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VariousRare Psych, Moogs, & Brass Remixed – Music From The Sonoton Library 1969 to 1981 ... LP
Sonoton/Hidden Treasures (Germany), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... About February 15, 2018 (delayed)
One of the coolest sound library sets we've ever heard – and a collection that really lives up to its title! There's plenty of fuzz in the mix here – on both the guitars and keyboards – but the tunes are never trippy, as they're almost always funky – very forward-moving, with tight orchestrations that echo some of the best crime and action film styles of the time! And there's definitely some sweet moogy moments, too – but never spare or spacey, and instead just mixed with funky drums and and heavy bass – to give those sweet keyboards a very groovy focus. Titles include "Newcomer" by Walt Rockman, "Action One" by Sammy Burdson, "Vision Receiver" by Walter Rauxel, "Moog & Brass" by Sammy Burdson, "Life In The Fast Lane" by John Fiddy & Sammy Burdson, "70s Fun Pop" by Otto Sieben, "Big Brother Is Watching You" by Helmuth Brandenburg, "High Tension" by Sven Perner, and "Towerstreet 17" by Gerhard Narholz. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSonda – Muzyka Z Programu Telewizyjnego – Library Music From Sonoton Vaults ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1971/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Classic cuts from a famous Polish TV show – mostly pulled from the rich catalog of the German Sonoton sound library! The music here is very heavy on keyboards and tight, dramatic grooves – music that's often in the best modes that so few sound libraries could manage at the time – a style that still hangs on to the higher quality inspirations from 70s funk or soundtrack material, without as much of the clunk that more commercial libraries ran into. Things are also usually full and focused, too – still quite electric and electronic, but without any too-dreamy soundscapes or new-agey bits. The book features full notes on the show and the music in both English and Polish – and titles include "Sound Tide" and "Speedy" by The Milan Pilar Group, "That's Fancy 1" and "Threat To Research" by Sammy Burdson, "Biopulse 2" and "Genesis 1" by Claude Larson, "Back From Wonderland" and "Alexandria" by Mladen Franko, "Star Drops" and "Foreground" by Jeff Newmann, "International Scoop" by Ted Atking & Alain French, and "Touch Tone Keyboard" by Sam Sklar & Gus Galbraith. Also includes one older British cut – "Visitation" by Mike Vickers – used as the main theme of the show! CD
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Mladen FrankoAmazing Space (Amazing Space Vol 1/Amazing Space Vol 2) ... CD
Sonoton/GAD (Poland), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of totally wonderful albums from sound library composer Mladen Franko – both originally released by the Sonoton label in Germany, and presented here as a single CD! Franko's less well-known than some of his bigger European contemporaries, but has a similarly deft hand with a groove in this setting – an ability to focus quickly on a key rhythm part and hip instrumental twist, with an especially strong approach to keyboards – which range from Rhodes-y groovy to spacey moogy! Mladen played all the instruments himself, but the overall feel is more in a classic sound library studio mode – and although both records were issued in 1980, they have a sound that's much more mid 70s overall. Titles include "Venus & Aquarius", "Back From Wonderland", "Sound Safari", "Wind In Your Hair", "Midnight Party", "Yellow Baloon", "Melancholy Girl", "Lazy Daisy", "Leading Star", and "Clown Town". CD

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