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


Stefano Torossi & Giovanni Tomasso

Echoing America (colored vinyl pressing)
Cometa (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A record that definitely lives up to its title – an obscure Italian sound library session that blends instrumental touches that evoke an America at the start of the 70s with some of the hipper, deeper currents you'd expect from the team of Stefano Torossi and Giovanni Tomasso! There's plenty ... LP, Vinyl record album

Armando Sciascia

Sea Fantasy
Roundtable (Australia), 1972. New Copy
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, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Victor Cavini

Japan
Selected Sound/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
A very unusual sound library album from the German scene – a set that's maybe a lot more ethnographic than the usual stock TV and commercial grooves you'd expect – done by Victor Cavini with a fairly sensitive blend of traditional Japanese instrumentation and a few key modern elements ... LP, Vinyl record album
KPM/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A straight jazz set from KPM, but a great one too – a record that's a great mix of piano and vibes, handled in an almost MPS-ish sort of way! There's a few funky numbers here, and some great rhythms too – very dynamic grooves that are heavy on modal influences, and which really sparkle ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alessandro Alessandroni

Afro Discoteca Reworked EP
Four Flies (Italy), 1978/2020. New Copy
Four fantastic tracks from the Afro Discoteca record by sound library genius Alesseandro Alessandroni – all reworked in contemporary versions, yet in a way that never loses the funky charm of the originals! There's a real respect for classic styles going on here – partly because the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nelson/Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy
Great grooves from this legendary sound library combo from the Italian scene of the 70s – but a set that also features some of their more unusual, offbeat styles too! We've stocked plenty of records by I Marc 4 over the years – and have always loved them for their tight blend of jazz, ... LP, Vinyl record album
DJM/Isle Of Juara (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy
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 ... CD

Giuliano Sorgini

Sounds From The Far Space
Sonor/Musica Per Immagini (Italy), 1973. New Copy
A never-issued album from Italian composer Giuliano Sorgini – and one that's very much in the best spirit of some of his better-known sound library albums from the 70s! Like some of those, Sorgini does a great job here of balancing more experimental modes with more familiar ones – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gruppo Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

Eroina (clear vinyl pressing)
Cometa (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Rare work from this legendary Italian improvisational group – a lineup that features famous modernists Mario Bertoncini, Egisto Macchi, and Walter Bianchi – as well as soundtrack genius Ennio Morricone! The sounds are quite dark and abstract – often somewhere out in the space of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trunk (UK), 2019. New Copy
One of the strangest keyboard records you'll ever hope to own – as this unusual little album features not the musical tones of the keyboards, or the results of computer-programmed music – but instead just features the sound of the keys themselves! That is, each different track features ... LP, Vinyl record album

Steve Gray, Brian Bennett, & Others

Hunter/Adventure Story – KPM 1157 (180 gram pressing)
KPM/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A really great split album of moods from the legendary KPM Sound Library – two different sides, each with a slightly different vibe! Side one is The Hunter – which features a mix of funky action tunes and moodier, tense moments – almost acting like a mini-narrative in sound, with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alan Hawkshaw/Keith Mansfield

Beat Incidental – KPM 1043 (180 gram pressing)
KPM/Be With (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Very short themes from these two giants of the Brit sound library scene – some of them funky, some of sweet, all of them pretty darn great! Many numbers have a very stark, spare approach – one drum pattern, a slightly more complicated bassline, then more creative work on keyboards or ... LP, Vinyl record album
KPM/Be With (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic set from sound library keyboard genius Alan Hawkshaw – one that's got a very positive, upbeat mix of acoustic and electric elements – and some mighty nice keys from the man himself! Alan's got ears here that open up channels of sound through territory that includes catchy ... LP, Vinyl record album

Narassa (Sandro Brugnolini)/Zanagoria (Giorgio Carnini)

UST 7011 – Popfolkmusic (180 gram pressing)
Fonit Cetra/Sonor (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A split set of sound library instrumentals – recorded by two more famous artists, each working here under a pseudonym! Narassa is Sandro Brugnolini – an artist you might know for darker, moodier music on other records – but who turns in some very cool tracks on side one – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Piero Umiliani

To-Day's Sound
Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A gem of a record from the great Piero Umiliani – and maybe one of his funkiest, grooviest projects ever! The set is more sound library funk than soundtrack – and features some very strong keyboard work in the lead on most track – including Fender Rhodes, moog, Hammond, and even ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ciclamino/Roundtable (Australia), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Hardly the kind of record you'd expect with the words "castle" and "country" in the title – a madly tripped-out sound library session that's equal parts psych funk and experimental sounds! Some of the shorter tunes are nice and funky – with raw, minimal drums and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy
Exactly the kind of record that makes us love sound library records so much – and definitely the sort that sets the style apart from anything else we can think of! Both Sandro Brugnolini and Giorgio Carnini turn in some great work here – a mindblowing mix of modes over the space of ten ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from the Italian scene – a set that's got some of the coolest, grooviest tunes we've heard from that country's sound library generation! Unlike some of the spookier, more avant sets from the libraries, this one's awash in beautiful little instrumentals that fit somewhere ... LP, Vinyl record album

Antonino Riccardo Luciani

Agonia Della Civilta
Flower/Intervallo (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A sound library record, but one from the much darker side of the 70s spectrum – that special small sub-genre of sound library material that's not groovy, but very experimental – almost as if the composer AR Luciani were able to work with even more freedom than some of the artists who ... LP, Vinyl record album

Leonardo Marletta

Percussioni Ed Effetti
Cenacolo/Intervallo (Italy), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Percussion and effects – wrapped up together beautifully in this rare Italian sound library set! The album's got a groove that's exactly what you'd expect from the title – acoustic percussion mixes with electronics that are sometimes spare and stark, sometimes production effects, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
They're not lying with the title of this one – as the set's definitely a revolution in Venezuelan music – a very unique album that blends together folkloric elements with 70s electronics, but all in a way that sounds way different than just the sum of its parts! There's some acoustic ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jacky Giordano

Timing Archives
De Wolfe/Farfalla (France), Mid 70s. New Copy
A great set of rare tracks recorded by French funk maestro Jacky Giordano – originally released as part of a series titled "Timings" for the De Wolfe Sound Library – but with a groove that's way deeper than that stiff titled might make you expect! The tracks are tight and ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Brilliant funky instrumentals from the UK Cavendish Sound Library – a company who could sometimes recorded more staid music, although that certainly wasn't the case with the gems on this collection! The music is by a handful of British studio talents of the time – most of whom come ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gokcen Kaynatan

Cehennem
Cacophonic (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Three long, fantastic tracks from Turkish composer Gokcen Kaynatan – all performed on the EMS synthesizer, and awash in unusual tones and textures throughout! The music here is different than some of the colder, more academic electronics of the previous decade – as Gokcen performs the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gokcen Kaynatan

Gokcen Kaynatan
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
You may not be able to say his name that easily, but you'll definitely be singing the praises of Gokcen Kaynatan after you hear this groovy little record – a totally amazing bit of moogy electronics recorded on the Turkish scene in the 60s and 70s! There's plenty of guitar in the mix, too ... LP, Vinyl record album

Coastal County

Coastal County
Preservation (UK), 2019. New Copy
Their name and cover may be a bit obscure, but Coastal County do a fantastic job of paying tribute to the glory days of both the sound library and soundscape scene – somehow managing to work together influences from both David Axelrod and the best of the KPM scene! The music is all ... LP, Vinyl record album

Massimo Catalano/Remigio Ducros/Daniela Casa

Idee 1 (180 gram pressing)
Flipper/Spettro (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet little sound library album – of the sort that first got us digging for sound library records so many years ago! This one's got it all – some funky moments, some jazzy bits, and a number of cuts that remind us of our favorite Italian soundtracks from the period – served up ... LP, Vinyl record album
GAD (Poland), Mid 2000s. New Copy
Here's a trip we'd love to take – going around on the world on one of the coolest keyboards ever, served up here in a series of live recordings from Polish electronic musician Jozef Skrezek! The album features two long tracks that pull together material recorded live between 2003 and 2009 ... CD

Marcello Giombini

Astromusic Synthesizer
Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1981. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
A record that definitely lives up to its name – given its blend of synthesizer sounds, and it's musical approach to the twelve segments of astrology! Each track has a different astrological sign as its title – "Virgo", "Taurus", "Cancer", "Scorpio" ... CD

Nino Nardini

Jungle Obsession
Neuilly/Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1971. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
Mad mad work from the great Nino Nardini – one of the greatest keyboard players to ever grace the sound library scene! This album was never officially issued, but is an incredibly strong bit of "commercial music", created initially for use by radio and TV stations, but just as good ... CD

Barry Forgie, Roger Roger, Nino Nardini & A Mawer

Mindbender – Stringtronics
Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1972. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
An incredible album that's as evocative as its title – one that blends together strings and electronics into a sublime suite of sound library grooves! The album was masterminded by the lesser-known Barry Forgie – and also features work by other sound library talents Nino Nardini and ... CD
Four Flies (Italy), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A totally cool set from Piero Umiliani – an Italian composer who was so inventive, he had to create his own studio just to find a space to express all of his many ideas! And while Umiliani's more experimental side has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, a lot of the tracks here are in ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jacky Giordano

Organ Plus – IM 26
Le Tres Jazz Club (France), Mid 70s. New Copy
Keyboardist Jacky Giordano really steps out here – in an "organ plus" mode that also features work on a fair bit of other electric keys too! The style is nice and simple – tight, short tracks that follow the best sound library funk modes of the 70s – with plenty of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Peter Ludemann & Pit Troja

Now Generation – Percussive Underscores
Coloursound Library/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Percussive underscores, but for the now generation – specifically the one that wants a bit more electronics in their percussion – as most of the set seems to focus more on electric drum styles than the acoustic instruments on the cover! That's hardly a problem, though – as the ... LP, Vinyl record album

John Scott, Brian Bennett, Steve Gray, & Others

Visual Impact – KPM 1172 (180 gram pressing)
KPM/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A record with a lot of visual impact, and one with a fair bit of audio impact too – given that the tracks are a great mix of funk, jazz, and some of the more dramatic styles from the KPM sound library of the 70s! The music is nicely varied, but all in the best KPM modes – as even the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Four Flies (Italy), 1978. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A really great set of Italian electronics – a set that's maybe known better to Americans than most of the generation, due to a surprising 70s release on Folkways Records! Yet this set is quite different than the more academic electronics that usually grace that label – and echo more ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alessandro Alessandroni

Spontaneous (180 gram pressing)
Four Flies (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Stunning rare work from Alessandro Alessandroni – a soundtrack talent who first flourished in the 60s, but really hit his stride in the sound library scene of the 70s! Alessandroni has a great way here of mixing the warm and the sweet, the funky and the melodic – tunes that are short ... LP, Vinyl record album
KPM/Be With (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
One of the crowning achievements of British arranger John Cameron – and perfectly titled too – given that John got his start in jazz, but also worked with plenty of British rock acts too – a legacy that comes together perfectly in this ultra-groovy set! The tunes are among some ... LP, Vinyl record album

Various

New Tape
Sonor (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Rare work from a totally wonderful sound library from the 70s – the tiny New Tape label, started by Italian trumpet legend Cicci Santucci – a player most folks know from his great contributions to Italian jazz in the 60s and 70s! The work here is every bit as great as the albums ... LP, Vinyl record album
KPM/Be With (UK), 2018. New Copy (reissue)
The title totally gets it right – as the album features sound library giants Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett coming completely full circle – emerging again to give us the same sort of grooves they recorded for KPM back in the 70s! The album's a new one, but it's got the complete sound ... LP, Vinyl record album

I Marc 4

I Marc 4 – 1
Seven Men (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible album from this hip studio combo – and one that's every bit a Hammond jazz album as it is a sound library rarity! The set's got more organ than usual from I Marc 4 – mixed with some tracks that have a great piano vibe too – all at a level that's very soulful, and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Enzo Scoppa & Cicci Santucci

Mirage
New Tape/Sonor (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Beautiful sounds from a duo who were one of the strongest instrumental forces on the Italian sound library scene – trumpeter Cicci Santucci and saxophonist Enzo Scoppa – both musicians with a strong legacy in jazz as well! Those jazz chops certainly come to light here – on a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dischi Egede/Sonor (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
An instrumental set that's a tribute to the sea – but with a version of the ocean that's a lot moodier and more mysterious than the watery world of Sven Libaek! Edmondo Giuliani works in roughly similar territory here – often using flutes, light stringed instruments, vibes, and other ... LP, Vinyl record album
CEM (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold & CD (reissue)
Percussion and special effects – a really wonderful blend, especially in the hands of Italian maestro Piero Umiliani! The album's one of Piero's more experimental and electronic outings – done for the Liuto sound library label, with lots of cool production techniques that make the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vedette/Roundtable (Australia), 1974. New Copy
The definitely got the title right on this one – as the album's got plenty of violin, but never in the way you might expect – as the instrument is used in all these weird and wonderful ways that really make the record a treat! There's neither classical nor jazz-based violin approaches ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ron Geesin

ExpoZoom
Dark Companion (Italy), 1969. New Copy
Rare work from Ron Geesin – that unique British talent whose resume involved hundreds of unusual records – from early exotica sides, to work with Pink Floyd, to a number of famous records that feature his talents in the studio! Here, Ron's an experimental musician – creating ... LP, Vinyl record album
KPM/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Nick Ingman's known to some for his groovy guitar instrumentals of the 60s – but here, he's at the top of the sound library game – serving up bigger group instrumentals in two different styles! Side one features "distinctive themes" – and has Ingman working a big band ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rovi (Piero Umiliani)

Discomusic (with bonus CD)
Schema (Italy), 1978. New Copy
A wild one from Italian soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – a set that definitely lives up to the disco promise of the title, but which still has some of the cool playful touches of Umiliani's work in movies too! The record may well be the funkiest that Piero ever cut – and was done ... LP, Vinyl record album

Sandro Brugnolini/Stefano Torossi

Musica Per Commenti Sonori (with bonus CD)
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
An Italian funk double-header – a sweet little set from the end of the 60s, and one that features killer cuts from both Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi! We love either artist on their other own records, but there also seems to be something about putting them together here that makes ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 04, 2020


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