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


Double Face
Overdrive (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
The cover here looks a bit 80s, but the sound of half the record is much more rich and organic – and maybe more in the kind of mode you'd know from the film score work of Piero Umiliani – who's working here under his Moggi pseudonym! Side one is orchestral – and most tracks have ... LP, Vinyl record album
Time Signals
Selected Sound/Trunk (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic work from German drummer Klaus Weiss – an artist with a strong legacy in jazz, but one who was also open to other styles too! Weiss is best known for his funky jazz work on labels like MPS – and some interesting contributions to prog – but he also cut this rare album of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Heritage (Belgium), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
If you can forgive the title of this one, you'll find it to be a very groovy record! The album's a killer batch of funky instrumentals ("black sound") recorded in Italy in 1972 by Augusto Martelli ("white people") – and it's got the groove and swing of some of the best ... 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
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
Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy
Stunning work from Lesiman – easily one of the coolest, funkiest talents on the Italian sound library scene of the 70s! The groove here is electric, funky, and often slightly trippy – with perfect use of electric bass to get things going in so many different ways, depending on the mood ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cometa (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy
Really cool music from the Italian Cometa sound library – all material never commercially issued at the time, a fair bit of which is awash in sweet electric touches! Some tunes have an electric funk approach – almost like funky fusion of the time – while others are darker and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Funky Tramway (180 gram vinyl)
Vadim/Underdog (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest projects ever from funky sound library genius Janko Nilovic – and one of his most-sampled records too! The albums maybe even more offbeat than some of Janko's previous projects – as it features a studio group, named Mad Unity, with a very heavy lineup of keyboards ... LP, Vinyl record album
Suspense
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1972. New Copy
One of the coolest records ever cut under the Zalla alias of Italian soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – a set that definitely lives up to the suspense promised in the title, but with lots of groovy touches along the way! Think of the album as kind of an update of older "scare" ... CD
Feelings
Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy Gatefold
A legendary sound library set from the 70s Italian scene – exactly the kind of record that got so many folks digging for sound library funk so many years ago! The record's a masterpiece of funky rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and warmer touches – served up with plenty of Fender Rhodes ... CD
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
Tempo Sospeso
Cinedelic (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
You might know Bruno Nicolai from a range of wonderful soundtracks he did at the end of the 60s – including some famous western scores and collaborations with Ennio Morricone – and here, he steps out on a rare sound library album that draws strongly from the best of that legacy! All ... LP, Vinyl record album
Costanza/Schema (Italy), 1979. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... CD
La Conquista Di Luna
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy
A journey into space with a wonderful sound – served up here as a set of cosmic instrumentals from Luciano Michelini, most of which have a pretty groovy vibe! The mix of 60s instrumentation, spacey touches, and light electric moments reminds us of Peter Thomas or Johnny Harris at their best ... CD
Inventions For Radio – The Dreams
Psychic Sounds, 1964. New Copy
One of the coolest compositions we've ever heard from Delia Derbyshire – a special set of electronic compositions based around dreams, with lots of tape work and electronics from Delia, plus loads of eerie recitations as well! Each track features someone describing a dream – at a level ... LP, Vinyl record album
GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. New Copy
80s keyboards sparkle and glisten wonderfully here – a mix of Roland, Yamaha, and Korg keyboards – all played by Mikolaj Hertel in a few very cool suites of instrumental tunes! The music is maybe an extension of 70s electronic sound library modes, but also colored with some of the ... CD
Musique Pour Le Futur
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Nino Nardini's given us some very groovy music over the years – like his famous Jungle Obsession album – but this set has the maestro working in a completely different mode – turning out some incredibly haunting sounds in a musique concrete approach! Nardini composed all the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sexedelic
Metronome/Wah Wah (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic record that more than lives up to the promise of its title and cover – and a set that's gone onto legendary fame as part of the music used by director Jess Franco for his Vampyros Lesbos films! The music here comes from the German jazz scene of the early 70s – a sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Wah Wah (Spain), 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A very strange record that's a wild weird blend of easy listening tunes and avant classical bits – all recorded by Marvin Martin, and put together in a lovingly sexy package by German art photographer Charles Wilp! Ostensibly, the music was originally compiled to go with a package that Wilp ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 29, 2017


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