarest work from the mid 70s – recorded in her home studio and never before released commercially! It's very compelling work, with a range of styles from minimalist soundtrack music, to fairly heavy psych, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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To-Day's Sound
Beat (Italy), 1971. New Copy
A gem of a record from the great Piero Umiliani – and maybe one of his funkiest, grooviest projects ever! The set is more sound library funk than soundtrack – and features some very strong keyboard work in the lead on most track – including Fender Rhodes, moog, Hammond, and even ... CD
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BBC/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Very groovy electronics from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – the team who first pioneered the use of early synth in 60s soundtracks – still going strong here in the 70s! The record sparkles with the best energy of a moogy sound library session on KPM from the same time – lots of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Blow Up (UK), 1997. New Copy
Incredibly groovy – and a monster batch of sound library tunes! The set's the second in a series put together by the Brit Easy masterminds at the Blow Up offices – and it mines through further grooves from the KPM catalog, as well as other tracks from DeWolfe, Amphonic, and Sylvester ... CD
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Howard Locust Junior High Band
Mid 70s. Very Good
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Cutaway
Rouge (UK), 1983. Very Good+
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Show Up (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Wicked grooves from the German scene of the 70s – that stretch of the sound library generation when things were getting even more electronic than before – and picking up some great funky dancefloor modes in the process! Most of these numbers are heavy on keyboards – especially ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Show Up (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Wicked grooves from the German scene of the 70s – that stretch of the sound library generation when things were getting even more electronic than before – and picking up some great funky dancefloor modes in the process! Most of these numbers are heavy on keyboards – especially ... CD
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Show Up (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy
Rare tracks in a world of already-rare music – a collection of funky numbers from the Themes International sound library – none of which have ever been released commercially before! The package is a great addition to the realm of sound library funk – and although the names here ... CD
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Underground (with bonus CD)
Liuto Records/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy
Heavy fuzz with a good deal of funk as well – a very unique set from the Italian sound library scene – and one that comes across with the feel of some lost psych record from the underground! The album was produced by Piero Piccioni – and features soundtrack/sound library maestros ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Show Up (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
The third and best volume yet in the the Dramatic Funk Themes series – featuring tightly spun action funk from great international sound libraries of the mid 70s to early 80s! The first entry featured funky sounds culled from the British Themes International Music Library and Vol 2 reached ... CD
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Coloursound Library/Aguirre (Belgium), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
Really beautiful music from Joel Vandrogenbroeck – compositions done as part of a sound library series, but with a much richer, much deeper vibe – and a quality that's almost like the late 70s work on Sky Records from Germany! Instrumentation is heavily electric, but there's clearly ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dare Dare/Pulp Flavor (France), Early 70s. New Copy
One of the greatest studio talents of Europe in the 70s! Janko Nilovic may not be a household name, but he was a seminal force in the Parisian studio scene during the 60s and 70s – cutting jazz, funk, pop, and Latin sides with a nutty genius that we'd be hard pressed to beat on this side of ... CD
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Plastic (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy
Wonderfully groovy! This is the first-ever album by the legendary Marc 4 studio group – a funky Italian combo that featured Armando Trovajoli on keyboards, plus backing by guitar, drums, and bass. The keyboards vary from funky organ to jangly electric harpsichord to sharp-edged piano – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Blow Up (UK), 1996. New Copy
A groundbreaking compilation – and one of the first sets to ever explore the rare treasure trove of grooves from the sound library scene! This one's filled with 16 sparkling grooves from the vaults of the KPM record library – a rare source for radio and TV production tunes that's been ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 1970s. New Copy
A treasure trove of rare grooves you've probably never heard before – all pulled from the tiny, but excellent, catalog of Montparnasse 2000, a super-hip French sound library label! Most of these tracks were never issued formally to the public – only recorded to serve as backings in ... CD
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Chappell/Vadim (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
A long-overdue collection of work from the legendary Jack Arel – one of the lesser-known sound library composers of the late 60s and early 70s – but a true giant in his funky field, as you'll hear by the great music on this set! Arel is French, but he often wrote for British sources ... CD
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Voice Of Soul/Sound Of Soul
Themes/Vocalion (UK), 1976. New Copy
Two wonderfully soulful albums from the Themes International sound library label – back to back on a single CD! The Voice Of Soul is a rare date from singer Madeline Bell – a vocalist who cut some key commercial work in the late 60s and 70s UK scene, but who shines beautifully on this ... CD
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KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy
A treasure trove of Brit sound library work – most of it from the legendary KPM 1000 Series, plus assorted bits from the Conroy label as well! The work here leans heavily towards funky jazz – those fuzzy, hard-driving tunes that always made KPM sides a key choice for action films and ... CD
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Lo Recordings (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
One of the coolest, funkiest sound library sets we've heard in a long time – and a massive follow-up to the first two volumes of Nuggets from Luke Vibert! This collection draws heavily on material from the under-tapped Bruton Music library – headed by the same talent that made the KPM ... CD
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Berry/Dual Planet (Australia), Early 60s. New Copy
Very early electronic sound library material from Eric Siday – so much so, that all these tracks were originally issued as 78rpm singles – at a time before the sound library scene moved into using full LPs! A number of cuts here were used as early passages on the first Doctor Who ... CD
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BBC/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A incredible and innovative batch of late 60s sound library grooves from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – short bits of forward-thinking electronic music! It's a compilation of material composed and recorded by John Baker, David Cain and Delia Derbyshire – and it's a pretty amazing set ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BBC/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Synthy, echoey soundscapes from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop! This mid 70s compilation features a range of tripped out electronic soundtrack music made by workshop veterans Dick Mills (who was responsible for quite a bit of the trippy sounds on Dr. Who), John Baker, Paddy Kingsland, Malcolm Clarke ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Feed-Back
RCA/Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
One of the best records ever from the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – an obscure side project of Ennio Morricone and other Italian composers – working here in a freaky, psychedelic setting! The album mixes sonic experiments with fuzzy guitars, freaky keyboards, and some ... CD
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Cold Worlds
Dual Planet (Australia), Late 60s. New Copy
Tremendous spacey sounds from Don Harper – one of the composers of the legendary KPM set Electrosonic, stepping out here in an equally eerie selection of 60s analogue sounds! The set begins with a warm take on the early "Dr Who Theme" – but then quickly moves into really ... CD
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KPM/Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs & 2 CDs
A sound library and a dancefloor? Sounds like an unlikely combination – but it results in a killer collection that's still one of the greatest sets of sound library funk we've ever heard! This massive batch of music is a great illustration of the special sound of the KPM library – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Vocal Impressions
Dare Dare (France), Early 70s. New Copy
A gem of a sound library record from the great Janko Nilovic! The album features Nilovic penning some great jazzy arrangements for "wordless vocals" – sung by either a man or a woman, in a very groovy style! The tracks run from pepped-up ditties that have a "Mah Na Na" ... CD
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Moog Sensations
Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), Early 70s. New Copy
Some of the rarest work ever by moog-master Jean Jacques Perry – originally issued by the French sound library label Montparnasse 2000, and collected here in an excellent 20 track set! Unlike some of Perry's goofier work from the late 60s, these tracks have a good deal of funk in the mix ... CD
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Blow Up (UK), 1997. New Copy 2 LPs
Incredibly groovy – and a monster batch of sound library tunes! The set's the second in a series put together by the Brit Easy masterminds at the Blow Up offices – and it mines through further grooves from the KPM catalog, as well as other tracks from DeWolfe, Amphonic, and Sylvester ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Funky Tramway
Vadim (France), Mid 70s. New Copy
A rare one from Janko Nilovic – his Funky Tramway – a cosmic jazz funk grail from the early 70s recorded in Belgium with an incredible group of local musicians – a stunner in which Nilovic is blending organically funky grooves with synths and other astral touches as incredibly as ... CD
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Triton
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy
Unusual music from Hiromasa Suzuki – an artist we mostly know as a jazz musician, but who emerges here at the head of a great set of soundtrack-styled numbers! The music appears to be done for television in the late 70s – possibly as a sound library recording, we're not sure – ... CD
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KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Easy listening, but done the KPM Sound Library way – which means that most of the cuts here have a great undercurrent of funk! Given that KPM often employed the same artists who recorded the style of funky easy featured on the famous Sound Gallery compilations, you can bet that this set's a ... CD
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Vocalion (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Soaring grooves from the legendary KPM Sound Library – a set of tunes that sparkles with all the charm and glamour of early 70s air travel! The title and cover really fit the spirit of the music here – as most of the tracks are upbeat and sky-flying – the sorts of numbers that go ... CD
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Big City Suite & KPM 1000 Series Compilation 1972 to 1978
KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Sweet KPM funk from the 70s – a set that features the legendary "Big City Suite" from David Gold, plus 20 other groovers from rare KPM sound library albums of the time! Gold's suite is really great – a hip mix of keyboards, wah wah guitar, and strings – all wrapped ... CD
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Instrumental Impressions
Devega/Sonorama (Germany), 1972. New Copy
Sweet sound library funk from Joy Unlimited – an early 70s German combo heard here on their rarest record ever! As with the group's commercial releases, there's a wicked blend of funky jazz and hard-riffing instrumentation – and unlike other records, this one's got an even leaner, ... CD
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Revelations
Help/Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy
A sweet sound library set from the early 70s Italian scene – the only album ever issued by The Revelations – a one-off studio combo with a very funky approach to electric jazz! The album's dripping with plenty of soul – and in a way, feels more like a sweet European take on late ... CD
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GAD (Poland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Heavy grooves from Poland's Klan – a group who worked more in the sound library scene than they did in the public eye – but who come across here with the rawness of some of the best British groups of the time! Bass is often very heavy – something that can make Klan sound funky on ... CD
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SOS/Sweet Decay
Disposable (UK), 1974. New Copy
A pair of sound library rarities – back to back in this limited pressing! SOS features very cool work from Andrzej Korzynski – a Polish composer with a sense of sweet electric sounds that matches Italian composers like Stelvio Cipriani or Nico Fidenco – spun out here on a host of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Finders Keepers (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Heavy electro work from Suzanne Ciani – an artist who peaked a bit later than some of her sound library contemporaries – which means she was able to contribute music experimental films, record productions, and video games – and not just the usual mainstream outlets! Ciani's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Retrospective
Morphine (Netherlands), 1980s. New Copy 2CD
Cool 80s electronic work from Charles Cohen – an overlooked American artist from the mid-Atlantic scene, but one whose music rivals some of the early greats from the previous analogue years! At a time when so many others were either overly bombastic, or way too laid back, Cohen had a way of ... CD
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RCA/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy
A 60s album recorded in Italy – but with a groove that's midway between Memphis and the mod sounds of the London scene – thanks to a heavy dose of Hammond and horns! The tunes are all instrumental, and leap right into the fray with these romping rhythms that often snap along in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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CBS/Rev-Ola (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
One of the coolest albums ever from the mighty Keith Mansfield – an arranger best known for his sound library work, but one who steps out beautifully here on a rare commercial album for CBS! The set's way more than just the batch of late 60s pop tunes that you might guess from the Beatles' ... CD
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Through A Glass Darkly (180 gram pressing)
BBC/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Very evocative sounds from Peter Howell – a musician with his roots in trippier folk work, recording here in a special sound library set for the BBC! Side one features the extended "Through A Glass Darkly" – billed as "a lyrical adventure", but all instrumental ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated October 24, 2014


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