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Delia Derbyshire/Brian Hodgson/David VorhausElectronic (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Standard/Silva Screen, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
Take a trip into space, all without leaving the comfort of your home – thanks to the amazing electronic talents of this trio of British sound library pioneers! The set is one of those that never got full appreciation at the time – as it was issued only by the Standard Sound Library, and never even reached the small level of circulation as some of the more academic electronic records of the period – even though the work here of Delia Derbyshire alone is enough to match the genius of bigger names on record. Further adding to the record's obscurity is the fact that Derbyshire recorded here as "Li De La Russe", and Brian Hodgson recorded as "Nikki St George" – making the whole thing a real puzzle for discographers. Titles include 'Delia's Resolve", "Delia's Dream", "Lure Of The Space Goddess", "Delia's Theme", and "Fresh Aire" by Derbyshire; "Greek Concrete", "Homeric Theme", "Souls In Space", and "Whirring Menace" by Hodgson; and "Build Up To" and "Snide Rhythms" by David Vorhaus. LP, Vinyl record album

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David H Kimball (Peymont)Atmosfere No 1/2 (with bonus download) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1971. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99
Weird electronics, spacey trumpet, and lots more going on too – all in a set that seems to bridge the gap between early analogue electronic experiments of the postwar years, and some of the ambient sounds to come at the end of the 70s! The music here is never too obtuse, but often does move past simple tunefulness – really exploring space with waves of electric sound, but with focused statements that give each track an individual spirit – and some of our favorite moments even move into territory of early 80s German groups, like Der Plan or Pyrolator, but with a sound here that's a decade ahead of its time! In keeping with the "atmospheres" title, you might think of each track as a visit to a tiny musical planet – with names that include "Congresso A Babilonia", "Inchiesta Sul Futuro", "Sogno Dionisiaco", "Sesso E Droga", "LSD Viaggio Nel Passato", "Incubo Di Isabel", "Venezia Oggi", "Apres L'Amour", and "Meditazione Yoga". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 600 – includes download!)

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Steve Gray, Johnny Pearson, & Keith MansfieldGood Life – Sophisticated Sounds From The Bruton Music Library 1978 to 1985 ... CD
Bruton Music/Vocalion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Sophisticated sounds, indeed – pulled from a time when the British sound library scene was really moving to the next level – and finding a strong identity that was all their own! There's plenty of sound library funk in the mix here, but there's also some deeper sophistication too – a shift that's almost like the change that CTI brought to jazz funk in the 70s – collected from some of the best Bruton Music library albums of the late 70s! Keyboard lines abound, and the horn passages are pretty darn great too – often cool and compressed, and soaring out nicely with the music. Composers include Keith Mansfield, Steve Gray, Robert Folk, Johnny Pearson, David Lindup, and others – and titles include "Night Games", "Sunshine Drive", "Hazy Days", "Golden Groove", "Flying Bird", "Vacation", "Honeymoon", "Early Riser", "Billowing Sails", "Chique", and "Voulez Vous". CD

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Johnny HarrisMovements ... LP
Blank, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... About October 13, 2017
A seminal album from Johnny Harris – the David Axelrod of the UK! Like David, Johnny worked heavily at the end of the 60s and early 70s – blending funk and jazz influences with older styles of soundtrack and instrumental work, coming up with a sublime style that was never duplicated, and barely understood at the time of release. (That's one reason why this album's lain under-appreciated for years – and why we're so happy to have it back again now!) Movements is a brilliant suite of tracks, blending funky rhythms and soaring strings, isolated instruments and atmospheric production – breaking forth with some amazing sample tracks that really crack a groove. The whole thing's incredible, and one of those lost groove classics that we'd recommend for any serious collection. Titles include "Footprints On The Moon", "Light My Fire", "Stepping Stones", "Fragments Of Fear", "Paint It Black", "Something", "Reprise", and "Give Peace A Chance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hareton SalvaniniSP 73 ... CD
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
Moody instrumental magic from Hareton Salvanini – an artist with an Italian sounding name, and an approach that reminds us of some of the hippest composers of the sound library and film score scene in Italy during the 70s! The album's all instrumental, and is almost a soundtrack for a film that never existed – as Salvanini mixes his own piano lines with these moody strings and dark-tinged instrumentation – all with a vibe that's maybe a bit warmer than David Axelrod or Johnny Harris, but in the same sort of territory as their important albums of the time! Weird reeds color in some moments, offbeat strings some others – and there's a suppressed sense of emotion that lingers with lots of blue currents on the record – really fitting Hareton's look on the cover. Titles include "Salamandras", "Viver", "So, "Primitivo", "Irracional", "Papa Mama", "Yelris", and "Preludio Em Si Bemol Menor". (Brazil, Sound Library) CD
Also available SP 73 ... LP 18.99

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Hareton SalvaniniSP 73 ... LP
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 24.98
Moody instrumental magic from Hareton Salvanini – an artist with an Italian sounding name, and an approach that reminds us of some of the hippest composers of the sound library and film score scene in Italy during the 70s! The album's all instrumental, and is almost a soundtrack for a film that never existed – as Salvanini mixes his own piano lines with these moody strings and dark-tinged instrumentation – all with a vibe that's maybe a bit warmer than David Axelrod or Johnny Harris, but in the same sort of territory as their important albums of the time! Weird reeds color in some moments, offbeat strings some others – and there's a suppressed sense of emotion that lingers with lots of blue currents on the record – really fitting Hareton's look on the cover. Titles include "Salamandras", "Viver", "So, "Primitivo", "Irracional", "Papa Mama", "Yelris", and "Preludio Em Si Bemol Menor". (Brazil, Sound Library) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available SP 73 ... CD 8.99

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VariousFlying Start – KPM 1000 Series Compilation 1968 to 1978 ... CD
KPM/Vocalion (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $16.99
A very cool collection from the KPM Sound Library – and a set that shows that the label didn't just put out crime and cop-styled funk! Instead, these tracks represent a nicely sophisticated array of sounds – tracks that offer up a bit of jazz, a touch of electronics, and some of the deeper themes you'd expect from some of the bigger names in 70s soundtrack composition – all mixed with groovy elements that keeps the whole thing as lively as the other sound library collections from Vocalion! There's a nicely light vibe to some cuts – billed here with themes that include "miniature moods", "industry/awards", "metropolis", and "dramatic backgrounds" – and the package features a whopping 28 tracks in all – including "Rat Race" by Nick Ingman, "World Series" by Keith Mansfield, "Guide Path" by Neil Richardson, "Fight For Survival" by Johnny Pearson, "Love Poem" by Keith Mansfield, "Computology" by John Cameron, "Flying Start" by David Lindup, "Sublimation" by Stan Tracey, "Sunny Start" by James Clarke, "Automation" by Nick Ingman, "Mood Macabre" by Stan Tracey, and "Tension" by John Dankworth. CD
 
 
 



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