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


Celeste (Japan), Early 70s. Used
Groovy work from one of the most overlooked sound library labels of the 70s – the mighty Sylvester, home to some great French jazz musicians and some very lovely tunes! The set's a mixture of skittish jazz dance numbers, gentle bossa groovers, and some other great tracks that have a feel ... CD
Trunk (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used
Surprisingly great sounds from a very unlikely source – vintage records made by school children – but often put together with an optimistic, adventurous quality that we never would have expected! Many of the recordings were directed by visionary instructors who clearly had some new ... CD
Rediffusion/RPM (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
If the supermarket still sounded this funky, they'd never have any trouble getting us to do the shopping – thanks to the wonderfully groovy sound library tunes served up on this CD! The collection's a great reminder of the days when Muzak could still sound plenty darn wonderful – an ... CD
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
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy CD & Book
A killer collection of sound library funk from the UK – a scene that served up some of the rarest grooves of the 70s! The music is every bit as funky as American work from the early 70s – like records from CTI, or blacksploitation soundtracks – but most of it was never issued on ... CD
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
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
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
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
Dare Dare/Pulp Flavor (France), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
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
Dual Planet (Australia), Late 70s. New Copy
Very cool electronic sound library work – heavy on moog and guitar with effects – and spinning out at a level that reminds us a lot of the coolest spacey electronics from the French scene of the 70s! The tunes are all put together by Teisco, from instrumentation that's relatively spare ... CD
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
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
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
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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
Pop In – Devil's Train
Dare Dare/Pulp Flavor (France), 1976. New Copy
A sweet bit of funk from 70s France – and a great batch of electric keyboard tunes from Jacky Giordano, with a sound that's in the mode of 70s soundtrack work by Lalo Schifrin! The album was originally issued in 1976 as a small-run sound library record, and it's a masterpiece of keyboard ... CD
Chorus
Dare Dare (France), Early 70s. New Copy
The "chorus" in the title is appropriate – as there's a flurry of wordless vocals in the mix of this one! The record feels a bit like some of Ennio Morricone's more vocal-oriented soundtracks from the early 70s – with breezy voices drifting over slightly funky arrangements, ... CD
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
Heritage (Belgium), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
If you can forgive the title of this one, you'll find it to be a very groovy record! The album's a killer batch of funky instrumentals ("black sound") recorded in Italy in 1972 by Augusto Martelli ("white people") – and it's got the groove and swing of some of the best ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Soul Impressions
Vadim (France), Early 70s. New Copy
One of the funkiest records ever cut by studio jazz genius Janko Nilovic! This set definitely earns the "soul" in the title – as Janko blends his usual mad mix of studio sounds with some heavier 70s elements – including a fair bit of fuzzy guitar, funky beats, and some nice ... CD
Spiral (plus Sometimes)
El (UK), 1973. New Copy
Easy instrumentals and jazzy genius from the early 70s Brit scene – groovy, moddish jazz takes on pop and soundtrack hits of the time from the Harry Roche Constellation – with a vibe that betters the grooviest of sound library discoveries! There's a loungey charm to many of the tunes, ... CD
Dual Planet (Australia), Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Very cool electronic sound library work – heavy on moog and guitar with effects – and spinning out at a level that reminds us a lot of the coolest spacey electronics from the French scene of the 70s! The tunes are all put together by Teisco, from instrumentation that's relatively spare ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Flipper/Penny (Italy), 1975. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)
There's a weird and wonderful assortment of styles on this old sound library session from the 70s – a hip blend of electronics, keyboards, guitar, and percussion – all served up in some mighty cool modes from Daniela Casa! The music is moody at points, but often quite rhythmic – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Trunk (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Surprisingly great sounds from a very unlikely source – vintage records made by school children – but often put together with an optimistic, adventurous quality that we never would have expected! Many of the recordings were directed by visionary instructors who clearly had some new ... CD
Fire Stars Dances
Beat (Italy), 1979. New Copy
The rare sound library disco record from Piero Piccioni & Luis Bacalov from the end of the 70s – really cool stuff with funky drums, guitars and bass that soars gloriously with strings – anchored by the 18+ minute title track and featuring several other cues! "Fire Stars ... CD
BBC/Music On Vinyl (UK), 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
Plastic (Italy), 1960s. New Copy
Kind of crazy – but that's what we've come to expect from the Plastic label! The set's a wild batch of Latin-tinged jazzers from the De Wolfe sound library studios – and it features a nice twist on the usual set of funky lost studio classics! There's a lot of cuts on here we've never ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Cat (Italy), 1971. New Copy
Excellent obscure jazzy groovers from the groundbreaking team of Cicci Santucci and Enzo Scoppa! Cicci plays trumpet and Enzo plays tenor – and the pair had chops sharp enough to play with the best of the Italian jazz scene of the 70s, but which also graced more than a fair share of private ... CD
Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy
A legendary set of sound library grooves – and actually one of the first to kick off the genre! The package brings together rare tracks from the small Italian Octopus label – not nearly as well-known as De Wolfe, KPM, or other sound library giants – but an equally great source of ... CD
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Sonorama (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy
Heavy funk in a variety of cool colors – the first-ever collection of work from German sound library labels Golden Ring & Happy Records – and a real revelation to our ears! Grooves are plenty heavy throughout – lots of funky drums and burning basslines – with ... CD
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
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
Conroy (UK), 1977. Very Good+
LP, Vinyl record album
Intersound (Germany), Late 70s. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
Underscores
Emil Ascher, 1984. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
Industrial Statements
Emil Ascher, 1984. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
Finders Keepers (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Near Mint-
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
Porgramme Production Number 2
Berry (UK), 1971. Near Mint-
A rare Brit sound library treat! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Paris Pop Galaxy
Pulp Flavor (France), 1970s/2002. Near Mint-
Great music – made even better! You've probably heard us rave about the work of Janko Nilovic – the Paris-based composer who did some incredible work in the 70s – a mad blend of beats, grooves, voices, and odd instrumental touches. And while we love Janko's work on its own, it ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Cat (Italy), 1971. Used
Excellent obscure jazzy groovers from the groundbreaking team of Cicci Santucci and Enzo Scoppa! Cicci plays trumpet and Enzo plays tenor – and the pair had chops sharp enough to play with the best of the Italian jazz scene of the 70s, but which also graced more than a fair share of private ... CD
Sheffield Labs, Mid 70s. Used
Very groovy stuff – with Joanne Grauer on organ, Victor Feldman on percussion, Plas Johnson on saxes, and Mayorga on piano and harpsichord! ... CD
Grandangolo
Cenacolo (Italy), 1981. Used
Loads of great keyboards from Italian player Amedeo Tommasi – and a record that we'd rank right up there with electronic soundtrack classics from John Carpenter or Goblin! Most of the tracks are quite spare, and build up only from keyboards – using Tommasi's work on moog, Fender Rhodes ... CD
 
Updated April 20, 2014


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