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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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Sound Patterns
Folkways, Early 60s. Near Mint-
Very cool sound effects from Folkways – part of their Science Series – with "human sounds", "musical sounds", "natural sounds", and "location sounds" – but some of the sounds are slowed down, so it's almost more like an avant composition ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sonoton/Hidden Treasures (Germany), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
One of the coolest sound library sets we've ever heard – and a collection that really lives up to its title! There's plenty of fuzz in the mix here – on both the guitars and keyboards – but the tunes are never trippy, as they're almost always funky – very forward-moving, ... CD
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Sonoton/Hidden Treasures (Germany), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
One of the coolest sound library sets we've ever heard – and a collection that really lives up to its title! There's plenty of fuzz in the mix here – on both the guitars and keyboards – but the tunes are never trippy, as they're almost always funky – very forward-moving, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Q1
Quadriga/Sonorama (Germany), 1974. New Copy
Rare grooves from the tiny Quadriga sound library – an album that's split between European maestros Heinz Kiessling and Peter Jacques – but which is more than funky enough for two full records! Side one features great work from Kiessling – tunes that bubble along with a funky ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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, ... 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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Insight Modulation
Gemelli/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing electronics from the Italian sound library scene – a record that's far darker and much more moody than other Italian albums of the time – often with complicated tones and elements that rival more important modern electronic composers! Most of the work is relatively spare, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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Underground
Liuto Records/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... CD
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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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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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Style
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy
Sweet keyboards galore – a wonderful sound library set from the Italian scene of the 70s – filled with Fender Rhodes throughout! The tunes are a mix of funky and mellower numbers – but all sport these really great keyboard lines up top – always rhythmic, even when moving ... CD
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Disposable (UK), Early 80s. New Copy
Very cool sound library work – in a wicked split LP from Finders Keepers! Suzanne Ciani steps out on side one – offering up a huge host of short instrumentals that are all designed to back the presentation of new corporate logos in the mid 80s – tracks that are often heavy on ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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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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Style
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy
Sweet keyboards galore – a wonderful sound library set from the Italian scene of the 70s – filled with Fender Rhodes throughout! The tunes are a mix of funky and mellower numbers – but all sport these really great keyboard lines up top – always rhythmic, even when moving ... 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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Dual Planet (Australia), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Help/Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Dicky Oliver
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 ... CD
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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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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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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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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
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Berry/Dual Planet (Australia), Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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GAD (Poland), 1971/Early 80s. New Copy
Classic cuts from a famous Polish TV show – mostly pulled from the rich catalog of the German Sonoton sound library! The music here is very heavy on keyboards and tight, dramatic grooves – music that's often in the best modes that so few sound libraries could manage at the time – ... 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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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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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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La Rose De Fer/Intiaani Kesa
Disposable (UK), 1973. New Copy
Pretty spooky stuff on this split album of sound library rareness! First up is Perre Raph's music for the Jean Rollin film La Rose De Fer – enigmatic early 70s sounds that mix lots of electronics and plenty of echo, but also sweeten the mix with warmer piano or string passages that recall ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hommage Au Fromage/Hollingsville
Disposable (UK), 1971/Mid 80s. New Copy
Wonderful sounds from the enigmatic Bruno Spoerri – initially a jazzman, but a pretty experimental sound library artist by the time of this early 70s set! Bruno comes up with some very cool sounds that mix together Varitone sax, vibes, and even some occasional funky drums – at a level ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Morphine (Netherlands), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 LPs
Hardly the regular sort of music you'd expect for dance or theater – as all the tracks here are the creation of Charles Cohen – an overlooked American electronic pioneer, and one with a great ear for unusual sounds and styles! The music is almost all performed on analogue synthesizers ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Girl On The Beach/Gentle Sounds
KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
Gentle grooves from the KPM sound library – two great albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Girl On The Beach – soft, seductive grooves from James Clarke – delivered with a nicely mature feel, and one that really takes Easy up a few notches from conventional 60s forms! ... CD
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Vadim (France), 1970s. New Copy
The Remixes are great – tunes that show a loving, understanding appreciation of Nilovic's original music – thanks to a well-selected batch of talents on the set! Most of the numbers hardly veer much from the great grooves that Janko first penned – as they're all awash in the best ... CD
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KPM/Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 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 ... CD
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Garden Of Mirrors/Supernatural Lancashire Vol 2
Disposable (UK), Mid 80s/2013. New Copy
A wonderful split set of sound library work – very much in keeping with the best Finders Keepers impulses behind this limited series! Side one features music by Emerald Web – a set of electronic tracks used for 80s planetarium projects – very moody and slightly spooky, with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dual Planet (Australia), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
A very cool set from sound library enigma Teisco – and one that's a lot more tune-based than some of his other work! The vibe here is very much in an early 80s electro mode – lots of processed guitar over drum machine rhythms, often with this wobbly vibrating sound that's pretty darn ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Group Motion
Morphine (Netherlands), 1989. New Copy
Late 80s recordings from electronic genius Charles Cohen – but music with a spare, analogue quality that feels much more like material from the late 60s! The set features two pieces that Cohen scored for dance performance – but served up at a level that's quite spare and spacious ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs
A beautifully trippy duo who work here mostly with electronics – but who use the instruments in very organic ways that are almost acoustic! There's an earthy, almost hippieish quality to the sounds on the set – music that belies the pair's placement in the pre-New Age instrumental ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Jazz Video
Rotary/Arision (UK), 2008. New Copy
A sound library jazz set – but one that stands right up there with any of the commercially-released European jazz of the 70s! This hip Italian combo is totally great – essentially a piano trio, but with electric keys as much as acoustic – and often augmented by a bit of ... CD
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Teddy Bear/Lilith
Finders Keepers/Cache Cache (UK), 1978. New Copy
Two rare soundtracks from the quirky Bruno Spoerri – both of them a very cool blend of jazzy reeds and lots of electric touches! Teddy Bear is from the early 80s, and is one of the later records we've heard from Spoerri – a set that definitely bears the pedigree of its time, through ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Seeburg, 1966. Very Good
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Just A Minute
Sesac, Late 50s. Very Good+
Seasac sound library jazz – conducted by Frank Hunter, with solos by Urbie Green on trombone! LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 22, 2014


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