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


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
Themes/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
The instrumental version of the classic Sound Of Soul record from UK sound library genius Alan Parker – a record that was also served up with great vocals on another version from Madeline Bell! This set lets you hear all the wonderful grooves that Parker came up with for the series – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Various

Unusual Sounds
Anthology, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
The sounds here aren't that unusual at all – and in fact, they're mostly pretty darn groovy – a superb selection of sound library funk from the glory days of the European scene – collected here together in support of the book of the same name! In case you're new to the scene ... 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
Montparnasse 2000/Underdog (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
One of the funkiest records ever cut by studio jazz genius Janko Nilovic! This set definitely earns the "soul" in the title – as Janko blends his usual mad mix of studio sounds with some heavier 70s elements – including a fair bit of fuzzy guitar, funky beats, and some nice ... 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

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
Fly By Night, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP
A great look at changing modes in the sound library scene – music from a moment when things were getting a bit more electronic – as they also were in the pop and soul mainstream! The rhythms here are often programmed, but that also gives the music a nicely varied approach – not ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rob Franken Electrification

Six Seven Eight
678 Records (Netherlands), 1975/1981. New Copy
Dutch pianist Rob Franken is at the top of his game here – the top of his electric game, that is – as the album's a masterpiece in Fender Rhodes instrumentals, and right up there with the best US Rhodes work of the time! The album's a dream come true if you're a fan of jazzy electric ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rob Franken Electrification

Blue Sky Fingers
678 Records (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy
Very jazzy work from Dutch keyboardist Rob Franken – a set of tracks that definitely lives up to the "fingers" in the title, as all the tunes feature very deft work on guitar from Joop Scholten! Joop's got a style that's very tight, and sometimes a bit 60s soul jazz in approach ... LP, Vinyl record album
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy
Stunning sound library material from Braen's Machine – one of the coolest, grooviest, and most obscure acts that were part of this underground Italian scene in the 70s! Quarta Pagina follows into even more trippier territory than the group's famous Underground album – a wild blend of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Janko Nilovic (Mad Unity)

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
Bruton Music (UK), Early 70s/2019. New Copy
A fresh take on the sound library genius of Bruton – one of the coolest UK commercial studios of the 70s, remixed here by a host of contemporary talents! There's plenty of vintage Bruton tracks that are heavy on soundtrack-styled funk and jazz – and they prove to be a perfect blueprint ... LP, Vinyl record album
Buried Treasure (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A buried treasure's worth of gems from the Amphonic sound library – the record company started by Syd Dale – whose 60s work for KPM was some of the grooviest of the time! Syd's on a few cuts here, but most of the music is by other names who recorded for the company – including a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy
A stunning lost chapter in the career of Alessandro Alessandroni – one of our favorite soundtrack artists of all time! Alessandroni wrote almost as much music for sound libraries as he did for films – and as with the tracks on the set, some of his best nuggets have been lost to the ... LP, Vinyl record album

John Baker, Delia Derbyshire, & David Cain

BBC Radiophonic Music (pink vinyl pressing)
BBC/Silva Screen (UK), 1968. New Copy
One of the first great recorded documents of the genius of the BBC Radiophonic Music laboratories – home to pioneering electronic talents Delia Derbyshire, John Baker, and David Cain! The trio are heard here on a set of amazing tracks recorded for BBC radio plays in the 60s, plus a bit of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Brian Bennett/Alan Hawkshaw/John Fiddy

Hot Wax – KPM 1177 (180 gram pressing)
KPM/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Some definite hot wax from the British sound library world of the 70s – even if the record wasn't issued to the public at the time! Brian Bennett, Alan Hawkshaw, and John Fiddy each serve up tunes to match the title's promise of "the latest trends in production music" – which ... LP, Vinyl record album
KPM/Be With (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
One of the grooviest albums from the 70s KPM sound library – a set that features loads of upbeat vocal numbers in harmony, conducted by two of the swingingest cats to ever work for the label! Vocal material is a bit unusual in the KPM world – which usually focused on the kind of ... 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

Marc Moulin, Ariel Kalma, Robert Altaber, & Others

Noises (180 gram pressing)
Kamikaze/Cortizona (Belgium), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A really cool project from a host of underground talents on the Belgian scene of the 70s – music that's often electronic, but not in a funky or academic way – and which also often has a tuneful quality that really belies the "noises" in the title! Many of these cuts mix voice ... LP, Vinyl record album

Francois Bayle

Electrucs
Transversales Disques (France), 1974. New Copy
Boy, that cover alone is more than enough to draw us in – a frizzy-headed guy sitting amidst a whole host of 70s studio gear – but we've also always loved the music of Francois Bayle, which has always been some of the most striking in the French electronic tradition! The work here is ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dominique Guiot

L'Univers De La Mer
Chicago 2000/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful album of keyboard-heavy tracks – issued by a small sound library label in France during the 70s, with a title that translates as "the universe of the sea"! As you might guess, there's a nice underwater vibe to the record – a sound that's similar to some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ravenwood (UK), 2018. New Copy
A very cool imagined sound library album – one that's heavy on the mellotron you'd expect from the title – but which also has lots of other vintage instrumentation as well! The keyed-strings quality that you usually get from mellotron isn't the biggest part of the sound – and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rob Franken Electrification

Colours & Images
678 Records (Netherlands), Mid 70s. New Copy
Jazzy keyboards from the great Rob Franken – maybe one of the hippest cats on the Dutch scene of the 70s when it came to the Fender Rhodes! Rob's a master of the instrument here – playing it jazzily, but also with this open flow that's really wonderful – and which really makes ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rob Franken Electrification

Don't Stop
678 Records (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy
Fender Rhodes and vibes – a combination that always sounds fantastic, but which maybe sounds especially great here in a rare 70s session from Dutch keyboard legend Rob Franken! Rob's usually fantastic, no matter what the setting – but here, he's working on a set of spacious grooves ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rob Franken Electrification

Absorbed Love
678 Records (Netherlands), Mid 70s. New Copy
Pianist Rob Franken left this planet all too soon – passing away in his early 40s in 1983 – but during the 70s, he recorded a wealth of fantastic sessions on the Dutch jazz scene – including this rare batch of tracks that are issued here for the first time ever! The tunes are all ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rob Franken Electrification

Together
678 Records (Netherlands), 1972/1975. New Copy
Fantastic Fender Rhodes and other cool keyboards – served up in rare 70s sessions from Dutch jazz legend Rob Franken – tracks that are only making their first appearance here! The record has a mighty lean groove overall – usually just Rob's electric piano and organ in a quartet ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fly By Night, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP
Rare work from the Italian sound library scene – and a set that definitely lives up to the "obscure" promised by its title, by looking at a period that hasn't been as strongly covered by other reissues! Much of the work here is from the early 80s – and shows a change in ... LP, Vinyl record album

Group (Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza)

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

Yan Tregger

Catchy
BBE (UK), 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The cover looks gothic, but the sound is plenty darn groovy – a sweet set of sound library instrumentals from the 70s scene in Paris – most of them served up with an upbeat, clubby sort of vibe! Yan Tregger may not be one of those names that immediately comes to the lips of underground ... LP, Vinyl record album

Piero Umiliani

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
Finders Keepers (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Heavy electro work from Suzanne Ciani – an artist who peaked a bit later than some of her sound library contemporaries – which means she was able to contribute music experimental films, record productions, and video games – and not just the usual mainstream outlets! Ciani's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), Early 70s. New Copy
Two unreleased soundtracks from electronic genius Bernard Parmegiani – both surprisingly tuneful, although also equally abstract! The songs for Les Soleils De L'Ile De Paques are mostly in a cyclical mode – like more condensed versions of some of the long-spun keyboard experiments by ... CD

Dominique Guiot

L'Univers De La Mer
Chicago 2000/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy
A beautiful album of keyboard-heavy tracks – issued by a small sound library label in France during the 70s, with a title that translates as "the universe of the sea"! As you might guess, there's a nice underwater vibe to the record – a sound that's similar to some of the ... CD
Moog Recordings Library, 2018. New Copy
Chris Watson's got a long legacy of experimental electronics – including work in The Hafler Trio and Cabaret Voltaire – and that certainly comes to bear here, as he turns out one of the noisiest sets we've heard from the Moog Recordings Library! Tracks have lots of those earthy ... CD

Yan Tregger

Ducks & Drakes
BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy
An underground funky gem – one that never made it past the collections of the elite sound library audience in the 70s – but which is well deserving of global acclaim! Yan Tregger works here in this style that's every bit as funky as his contemporaries on bigger library labels, but ... CD

Yan Tregger

Catchy
BBE (UK), 1978. New Copy
The cover looks gothic, but the sound is plenty darn groovy – a sweet set of sound library instrumentals from the 70s scene in Paris – most of them served up with an upbeat, clubby sort of vibe! Yan Tregger may not be one of those names that immediately comes to the lips of underground ... CD
Numero, Mid 80s. New Copy
The world of moogy music first exploded back in the late 60s – when artists like Bruce Haack, Perry-Kingsley, and others were making all these wonderfully weird records that featured heavy analogue electronics and other playful elements! By the 80s, most of that music had gone away – ... CD

Various

Unusual Sounds
Anthology, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
The sounds here aren't that unusual at all – and in fact, they're mostly pretty darn groovy – a superb selection of sound library funk from the glory days of the European scene – collected here together in support of the book of the same name! In case you're new to the scene ... CD
Buried Treasure (UK), 1970s/2018. New Copy
A celebration of 5 years of the Buried Treasure label – an imprint that most folks know for uncovering older rare material – but who've also done some great new recordings of their own in recent years! This package serves up both sides of Buried Treasure – rare tracks that are ... CD
Dagored (Italy), 1978. New Copy
The sound of Park Avenue – but imagined here by Italian sound library maestro Walter Rizzati – who brings a very European flavor to the record! The set's a sweet blend of strings and keyboards – definitely in the warmer side of the 70s sound library spectrum, but still with some ... 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
Homewood/Sacred Bones, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest, moogiest records we've ever heard from Mort Garson – and that's saying a lot, given that the man gave us the Wozzard Of Iz and a host of moog-based astrological records too! The album's billed as "mood music especially composed to aid the growing of your plants" ... LP, Vinyl record album

Suzanne Ciani

Flowers Of Evil
Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Suzanne Ciani has cut some sweeter sets over the years, but this album's definitely not one of them – as the whole thing is an early piece from the artist's career, recorded on the Buchla synthesizer, and based on the work of Charles Baudelaire! The core piece, "Flower Of Evil", ... 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), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
African rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, rock inspiration, and a motherlode of funky sound library grooves from two of the best British maestros working in the business! The album's an early 70s gem from the KPM catalog – one of the most sought-after records ever issued by the label – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1971. New Copy
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 ... CD
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
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
 
Updated June 27, 2019


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