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


Jean-Pierre Decerf

Space Oddities 1975 to 1978
Born Bad (France), Late 70s. New Copy
Spacey sounds from the enigmatic Jean Pierre Decerf – a lesser-known sound library artist from the 70s scene in France, but one who's finally getting his due! Decerf has a style that really lives up to the title of the collection – working with lots of keyboards and electronics in a ... CD
Leo/BTF (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic little record, and one that really lives up to the "elettro" promise in its title – as Giuliani Sorgini uses lots of offbeat electronics, in a mode that's almost a link between the musique concrete experiments of the 60s, and some of the more electronic-based sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
JuJu/Broc (France), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A really rare slice of work from the funky genius Janko Nilovic – not the sound library grooves which have gained him fame over the decades – but instead a batch of rare cuts from his own short-lived record label, which he formed in 1968 with soul singer Davy Jones! Nilovic and Jones ... LP, Vinyl record album
Buried Treasure (Germany), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Nearth 20 years of work from some of the more obscure sound library labels on the European scene – served up here in a blend of modes that moves between heavy funk, jazzier grooves, and some more atmospheric keyboard-heavy tracks – all of which we're not sure we've ever heard before! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gemelli/Roundtable (Australia), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Really organic rhythms from groundbreaking sound library artist Egisto Macchi – served up here on a record that never saw commercial release at the time, but which may well be as mindblowing as contemporary work by Harry Partch or George Crumb! Like both of those serious composers, Macchi ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cometa (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy
Not much of a cover, but that's usually the way it is with the Cometa Sound Library – who provided all the great grooves on this set! Cometa was one of the more obscure sound library labels on the 70s scene – but they also maybe lasted the longest, perhaps because they were small ... LP, Vinyl record album

Janko Nilovic

Un Homme Dans L'Univers
Broc (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most electric sets we've ever heard from sound library genius Janko Nilovic – a set that has some spacey moments that live up to the title, mixed with others that have more of the funk that you'd know from his classics! The spacier bits have a variety of keyboards tripping out in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Broc (France), 2016. New Copy
A really great setting for the talents of French funky sound library genius Janko Nilovic – a set of new recordings that feature Janko on keyboards, alongside some very stripped-down beats and rhythms! Given that Nilovic's music has been sampled often over the years, the approach is no ... LP, Vinyl record album

Basil Kirchin

Everyday Madness
Trunk (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Rare work from the archives of Basil Kirchen – very appropriately titled, given the madness of the legendary UK composer! As Jonny Trunk explains in the notes, Kirchen left the music behind with little in the way of information – but that hardly detracts from the quality of the music, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alessandro Alessandroni

Ritmo Dell'Industria #2
Grand Prix/BTF (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
The sound of industry, circa 1969 Italy – which means that everything sounds a heck of a lot groovier than you might expect! Soundtrack genius Alessandro Alessandroni handled the album – and it's completely fantastic right from the very first note – nothing like an industrial ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alessandro Alessandroni

Trip Around The World
Stella/Saar Milano (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Beautiful sounds from one of the coolest Italian composers of all time – one of our go-to favorites for both soundtrack and sound library material! This set has Alessandro Alessandroni hitting some sweet 70s modes – funky at times, slinky and sexy at others – all with this ... LP, Vinyl record album
DJM/Strawberry (UK), 1978. New Copy 2CD
A really heady record from British drummer Brian Bennett – an artist known for both jazz and funky sound library work – here stretching out in a mode that really fits the image on the cover! The tunes are longer than some of Bennett's earlier sound library material – almost a mix ... CD

Suzanne Ciani

Music For Denali
Finders Keepers (UK), 1973. New Copy
One of the most beautiful records we've ever heard from electronic pioneer Suzanne Ciani – and one of the earliest too! The tracks here were composed for a documentary in 1973 – one dealing with skiing in Alaska – and Ciani uses a sublime mix of acoustic piano and Buchla ... LP, Vinyl record album
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

Modern Sound Quartet

Floreama
Fonovideo/Holy Basil (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A keyboard-heavy set from the 70s, and one that's on the funkier side of the sound library spectrum – thanks to an array of grooves that move with the speed of some of the best cop or crime soundtracks of the time! The main maestro here is Oscar Rocchi – an older Italian jazz player ... LP, Vinyl record album

Sharon Mhati Chatam (Gianfranco Reberberi)

Fantasy (with bonus download)
Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
With a cover like that, it's easy to see where the fantasy in the title is going – certainly not into the musky world of swords and sorcery, and instead into the realm of slinky sounds that are right at home in the Italian sound library world of the 70s! The music here has all the warm ... LP, Vinyl record album
Four Flies (Italy), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Weird and wonderful sounds from a very electric man – the mighty Piero Umiliani, an Italian composer who first rose to fame for a set of groundbreaking film scores in the 60s – then moved into even more experimental sound library work in the following decade! This set has Piero working ... LP, Vinyl record album

Moggi (Piero Umiliani)

News News News News News
Musica Per Immagini (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A really wonderful record from sound library wizard Piero Umiliani, and one that really takes its title seriously – as most of the tracks here have a very news-worthy sort of vibe! There's a fair bit of keyboards and electronics in the set – and Umiliani moves between numbers that seem ... LP, Vinyl record album

Maria Teresa Luciani

Situazioni Del Terzo Mondo
Cinedelic (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A really weird little record, and one that maybe gives away part of its approach with its cover – an abstracted version of sounds that are supposed to be more natural and organic, but which are very electronic and pulled far from any sort of instrumental referent! The music is almost a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Marcello Giombini & Enzo Barbarino

Transvitaexpress (smoke colored vinyl pressing)
Soave (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A really wild bit of sound library work from this Italian duo – a set that almost feels more like an experimental radio art piece than the usual sorts of records from the scene – given the advanced use of electronics, and the mixture of spoken parts with very offbeat sounds! Most of ... 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
Gemelli/Loneos Editions (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Some of the darkest work we've ever heard from Bruno Nicolai – an Italian soundtrack composer who's usually in the more groovy side of the spectrum – but who here proves that he can be as moody and offbeat as his frequent musical partner, Ennio Morricone! The tunes have some occasional ... LP, Vinyl record album
Themes/Be With (UK), 1979. New Copy
A sound library set that definitely lives up to its title – as the whole thing features nothing but drums and percussion, running through a very wide spectrum of sounds throughout! Barry Morgan and Ray Cooper handle the instruments – and come together with a sense of variety that's ... LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

Jay Richford & Gary Stevan (Brugnolini/Torossi)

Feelings (with bonus CD)
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Arawak

Explosive
Golden Pavilion (Portugal), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet set of keyboard-heavy tracks – a relatively obscure Italian sound library set from the start of the 80s, and one that's got a stark sound that's very much in the spirit of its cover! The tunes are mighty lean – often keyboards with just a bit of rhythm – a setup that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Four Flies (Italy), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Weird and wonderful sounds from a very electric man – the mighty Piero Umiliani, an Italian composer who first rose to fame for a set of groundbreaking film scores in the 60s – then moved into even more experimental sound library work in the following decade! This set has Piero working ... CD
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy
A really great record that definitely lives up to its title and cover – a set that's sort of a cool 70s take on exotica modes from years past! The music here is almost all performed by Giuliano Sorgini – who plays drums and lots of percussion, then adds in electronics too – using ... CD

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
GAD (Poland), Late 90s. New Copy
The cover's almost got a 4AD sort of look to it – and that might be a good way to approach the music of Jozef Skrzek here – as it hits on the more meditative side of that British label in the second half of the 80s – as Jozef creates all these spare, keyboard-heavy instrumentals ... CD
KPM/Tummy Touch (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
The big beat here is plenty darn funky – but in some really weird and wonderful ways too – thanks to the genius talents of the mighty Alan Moorehouse, the legendary British maestro featured on this rare sound library album for KPM! Moorehouse is even more compelling than some of his ... LP, Vinyl record album
Broc (France), 2016. New Copy
A really great setting for the talents of French funky sound library genius Janko Nilovic – a set of new recordings that feature Janko on keyboards, alongside some very stripped-down beats and rhythms! Given that Nilovic's music has been sampled often over the years, the approach is no ... CD

Giuliano Sorgini & Others

Africa Oscura Reloved Vol 2
Four Flies (Italy), 2021. New Copy
A special set of tracks that pays tribute to the original Africa Oscura record from Italian sound library composer Giuliano Sorgini – a fantastic blend of percussion and electronics that was almost a 70s update on older exotica modes, but with a much darker vibe overall! Here, contemporary ... LP, Vinyl record album

Giuliano Sorgini & Others

Africa Oscura Reloved Vol 1
Four Flies (Italy), 2021. New Copy
A special set of tracks that pays tribute to the original Africa Oscura record from Italian sound library composer Giuliano Sorgini – a fantastic blend of percussion and electronics that was almost a 70s update on older exotica modes, but with a much darker vibe overall! Here, contemporary ... LP, Vinyl record album
Numero, Mid 80s. New Copy
CD...$7.99 15.98
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
Montparnasse 2000/Le Tres Jazz Club (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
One of the funkiest records of the French scene of the 70s – a now-legendary sound library album from Jacky Giordano – and one that's filled with amazing keyboards throughout! Jacky stars with grooves that are like some of the best Lalo Schfrin crime/cop modes of the early 70s – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Peer/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy
Sublime sound library work from mid 70s Australia – one of the greatest records ever from soundtrack genius Sven Libaek, done in collaboration with a host of the greatest Aussie jazz players of the time! The groove here is laidback, but funky – almost dreamy at times, in the manner of ... CD

Bernard Parmegiani

Rock
Transversales Disques (France), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
Never-released music by electroacoustic legend Bernard Parmegiani – created in his incredible studio, pictured on the front cover – and issued here for the first time ever! The sounds were created for a film in the early 80s – and they feature Parmegiani working on a beautiful ... LP, Vinyl record album
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Leonardi/Vinyl Magic (Italy), 1972. New Copy
An unusual album of underwater sound library music from Egisto Macchi – one that offers up a very unique take on the small genre – like some of Macchi's other records from the 70s! Egisto's ocean is a place of darker moods and deeper currents – not the bright waves of sound or ... 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

Egisto Macchi

ESP (180 gram pressing)
Cometa (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
One of the weirdest sound library records we've ever heard from Egiso Macchi – and that's really saying a lot, given how much weird music the man has given us over the years! The set is very heavy on sounds created by the theremin – but with styles that are often a bit different than ... 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
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
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe the coolest and grooviest music we've heard from the obscure Braen's Machine sound library project from early 70s Italy – a record that's less tripped out than its predecessors, and instead has this great style that's heavy on bossa elements and funky jazz! The vibe's a bit like the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Not the sort of psychedelic music you'd expect from an American rock band of the late 60s – and instead, a stunning set of funky genius from Italian soundtrack maestro Piero Umiliani! The record's actually a precursor to Umiliani's famous global score for Sweden Heaven & Hell (Svezia ... LP, Vinyl record album
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy
Very unusual sounds from Bruno Spoerri – once a Swiss jazz musician in a relatively small scene – but now a world-famous composer for his groundbreaking soundtrack and sound library music of the 70s! This set begins in that territory, and then moves on to some equally cool cuts from ... 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
 
Updated August 04, 2021


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