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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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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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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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Shure, 1973. Very Good+
70s hi fi at its finest – a special record that helps you calibrate your stereo with one side of "test" sounds – and one side of music! 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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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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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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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
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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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Guitares Dans Les Grands Espaces
GM (France), Mid 70s. Very Good+
A sound library set with a special focus on guitars! Includes a few sweetly funky moments – with a warm vibe that's a bit like German sound library material of the time. 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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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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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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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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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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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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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Paris Pop Galaxy
Pulp Flavor (France), 1970s/2002. New Copy
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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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Plastic (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy
Funky studio grooves from Italy – pulled from one of the few sound library sources that the grooveheads still haven't plundered! The folks at Plastic put this one together with the same sort of funky bent as their legendary Stroboscopica sets – and the handsome packages features 16 ... 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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
 
Updated October 01, 2014


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