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


Flipper/Dagored (Italy), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
The title only partly gives this one away – as sound library genius Alessandro Alessandroni turns towards the world of baroque and romantic music for inspiration – yet also manages to serve up something that's very much his own in the process! This isn't one of those records in which ... LP, Vinyl record album
Edizioni Minstrel/Spettro (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Sweet electric grooves from this obscure Italian combo – one who's actually a quintet, not a quartet – and play in all these wonderful funky jazz styles! The approach is a bit CTI/Kudu Records at times – or more instrumental club music in other moments – and the lineup ... LP, Vinyl record album
Galassia M81 (180 gram pressing)
Edizioni Minstrel/Spettro (Italy), 1981. New Copy (reissue)
Lost sound library genius from Fabio Fabor – working here under the name of The Astral Dimension – which is a very good tag for the sound on the set! Although recorded in 1981, the record has all the warmth of some of Fabor's 70s material – lots of swirling, spacey keyboards ... LP, Vinyl record album
Horoscope (180 gram pressing)
Edizioni Minstrel/Spettro (Italy), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic trip into the twelve signs of the Zodiac, courtesy of the Modern Sound Quartet – a very funky instrumental group that features lots of sweet keyboards from Oscar Rocchi! The music follows a similar format to other great zodiac funk records of the 70s – in that each of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Metamorphosis (180 gram pressing)
Edizioni Minstrel/Spettro (Italy), 1981. New Copy (reissue)
A great little project from two underground legends of Italian music – keyboardist Oscar Rocchi, whose legacy includes some great jazz and sound library material – and drummer Tullio De Piscopo, who could play with avant talents, but also hit some tighter grooves for the clubs! This ... LP, Vinyl record album
Superman (180 gram pressing)
Edizioni Minstrel/Spettro (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)
80s keyboards galore – lots of work on Oberheim, Arp, and Polymoog instruments – mixed with a bit of Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano too – all set to lots of beats programmed on a Commodore 64 and early DMX drum machine! This isn't one of those retro-styled albums by a youngster ... 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
Disagio Sociale (180 gram pressing)
Flipper/Spettro (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Dreamy sounds from Ruscigan – the studio pairing of Piero Umiliani and Guido Baggiani – who come across here in a style that's maybe a bit more sexy than some of their other projects! The album's got a bit of the electronic vibe you'd know from Umiliani's later 70s work, but also a lot ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sonor (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
There's few groups cooler than I Marc 4 – one of the hippest forces in the Italian sound library studio scene of the 70s – ultra-hip, often-funky, and as groovy as groovy can be – even though these guys were continuously working behind the curtain, and never getting any sort of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sonor (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
There's few groups cooler than I Marc 4 – one of the hippest forces in the Italian sound library studio scene of the 70s – ultra-hip, often-funky, and as groovy as groovy can be – even though these guys were continuously working behind the curtain, and never getting any sort of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bass Modulations (180 gram pressing)
Flipper/Spettro (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A trio of sound library artists, all coming together to make one mighty groovy album – a set that's a bit jazzy overall, and filled with lots of funky touches as well! There's an excellent acoustic bassist on a number of tracks – grounding the music with a nicely deep tone, and even ... LP, Vinyl record album
Octopus/Cabiria (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A famous Italian sound library album, and for good reason too – as the set's got an approach that's so unique, we're hard-pressed to compare it to anything else! The music has a really wonderful sense of variety – some groovy numbers, some playful numbers, and a few darker spots here ... 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
Schema (Italy), 1974. 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
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
Pop Impressions
Montparnasse 2000/Underdog (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Nothing pop about this groovy little record – save, perhaps, for the fact that it's been sampled by a number of hip hoppers over the years – because the set's one of the greatest ever from the legendary Janko Nilovic – a real masterpiece of complex grooves and offbeat ... 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
Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
 
Updated June 23, 2017


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