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


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

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
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

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

Victor Cavini

Japan
Selected Sound/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
A very unusual sound library album from the German scene – a set that's maybe a lot more ethnographic than the usual stock TV and commercial grooves you'd expect – done by Victor Cavini with a fairly sensitive blend of traditional Japanese instrumentation and a few key modern elements ... LP, Vinyl record album
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

Alessandro Alessandroni

Afro Discoteca Reworked EP
Four Flies (Italy), 1978/2020. New Copy
Four fantastic tracks from the Afro Discoteca record by sound library genius Alesseandro Alessandroni – all reworked in contemporary versions, yet in a way that never loses the funky charm of the originals! There's a real respect for classic styles going on here – partly because the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Orchestra Cometa

Tower Of Power
Cometa (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy
Cool keyboards, moogy moments, and lots of other sweet electric touches – all served up in this rare album of sound library grooves from the Orchestra Cometa – a larger ensemble made of players who worked for the legendary Italian studio outfit! The music here is in a mid 70s funky ... CD
Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1969. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
Fantastic funky electronics – a rare sound library set from Cecil Luter, done in a mad mod style that's not unlike some of the cosmic breaks you'd get from fellow Frenchmen Jean-Jacques Perrey or Pierre Henry! Cecil moogs it along fast and funky on a dozen tracks – backed by a small ... CD
Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1968. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
Plenty of progressive percussion here – most of it pretty darn funky too! The set's an obscure sound library album, and it's definitely one of that rare breed that's all great, all the way through – filled with groovy little numbers that certainly offer a lot of the drums promised in ... CD

Giuliano Sorgini

Sounds From The Far Space
Sonor/Musica Per Immagini (Italy), 1973. New Copy
A never-issued album from Italian composer Giuliano Sorgini – and one that's very much in the best spirit of some of his better-known sound library albums from the 70s! Like some of those, Sorgini does a great job here of balancing more experimental modes with more familiar ones – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Steve Gray, Brian Bennett, & Others

Hunter/Adventure Story – KPM 1157 (180 gram pressing)
KPM/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A really great split album of moods from the legendary KPM Sound Library – two different sides, each with a slightly different vibe! Side one is The Hunter – which features a mix of funky action tunes and moodier, tense moments – almost acting like a mini-narrative in sound, with ... 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), 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

Narassa (Sandro Brugnolini)/Zanagoria (Giorgio Carnini)

UST 7011 – Popfolkmusic (180 gram pressing)
Fonit Cetra/Sonor (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A split set of sound library instrumentals – recorded by two more famous artists, each working here under a pseudonym! Narassa is Sandro Brugnolini – an artist you might know for darker, moodier music on other records – but who turns in some very cool tracks on side one – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ciclamino/Roundtable (Australia), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Hardly the kind of record you'd expect with the words "castle" and "country" in the title – a madly tripped-out sound library session that's equal parts psych funk and experimental sounds! Some of the shorter tunes are nice and funky – with raw, minimal drums and ... 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

Leonardo Marletta

Percussioni Ed Effetti
Cenacolo/Intervallo (Italy), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Percussion and effects – wrapped up together beautifully in this rare Italian sound library set! The album's got a groove that's exactly what you'd expect from the title – acoustic percussion mixes with electronics that are sometimes spare and stark, sometimes production effects, and ... 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

Alessandro Alessandroni

Forever
Four Flies (Italy), 2017. New Copy
New material from the legendary Alessandro Alessandroni – one of the key forces in helping define the sound of Italian film scores in the 60s and sound library material in the 70s – still alive and well here, and working in a style that's maybe a more intimately focused presentation of ... CD
DJM/Isle Of Juara (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy
A voyage from Brian Bennett – indeed a trip into disco and funk inspired rhythms, as the subtitle lets us know, but also plenty synthy rock, jazz and proggy elements – a Voyage worth taking from the sound library genius Bennett! The synths and keyboards by Francis Monkman is the secret ... CD

Cosmic Neighbourhood

Library Music Vol 1 (10 inch LP)
Kit (UK), 2020. New Copy
Cosmic Neighbourhood move into the realm of sound library music with this delightful little record – a 10" album that's filled with short, captivating tunes – mostly melodic, and with electronic components, but delivered in a style that's really organic, and very beautiful! At ... 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 ... CD
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
Leonardi/Vinyl Magic (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
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
CEM (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest albums ever from the legendary Cometa sound library – a set that's every bit as weird and wonderful as you'd guess from its cover image of a hand holding a flower with eyeballs on each petal! The music's maybe not as trippy as that picture, but it does have lots of cool ... 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

Keith Mansfield/Alan Hawkshaw

KPM 1000 – The Big Beat (180 gram pressing)
KPM/Tummy Touch (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
One of the grooviest sound library records ever made – a whopping batch of funky Hammond heavies from British legends Keith Mansfield and Alan Hawkshaw! The rare set was recorded right at the tail end of the 60s – and it's got a mod sort of style that mixes funky rhythms with some ... LP, Vinyl record album
Musax/Farfalla (France), Late 70s. New Copy
A first-ever look at the tiny Musax sound library of the late 70s – a small company that only recorded a handful of records, but managed to create some great groovers that really competed with some of the bigger names of the time – like KPM or DeWolfe! This set brings together some of ... LP, Vinyl record album
678 Records (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD
An amazing package of rare work on Fender Rhodes – a 3CD set that brings together six full albums that were recorded in the 70s, but never saw the light of day until vinyl issued in recent years! Pianist Rob Franken is totally great – maybe one of the hippest cats on the Dutch scene of ... 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
Four Flies (Italy), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A totally cool set from Piero Umiliani – an Italian composer who was so inventive, he had to create his own studio just to find a space to express all of his many ideas! And while Umiliani's more experimental side has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, a lot of the tracks here are in ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jacky Giordano

Organ Plus – IM 26
Le Tres Jazz Club (France), Mid 70s. New Copy
Keyboardist Jacky Giordano really steps out here – in an "organ plus" mode that also features work on a fair bit of other electric keys too! The style is nice and simple – tight, short tracks that follow the best sound library funk modes of the 70s – with plenty of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Massimo Guantini (Sandro Brugnolini)

Diapositive
Gemelli/Loneos Editions (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A sound library album from the Italian 70s scene – but one that's more like a jazz record overall, given that it's the product of musician Sandro Brugnolini, working under an assumed name – a cat who gave the world plenty of great jazz records in his day! There's a nice mix of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gruppo Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

Eroina (clear vinyl pressing)
Cometa (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Rare work from this legendary Italian improvisational group – a lineup that features famous modernists Mario Bertoncini, Egisto Macchi, and Walter Bianchi – as well as soundtrack genius Ennio Morricone! The sounds are quite dark and abstract – often somewhere out in the space of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trunk (UK), 2019. New Copy
One of the strangest keyboard records you'll ever hope to own – as this unusual little album features not the musical tones of the keyboards, or the results of computer-programmed music – but instead just features the sound of the keys themselves! That is, each different track features ... LP, Vinyl record album

Peter Ludemann & Pit Troja

Now Generation – Percussive Underscores
Coloursound Library/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Percussive underscores, but for the now generation – specifically the one that wants a bit more electronics in their percussion – as most of the set seems to focus more on electric drum styles than the acoustic instruments on the cover! That's hardly a problem, though – as the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alan Hawkshaw/David Lindup/Alan Parker

Themes – Breath Of Danger
Themes/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy
A killer set from the legendary Themes series of sound library records from the UK scene of the 70s – and an album that definitely lives up to the danger that's promised in the title! The tunes all have some great funk elements, but are also slow and moody too – that more haunting side ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, & Others

Themes – The All American Powerhouse (180 gram pressing)
Themes/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Great grooves from the British sound library scene of the 70s – presented here with an American in the title, but with a vibe that's very much in the best modes that Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, and Alan Tew had to offer! There's a few other guys here who aren't named "Alan", but ... LP, Vinyl record album

John Scott, Brian Bennett, Steve Gray, & Others

Visual Impact – KPM 1172 (180 gram pressing)
KPM/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A record with a lot of visual impact, and one with a fair bit of audio impact too – given that the tracks are a great mix of funk, jazz, and some of the more dramatic styles from the KPM sound library of the 70s! The music is nicely varied, but all in the best KPM modes – as even the ... 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
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

Various

New Tape
Sonor (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Rare work from a totally wonderful sound library from the 70s – the tiny New Tape label, started by Italian trumpet legend Cicci Santucci – a player most folks know from his great contributions to Italian jazz in the 60s and 70s! The work here is every bit as great as the albums ... LP, Vinyl record album

Brian Bennett/Alan Hawkshaw

Synthesis – KPM 1132 (180 gram pressing)
KPM/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Very groovy work from these two Brit sound library greats – loads of funky tunes, and great keyboards too – all served up in a massively funky record that was never issued to the public at large! Had this set hit the real record racks in 1974, it might well have challenged some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album

I Marc 4

I Marc 4 – 1
Seven Men (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible album from this hip studio combo – and one that's every bit a Hammond jazz album as it is a sound library rarity! The set's got more organ than usual from I Marc 4 – mixed with some tracks that have a great piano vibe too – all at a level that's very soulful, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dischi Egede/Sonor (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
An instrumental set that's a tribute to the sea – but with a version of the ocean that's a lot moodier and more mysterious than the watery world of Sven Libaek! Edmondo Giuliani works in roughly similar territory here – often using flutes, light stringed instruments, vibes, and other ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vedette/Roundtable (Australia), 1974. New Copy
The definitely got the title right on this one – as the album's got plenty of violin, but never in the way you might expect – as the instrument is used in all these weird and wonderful ways that really make the record a treat! There's neither classical nor jazz-based violin approaches ... 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

Rovi (Piero Umiliani)

Discomusic (with bonus CD)
Schema (Italy), 1978. New Copy
A wild one from Italian soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – a set that definitely lives up to the disco promise of the title, but which still has some of the cool playful touches of Umiliani's work in movies too! The record may well be the funkiest that Piero ever cut – and was done ... 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
 
Updated July 02, 2020


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