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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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La BatteriaLa Batteria ... CD
Penny (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
A contemporary combo, but one who hit the style of classic sound library funk right on the money – with a killer approach that makes the album bristle like a vintage set all the way through! And trust us on this – these guys aren't "retro" or going for some sort of easy 60s modes – and instead, they really find the best way to turn out the sort of small combo funk that you'd hear from one of the small Italian sound library labels of the 70s – from the sharp instrumentation, right down to the production – and especially the best sense of economy and focus when turning out a groove. The music is heavy on keyboards – Hammond, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and more – but also isn't just one of these copycat keyboard affairs, like the flurry of 80s styled work on the market. We're darn hard to please, and naturally suspicious of material like this – to take our word that when we say it's great, it's plenty darn great! Titles include "Espresso", "Dilemma", "Manifesto", "Vice Versa", "Chimera", "Scenario", "Formula", and "Vigilante". CD

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Egisto MacchiBioritmi (200 gram pressing) ... LP
Gemelli/Roundtable (Australia), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Really organic rhythms from groundbreaking sound library artist Egisto Macchi – served up here on a record that never saw commercial release at the time, but which may well be as mindblowing as contemporary work by Harry Partch or George Crumb! Like both of those serious composers, Macchi has a way of making familiar instruments sound very unusual – and adding in his own creations as well – so that the sonic complexity of the record is further underscored by the abstraction of the core elements! And yet there's also a rhythmic pattern to most numbers – like Partch at his best – so that things are never too obtuse, as they've got a subtle groove and pattern that holds together the more outside elements – a bit like the music of Moondog, but trippier. Titles include "Batteri", "Automaticita", "Microscopia", "Valvole Cardiache", and "Peristalsi". LP, Vinyl record album

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