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


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
Nearly 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

Zyklus

Stimulacra
Buried Treasure (UK), Late 80s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy
Over 20 years worth of unheard recordings from the writer/producer of The Delaware Road – work that's been pulled from an assortment of cassettes, DATs, and minidiscs – and which represent a similar evolution in electronics as the technology on which it was recorded! Some of the tracks ... CD
Farfalla/De Wolfe (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
One of the more obscure sound library albums of the 70s from the Music De Wolfe label – a set of electric jazz tracks that's a bit more open and varied than the usual sound library groove – with occasional periods of instrumental intensity that really lives up to the progressive promise ... LP, Vinyl record album

Eleven76

Occhio Occhio
Farfalla (France), 2022. New Copy
The first commercially-available full length set from Eleven76 – a group who get the classic sound library groove so correct, it's hard to tell if this is a contemporary album or a lost nugget from the 70s! There's a few moments of instrumentation and production that give things away ... 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
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

Piero Umiliani (Zalla)

Paesaggi (original 1971 cover)
Liuto/Four Flies (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most seductive sound library albums ever recorded by Piero Umiliani – a set that was originally issued under his Zalla pseudonym, but which has all the best jazzy grooves of some of his famous soundtrack material from the end of the 60s! As on those records, Umiliani plays a host ... 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

Piero Umiliani (Zalla)

Paesaggi
Liuto/Four Flies (Italy), 1971. New Copy
One of the most seductive sound library albums ever recorded by Piero Umiliani – a set that was originally issued under his Zalla pseudonym, but which has all the best jazzy grooves of some of his famous soundtrack material from the end of the 60s! As on those records, Umiliani plays a host ... 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

Piero Umiliani (Zalla)

Paesaggi
Liuto/Four Flies (Italy), 1971. New Copy
One of the most seductive sound library albums ever recorded by Piero Umiliani – a set that was originally issued under his Zalla pseudonym, but which has all the best jazzy grooves of some of his famous soundtrack material from the end of the 60s! As on those records, Umiliani plays a host ... CD

Tony Iglio

Drugstore
Try/Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy
You gotta love a record with song titles like "Marijuana", "Drugstore", and "Hurrycane" – and we can definitely promise that the overall sound definitely matches those trippy references! The record's one of the most obscure Italian sound library sets from the ... CD

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
BTF (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
The cover, artist, and notes are a bit obscure – but the album's got a wonderful sound throughout – and a sense of richness that means that the music here is way more than just some inconsequential sounds for the background! Arawak is the pseudonym of Italian composer Luicano Simoncini ... 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

Sammy Burdson/Klaus Weiss/Larry Robbins

Dramatic Tempi/Background Rhythms
Conroy/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A killer from the UK Conroy sound library series of the 70s – and a record with two very distinct personalities! Side one really lives up to the dramatic tempo promised in the title – thanks to some fierce heavy drums from the great Klaus Weiss, known for a whole bunch of funky ... 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
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

Gruppo Sound

Dreams For Sax
Flipper/Holy Basil, 1987. New Copy (reissue)
A rare later set on the Italian Flipper sound library label – much later than most of the 70s funk classics we know from Flipper, and a record that's equally groovy in its own sort of way! There's definitely plenty of the sax promised in the title – blown with a sharper edge than most ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Selection/Sdban (Belgium), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
An album that really lives up to its name – as the music here definitely has a sense of shape in space – really careful construction of tracks with keyboards and electronics, in ways make for a very unique project overall! The album's got a headier vibe than you'd expect from work on a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Selection/Sdban (Belgium), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A really haunting little sound library record, and one that's very different than just about anything else we can think of in the genre! The set is filled with spare keyboards and electronics – almost in the territory of Terry Riley, but slowed down in pace – so that it's more spacious ... 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
Musica Per Immagini/Sonor (Italy), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy
Late work from Italian sound library giant Sandro Brugnolini, but great work too – a set that shifts a bit in the styles of instrumentation used, but which follows lots of the same dark passages that Sandro explored in the 70s! The keyboards and electronics are more digital than analog, but ... 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

Joel Vandroogenbroeck

Far View
Coloursound Library/Drag City, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
A really unusual set of sound library work from Joel Vandroogenbroeck – all of it recorded for the Coloursound Library label in the 80s, and with a vibe that's nicely different from some of the more famous library material of the decade before! Here, there's a fair bit of keyboards and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Piero Umiliani

Continente Nero
Omicron/Dialogo (Italy), 1975. New Copy
A second sound library trip to Africa by Italian sound library maestro Piero Umiliani – and one that's even groovier than the first! The music here follows a similar pattern – mixing elements of 70s sound library rhythms with some older exotic modes – a blend of electric and ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), 1975. New Copy
Hypnotic sound library material from Italian composer Daniela Casa – some of her rarest work from the mid 70s – recorded in her home studio and never before released commercially! It's very compelling work, with a range of styles from minimalist soundtrack music, to fairly heavy psych, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Piero Umiliani (Rovi)

Pianofender Blues
Omicron/Dialogo (Italy), 1975. New Copy
A great set of keyboard work from the legendary Piero Umiliani – and one that's definitely heavy on the Fender Rhodes promised in the title! Piero first started out with a more jazz-based sound in the 60s, and that definitely returns here – but updated nicely with a sweet set of 70s ... CD

Piero Umiliani (Zalla)

Africa
Liuto/Dialogo (Italy), 1972. New Copy
A totally wonderful set of sound library work from the legendary Piero Umiliani, working here under the name of Zalla – a set that mixes his great ear for electronic elements with some warm acoustic instrumentation too – a blend of percussion, baritone flute, and even a bit of marimba ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from an unsung French music hero – sonic genius Bernard Estardy, whose talents mostly lay behind the studio window, where he worked magic with some of the best French singers of the 60s through the 90s! Yet during that time, Estardy was also recording some very cool cuts of ... LP, Vinyl record album
GAD (Poland), Late 90s. New Copy
CD...$7.99 18.99
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

Ennio Morricone/Bruno Nicolai

Dimensioni Sonore (10CD set)
RCA/Musica Per Immagini (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 10CD
CD...$139.99 199.99
Fantastic sounds from Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai – a set of rare albums of more serious music done for RCA – very much in the darker spirit of their recordings with the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova! The music here is more avant compositional than some of Morricone's lighter ... CD
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

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

Marcello Giombini

Computer Disco
Mondo Groove (Italy), Early 80s. New Copy
We're not sure we've ever seen many computers at the disco – but after hearing this sweet little set from the 80s, we're tempted to bring our laptops along the next time we go clubbing! The tracks are all spare instrumentals with an electro soul core – tunes that are upbeat and ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Musica Per Immagini (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 10LP & 10CD box set
LP...$349.99 554.99
Fantastic sounds from Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai – a set of rare albums of more serious music done for RCA – very much in the darker spirit of their recordings with the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova! The music here is more avant compositional than some of Morricone's lighter ... LP, Vinyl record album

Piero Umiliani

Atmospheres
Liuto/Musica Per Immagini (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
An album that really lives up to its title – as the range of experimental electronics on the set really deliver the atmospheres you might expect from the name! Piero Umiliani really pushes himself here – furthering his electronic experiments of the 70s by starting first with recordings ... LP, Vinyl record album
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

Sandro Brugnolini

Utopia
SerMi/Sonor (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A stunning sound library session from the great Sandro Brugnolini – maybe one of the best records he ever cut, and a set that definitely shows his background in jazz! There's a very strong bossa current taking place in the rhythms – the kind of Italianized take on the music that first ... 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

Puccio Roelens

Research Of Sound
Sounds From The Screen (Italy), 1976. New Copy
We're not sure how much research went into the album – but we can definitely say that's got the sound just right – this sublime variation on Italian studio funk, served up here with all the right elements! The record's got an electric slink that would be right at home on the CTI/Kudo ... 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
De Wolfe (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A heavy funk gem from the UK sound library scene – exactly the kind of record that makes digging for sound library records so great – filled with grooves that never saw the light of day on the mainstream market back in the 70s! Heavy drums rule the scene on many cuts – making the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Klaus Weiss Rhythm & Sounds

Sound Inventions
Selected Sound/Be With (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A rare sound library treasure from the great Klaus Weiss – a German drummer who worked heavily in the worlds of jazz, funk, fusion, and prog during the 70s – all experience that he certainly brings to bear on this great little set! The album's full of funky drums and electronics – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Sammy Burdson (Gerhard Narholz)

Background Action
Conroy/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A killer set of sound library funk, and one that hardly needs to be relegated to the background – given the frenetic energy in the set! Sammy Burdson is a pseudonym for Gerhard Narholz – founder of the Sonoton sound library – but here, he's working in a style that's much more ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ugo Busoni

Valvole
Nuova Idea/Musica Per Immagini (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
There's all sorts of cool musical ideas happening here – sounds that are sometimes striking, sometimes more subtle, and which really revel in the freedoms offered by the sound library setting of the recording! Most of the music is pretty tuneful, but in ways that are different than ... LP, Vinyl record album
KPM/Be With (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A sound library masterpiece from the great Keith Mansfield – a UK maestro who was very adept at an older style of keyboard funk at the start of the 70s, but who here moves into a range of styles that also point the way towards 80s grooves to come! There's still lots of full instrumentation ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jay Richford & Gary Stevan (Brugnolini/Torossi)

Feelings
Carosello/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy (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
 
Updated May 20, 2022


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