A wonderfully moody session from the late 50s – one that features the eerie vocals of Leda Annest over the orchestrations of Phil Moore! Leda's got a haunting voice that's somewhere in the range of Yma Sumac, but a bit less dramatic – more kind of a wordless instrument, used amidst the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With a cover like that, it's easy to see where the fantasy in the title is going – certainly not into the musky world of swords and sorcery, and instead into the realm of slinky sounds that are right at home in the Italian sound library world of the 70s! The music here has all the warm ... (Sound Library, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Cover has a corner that's just slightly bumped from shipping, but is otherwise totally great.)
Farlocco (Stefano Torossi) —
Tecnologia ... LP Intervallo (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
An electronic classic from the Rotary Sound Library archives – a set that starts out spare and moogy, but ends up with some really cosmic grooves! The music here is quite different than the usual 70s electronic set – and really almost points the way towards use of electronics in the ... (Sound Library, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jimmie Haskell —
Count Down ... LP Imperial/Sonitron (Spain), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)...
Space age rock and roll! The great Jimmy Haskell is one of the hippest arrangers of the 50s and 60s – and he penned more than a few great charts in his day for rock and roll oriented films and TV shows. This rare album has him writing some cool spaced-out instrumentals that basically take a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from one of the maddest talents on the moog – the enigmatic Gershon Kingsley, frequent partner of Jean Jacques Perry! This album's got Kingsley working in his unique First Moog Quartet – a four-moog ensemble that makes some really incredible music! Unlike Kingsley's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stunning work from Lesiman – easily one of the coolest, funkiest talents on the Italian sound library scene of the 70s! The groove here is electric, funky, and often slightly trippy – with perfect use of electric bass to get things going in so many different ways, depending on the mood ... (Sound Library, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
( LP comes with bonus CD version of the full album.)
A weird mix of watery piano and organ lines from Norma Lyon – an obscure Northwest Pacific composer of the 60s, heard here in a self-produced album from the time! The record's divided up into two very poetic sides – "Sea Sketches" and "Dune Sketches" – each of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful lost bit of Exotica from the early 60's! Michel Magne recorded this "adventure in exotic sounds and percussion" in the Barclay Studios in Paris – as one of the excellent albums he cut in France before moving onto more famous soundtracks – and the set's got a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest records ever recorded – and pretty darn rare, too! The Moon People – aka Los Astronautas – were a Latin Soul studio band who played behind some of the other killer recordings on the Speed Label. They're best known for their sock-boogaloo instrumental "La ... (Latin, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Narassa (Stefano Torossi) —
Tensione Dinamica ... LP Rotary/Intervallo (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A moody bit of soundtrack genius from Narassa – aka Stefano Torossi, the Italian maestro who's given us so many laidback gems over the years! There's a slow-stepping vibe to most of these cuts – bass moving quietly along, with blocks of keyboards following suit – and some other ... (Sound Library, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest albums ever from the legendary Cometa sound library – a set that's every bit as weird and wonderful as you'd guess from its cover image of a hand holding a flower with eyeballs on each petal! The music's maybe not as trippy as that picture, but it does have lots of cool ... (Sound Library, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary sound library set from the 70s Italian scene – exactly the kind of record that got so many folks digging for sound library funk so many years ago! The record's a masterpiece of funky rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and warmer touches – served up with plenty of Fender Rhodes ... (Sound Library, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A swirling batch of easy groovers – the light and lively orchestrations of Aldemaro Romero, augmented by lead guitar from Charlie Byrd! The sound is Latin-inflected with a soaring finish – part 60s easy, part bossa-inspired orchestration, with touches of Italian soundtrack styles as ... (Vocalists, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic stuff! In case you don't know it, this is one of Lalo Schifrin's most incredible soundtracks, and it's a stunning mix of jazz, bossa, and groovy grooves. There's lots of cool bubbling electric bass, lilting keyboards, and moody breezy rhythms. Nearly every cut's a winner, and if you ... (Soundtracks, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Armando Sciascia —
Sea Fantasy ... LP Pheon/Vedette (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
A beautiful underwater fantasy of sound library grooves – a set that's almost the Italian equivalent to the Inner Space soundtrack from Australia by Sven Libaek! Like that set, this one uses waves of instrumental energy to create an almost watery vibe – strings mixed with keyboards, ... (Sound Library, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy Brit tunes with exotic Far East influences – affectionately compiled by the deep digging geniuses at Trunk Records! Persian Pop & Casbah Jazz From The Wild British Isles is an apt description, alright – as the vibe is very much in a bright, groovy late 50s/early 60s Brit mode ... (Funky Compilations, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful batch of jazzy grooves, and even better than the first volume! This stuff's all super-rare, and culled from strange European sources – and the cuts have more of a jazz-groove than an easy-groove kind of sound, in a way that's different from some of the other Italian comps we've ... (Funky Compilations, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album