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Riccardo LucianiInchiesta Sul Mondo ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1976. Sealed 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
A sound library set, but one that goes deeper than usual – as the whole project was put together as sort of a concept record, with thoughts on the contemporary scene of the 70s! The two records each have a different title and theme – Stati D'Animo and Diganosi Ecologia – but the musical presentation is very unified, with a darkly brooding blend of electronics, strings, and a few other acoustic elements – used in ways that maybe begin in the harsher side of the Morricone spectrum, but also flows to some warmer moments too. The music's not that far off from the experimental side of Egisto Macchi – but also has more of a soundtrack appeal at some moments – maybe for a dark 70s documentary on pollution or outer space. Titles include "Lo Statico", "L'Oscuro", "Timpan", "L'Astrale", "Interrogativo", "Terra Di Nessuno", "Vita Di Nomadi", and "Tragedia Ecologica". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl, with download.)

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Zalla (Piero Umiliani)Produzione (orig, Gerardo Frisina rework)/Attivita (Gerardo Frisina rework) ... 12-inch
Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99
A very cool cut from sound library genius Piero Umiliani – served up here in both the original version, and a Gerardo Frisina rework! The original tune has this cool percolating electric vibe that really fits the title – percussion and electronics bubbling together beautifully! On the rework, Gerardo Frisina picks the pace up a bit more, and smoothes down some of the edges – creating a groove that has all the captivating spirit of the original, but even more of a groove. "Attivita" is maybe a bit more spacious, but still nicely groovy – and gets some great contemporary touches from Frisina! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bernard ParmegianiRock ... LP
Transversales Disques (France), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Never-released music by electroacoustic legend Bernard Parmegiani – created in his incredible studio, pictured on the front cover – and issued here for the first time ever! The sounds were created for a film in the early 80s – and they feature Parmegiani working on a beautiful range of keyboards and other electronic sources – on titles that are usually short, and which provide this great link between the serious sounds of Bernard's roots (he was a member of the GDM group), and the more contemporary schlock use of keyboards in horror films. There's nothing schlock here though – and there's also maybe nothing rock, either, despite the title – and the whole thing is a mindblowing musical journey, with tracks that include "Depart", "Rencontre Brisson", "Serge Sur L'Ile", "Serge Assomme", "Deux Rockers", "Alba & Serge", "Serge & Lola", and "Sortie Cafe Sous La Pluie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Vampires Sound Incorporation (Manfred Huebler & SiPsychedelic Dance Party ... LP
Mercury/Wah Wah (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Not a real set of vampires working together to make music – but instead a mad studio collaboration from groovy German funkmeisters Manfred Huebler & Sigi Schwab – and one of the albums that formed the musical blueprint for the famous Vampyros Lesbos films from Jess Franco! This set's a very cool concept album – issued by Mercury at the end of the 60s in Germany, and immediately lost to the shifting sands of time – but with a vibe that easily rivals both the best sound library funk albums of the period, and some of the most unique German experiments to combine funk and psych! Given Huebler and Schwab's contemporary work on a lot of those projects they're perfect for the record – which mixes funky drums with Sigi's tripped-out guitars, Manfred's keyboards, and lots of other great work on electric sitar, Hammond, flutes, and lots of weird percussion. There's some cool voices that kind of drift in and out of the mix, at an abstracted level – but the whole thing's really an instrumental outing – and titles include "The Lions & The Cucumbers", "Ghosts Or Good & Bad Onions", "Drug CX9", "Psycho Contact (parts 1 to 5)", "The Message", and "Countdown To Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000! Includes booklet of notes, and movie poster too.)
 
 
 



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