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


Expansion Galactica
Mental Experience (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy
Really great sounds from an artist with "moog" in his name – and a fair bit in his music as well! Emilio Aparicio Moog recorded these tracks on the Guatemala scene in the 70s – and the titles were mostly issued as ultra-rare 45s, but are brought together here in one heck of a ... CD
Fischio Amore Mio (colored vinyl)
Flipper/Dagored (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful 70s sound library album – and one that focuses strongly on the whistling talents of Alessandro Alessandroni! Make no mistake, this isn't the kind of cheesy whistling that you'd hear on midcentury pop singles – as Alessandroni first honed his craft on Italian western scores ... LP, Vinyl record album
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1986. New Copy
One of the coolest entries in an unusual genre that began to emerge on the Tokyo scene in the 80s – music created for use in fashion shows by very creatively-minded designers – but at a level that's far from the commercial trash of the American and European scene! Instead, the Japanese ... CD
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
Drama Montage Vols 1 & 2
Bruton Music/Vocalion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs
Hard-driving work from UK sound library hero Brian Bennett – an artist who gave us so much great funky work at the start of the 70s, and who's still going strong here at the other end of the decade! Both records are mighty nice – a mixture of familiar funk with some deeper tones that ... CD
KPM/Vocalion (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
A very cool collection from the KPM Sound Library – and a set that shows that the label didn't just put out crime and cop-styled funk! Instead, these tracks represent a nicely sophisticated array of sounds – tracks that offer up a bit of jazz, a touch of electronics, and some of the ... CD
Bruton Music/Vocalion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Sophisticated sounds, indeed – pulled from a time when the British sound library scene was really moving to the next level – and finding a strong identity that was all their own! There's plenty of sound library funk in the mix here, but there's also some deeper sophistication too ... CD
Chappell/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Dramatic music, but pretty darn groovy music as well – served up here in a set of work from the under-reissued Chappell sound library in the UK! The work here is full of jazzy currents, but often set to tight larger arrangements that have all the best appeal of the sorts of soundtrack ... CD
Vocalion (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
A legendary TV soundtrack – music for a show that only ran for 8 episodes, but which has lived on for decades past the original program! The Hanged Man features some of the funkiest grooves to ever come from the Themes International sound library label – cuts scored by Alan Tew, and ... CD
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
Feed-Back (with bonus CD)
RCA/Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy
One of the best records ever from the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – an obscure side project of Ennio Morricone and other Italian composers – working here in a freaky, psychedelic setting! The album mixes sonic experiments with fuzzy guitars, freaky keyboards, and some ... LP, Vinyl record album
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs
A beautifully trippy duo who work here mostly with electronics – but who use the instruments in very organic ways that are almost acoustic! There's an earthy, almost hippieish quality to the sounds on the set – music that belies the pair's placement in the pre-New Age instrumental ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sam Spence Sounds
Finders Keepers (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Amazing sounds from the groovy Sam Spence – an American composer who worked heavily in Germany during the 60s and 70s, turning out some really cosmic sounds in the process! The cuts here are a wonderful mix of funky sound library grooves and more electronic numbers – a beautiful blend ... LP, Vinyl record album
Musica Per Commenti Sonori
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... CD
Costanza/Schema (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A sound library album from the end of the 70s, but one that's got a fair bit of funky jazz in the mix, too – thanks to a lifetime dedication to the music by Amleto "Puccio" Roelens! Roelens was a musician with a long lineage on the Italian scene in the postwar years – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fischiando In Beat
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1968. New Copy Gatefold
We're not entirely sure what "fischiando" means, but we can definitely testify that the album lives up to the "beat" in its title – those kind of groovy, mod tunes we love so much in Italian 60s soundtracks from the great Piero Umiliani! This set's even more obscure than ... CD
Basta (Netherlands), 1960s. New Copy 3LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
KPM/Tummy Touch (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Funky library music from the KPM vaults – one side of raw, hard-driving action soundtrack-ready funk credited to New York Trouble – and one side of proggier and spacier funk credited to Electric Progression! The New York Trouble side has gritty feel – but it's not without its ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cometa (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe not the sound of kung fu fighting that you're used to from the big martial arts boom of the 70s – but a fantastic little record that still fits very well underneath that movement's themes of the time! Rino De Filippi's maybe going for a style here that's an imaginative take on kung fu ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dinamica Ossessiva
Cometa (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
The kind of amazing sound library set that's made the Italian Cometa label legendary over the years – a record that was created in obscurity, never issued to the public at the time – yet remains a completely striking example of all the best new ideas that were taking place on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated December 12, 2017


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