Don't think "pop", and forget any staid conceptions you might have about something "continental" – and focus on the fact that this sweet little gem is early in the great funky 70s run of the Tele Music sound library – served up through the tight drums and musical ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pierre Alain Dahan & Mat Camison —
Rythmiques ... LP Tele Music/Be With (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
A really well-titled set, especially given that as a drummer, Pierre Alain Dahan lent his talents to a whole host of French jazz, funk, and soul outings in the 70s – although his approach here is different than on some of his more famous work! The album's a set of duets with electronic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pierre Alain Dahan & Slim Pezin —
Neo Rhythmiques ... LP Tele Music/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
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A full and funky sound library gem from mid 70s France – a set that really takes advantage of the strong drum work of Pierre Alain Dahan, whose work on the kit is at the core of every one of the instrumental gems on the set! The mood changes up nicely from cut to cut – sometimes there's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pierre Dutour —
Top Fiction ... LP Tele Music/Be With (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
A late 70s nugget from the Tele Music sound library – a set that's got some of sweet spacey touches you might expect from the cover, but which also has plenty of funky rhythms at the bottom! The tracks are short, tight, and really pack a lot into a small space – as the set's got 14 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that really takes on the "phasing" in the title seriously – as it uses all sorts of cool effects to create a special magic with simple sounds – all while managing to serve up some great funky nuggets too! The record's a masterpiece in both sound library ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet work from Michel Gonet – one of the unsung geniuses of the French 70s sound library scene! The album's a mixed bag of styles – in that about half the tracks feature lots of synthesizer and percussion, moogily stating themes that range from fast and groovy to mellower and spacey. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sauveur Mallia —
Spatial & Co ... LP Tele Music/Be With (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
A bass-heavy sound library set from the wonderful French composer Sauveur Mallia – a set that's really different than some of the thinner, more keyboard-heavy work of the period – although there's plenty of keyboards in the mix too! Some tracks definitely have that coming cosmic style ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
French space disco legend Sauveur Mallia is right in the same territory here as his work in the group Arpadys – mixing funky rhythms with cosmic touches, and serving things up with a groove that was years ahead of its time! The basslines and keyboards are great – very warm overall, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Guy Pedersen —
Contrebasses ... LP Tele Music/Be With (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
There's plenty of the bass promised in the title – but that's what we'd expect, given that the great Guy Pedersen's bass appeared on countless wonderful French records over the years! Yet this set's also something really special, too – a chance for Guy to come out of the background, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Guy Pedersen —
Maxi Music ... LP Tele Music/Be With (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
Massively funky sound library work from Guy Pedersen – a bassist who already had a long legacy in French jazz by the time of this early 70s set, yet somehow manages to knock things out of the park in a completely different way! The bass is definitely at the core of most numbers – yet ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tonio Rubio —
Rhythms ... LP Tele Music/Be With (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
A record that really lives up to the promise of its title – and one that delivers not just in the world of funky rhythms, but Latin modes as well! There's some great percussion on the cuts at the bottom – so that even if there's some wah wah guitar or sweet electric keyboards, there ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Swing Family (Sauveur Mallia) —
Music Force ... LP Tele Music/Be With (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)...
A full on funky set from French maestro Sauveur Mallia – a record that mixes his own work on bass, keyboards, electronics, and samples with some slight touches over the top on trumpet, trombone, and saxophone too! The style is definitely a lot more 80s than some of Mallia's 70s work – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seattle soul combo Teleclere have a mighty lean look on the cover – and the sound within is nice and lean too – served up from that moment when larger funk ensembles had been condensed into much smaller groups, thanks to all the right use of drum machines, keyboards, and electronics! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A second stunning helping of grooves from the overlooked Tele Music sound library of the 70s – home to some of the most fantastic work that was being cut on the French scene at the time – much of it by artists who also had a fair bit of backing in jazz! The grooves here are heavy on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great grooves galore – a sweet selection of tracks from the late 60s onwards, none of which were made available to the public at the time! The French Tele Music company was one of those secret sound library labels – recording top shelf tracks during the 70s, but then only passing them ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album