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XSound library funk, grooves, and breaks -- from Italy, France, England, and beyond -- on labels like KPM, DeWolfe, and Bruton!


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Transversales Disques (France), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
10 Situazione (180 gram pressing)
Sonor (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Rare jazzy work from this hip Italian duo – recording here under a sound library setting, but with results that make for an excellent album of funky jazz throughout! Trombonist Dino Piana and trumpeter Oscar Valdambrini both have legacies that go back to that key late 50s moment when Italian ... LP, Vinyl record album
Afro Discoteca EP
Four Flies (Italy), 1978. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Four sweet tracks from the great Alessandro Alessandroni – very groovy material that takes his sound library genius into the Italian club scene – with a set of tracks that are years ahead of their time! The album and all titles have "Afro" at the start – but there's ... LP, Vinyl record album
21 Years (colored vinyl pressing)
BBC/Silva Screen, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A glorious celebration of the first 21 years of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – an institution attached to a major broadcasting network, but one that also served as a crucial place of experimentation in electronic music! The album was issued in 1979, and brings together a huge amount of short ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBC/Silva Screen, 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Weird and wonderful sounds from one of the coolest spots in the universe – the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop, home to a mix of surprisingly groovy and experimental electronic music! This album was issued on the 25th anniversary of the sonic institution – and it features a strong ... LP, Vinyl record album
Accadde A
Golden Pavilion (Portugal), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing grooves from Arawak – an obscure Italian combo from the 70s sound library days – and one who work here in a wickedly sharp take on funky jazz! The group's got some great flute in the lead – sometimes biting hard over the breaks, ala Jeremy Steig – sometimes floating ... LP, Vinyl record album
Music For Movement (180 gram pressing)
RRC/Sonor (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Music for movement, but of so many different kinds – movements that are funky and groovy, but also some that are a bit more laidback as well – all captured nicely in this rare Italian sound library set from the end of the 60s! A fair bit of the tunes fall into the kind of upbeat, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Basta (Netherlands), 1960s. New Copy 2CD
An amazing lost trove of work by electronic music Raymond Scott – sounds that were never issued commercially, and which may well represent the last corner of his genius yet to be explored! The music here was all created in Scott's home studio on Long Island – and is a fantastic blend ... CD
Musique Electronique Du Cosmos
MusiCues/Wah Wah (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic spacey sounds by the young Jean-Jacques Perry – heard here before his more famous American recordings with Gershon Kingsley – in a mode that's maybe even more abstract and modern overall! The sounds are an unusual link between the musique concrete scene in France and some of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Science & Technology
Dead Cert (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Weird and wonderful electronics from Giuliano Sorgini – working here under his sound library name of Raskovich – but turning out some mighty dark sounds that rival the musique concrete or academic lab experimenters of the 60s! Much of the work is very textural – and almost feels ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sound Of The UFOs
Gold/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A record that's way cooler than you might expect from the title – which is already pretty darn cool itself! The set's got sounds from an astounding array of instruments played by the pair – not just the electronics and keyboards you'd usually get on a record like this – but also ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sonoton/GAD (Poland), Late 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Psychedelic Dance Party
Mercury/Wah Wah (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
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' ... LP, Vinyl record album
DJM/Isle Of Juara (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A voyage from Brian Bennett – indeed a trip into disco and funk inspired rhythms, as the subtitle lets us know, but also plenty synthy rock, jazz and proggy elements – a Voyage worth taking from the sound library genius Bennett! The synths and keyboards by Francis Monkman is the secret ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy 2CD
Really wonderful sounds from an overlooked sound library genius – and an artist who's also a great one to turn to if you want to hear the groovier side of the spectrum too! Rene Costy recorded these tracks on the 70s scene in Belgium – which is why he's probably not as well-exposed as ... CD
GLP 1007
Nelson (Italy), 1970. New Copy
One of the coolest albums ever from this legendary Italian combo – a set that's still got all the sound library funk of their other records, but with a vibe that's maybe a bit more complex and jazzy too! Things are never too far out, but there's definitely moments where a key instrumental ... CD
Clouds (180 gram pressing)
Flipper/Spettro (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Very cool sounds from Pasquale "Lino" Castiglione – an Italian sound library composer we've never heard before, but who really soars out of the gate with a range of groovy styles! Some tracks here have a hip 70s funky jazz approach – complete with sweet keyboards and tight ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/GDM (Italy), 1972. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from Ennio Morricone – a rare album of more serious music done for RCA – very much in the darker spirit of his recordings with the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova! The music here is more avant compositional than some of Morricone's lighter soundtrack material – ... CD
Voice Of Taurus
Gold/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Very cool spaced-out sounds from Bruno Spoerri – a Swiss jazz musician at the start, but one who was always open to very experimental sounds – as you'll hear here on this rare sound library album from the end of the 70s! Bruno plays a huge amount of keyboards here – but also adds ... LP, Vinyl record album
Finders Keepers (UK), 1972. New Copy
An amazing sonic portrait of the modern city – one created on the early 70s Italian scene, but lost to the shifting sands of time, due to its release as a sound library-only album! We've heard Maria Teresa Luciani on a few other records of this nature – but this one may well be her ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated October 19, 2017


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