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


Background Disco EP
Four Flies (Italy), 1976. New Copy
Fantastic funk from Alessandro Alessanadroni – certainly not a household name to most folks, but one of the coolest composers on the Italian scene of the 60s and 70s! Alessandroni first rose to fame doing film score work in the 60s, but by the time of these cuts, he was very much up front as ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 5 CDs
A totally wonderful collection – one that features a huge amount of instrumental albums from Peter Thomas – an artist you might know better from his ultra-groovy crime and sci fi soundtrack material! Thomas scored plenty of films in the German scene of the 60s and 70s – but he ... CD
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
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
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
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
Trunk (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
The grooviest version of Spider-Man you'll ever hope to hear – all music used in the schlocky late 60s animated series – with sounds that are way tighter and better-done than the stiff images on the screen! The music here is all from the vaults of the UK KPM sound library – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Memoire Magnetique Vol 1
Transversales Disques (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy
Rare material from the archives of Bernard Parmegiani – one of the founding members of the legendary GRM in France, and a key underground figure in the world of electronic music! Parmegiani's name isn't as famous as some of his contemporaries, but his sound is equally striking – often ... 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
KPM/Vocalion (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
A very cool collection from the KPM Sound Library – and a set that shows that the label didn't just put out crime and cop-styled funk! Instead, these tracks represent a nicely sophisticated array of sounds – tracks that offer up a bit of jazz, a touch of electronics, and some of the ... CD
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
KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Easy listening, but done the KPM Sound Library way – which means that most of the cuts here have a great undercurrent of funk! Given that KPM often employed the same artists who recorded the style of funky easy featured on the famous Sound Gallery compilations, you can bet that this set's a ... CD
Vocalion (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Soaring grooves from the legendary KPM Sound Library – a set of tunes that sparkles with all the charm and glamour of early 70s air travel! The title and cover really fit the spirit of the music here – as most of the tracks are upbeat and sky-flying – the sorts of numbers that go ... CD
KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy
A treasure trove of Brit sound library work – most of it from the legendary KPM 1000 Series, plus assorted bits from the Conroy label as well! The work here leans heavily towards funky jazz – those fuzzy, hard-driving tunes that always made KPM sides a key choice for action films and ... CD
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
Big Business/Wind Of Change – KPM 1124 (180 gram pressing)
KPM/Be With (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A double-barreled gem from the UK sound library world of the 70s – two different themes, both of them groovy! Side one features Big Business numbers by Keith Mansfield – not industrial themes, but the kind of slinky, jazzy material that would have been perfect for that world where 70s ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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
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
Mirage
New Tape/Sonor (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Beautiful sounds from a duo who were one of the strongest instrumental forces on the Italian sound library scene – trumpeter Cicci Santucci and saxophonist Enzo Scoppa – both musicians with a strong legacy in jazz as well! Those jazz chops certainly come to light here – on a ... 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
UST 7013 (180 gram pressing)
Fonit Cetra/Sonor (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
We love Italian composer Stelvio Cipriani for his cop, crime, and erotic soundtracks of the 70s – and he sounds equally great here in the setting of a rare sound library album from the same time! The album's got no proper title or cover, but it's a wonderfully rich batch of music that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Afro-Progresivo
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1973. New Copy
The album's titled Afro Progressivo, but it's got a sound that's also as spacey as its cover image – served up here in a great blend of electric instrumentation mixed with a fair bit of percussion – all then given some very strange effects in the studio! The sound library set was ... LP, Vinyl record album
Big City Suite & KPM 1000 Series Compilation 1972 to 1978
KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Sweet KPM funk from the 70s – a set that features the legendary "Big City Suite" from David Gold, plus 20 other groovers from rare KPM sound library albums of the time! Gold's suite is really great – a hip mix of keyboards, wah wah guitar, and strings – all wrapped ... CD
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
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
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
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
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
Rhythms Contemporains
Montparnasse 2000/Broc (Belgium), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Stunning and fantastic! This is a rare bit of funky jazz, written by the legendary European composer Janko Nilovic – Montenegran by birth, but best known to the world for his classic 60s and 70s recordings in Paris. Rhythms Contemporains is an astounding batch of baroque funky jazz tracks ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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
Pop World Orchestra
Count Melody (France), Mid 70s. New Copy
A fantastic funky overview of the music of Yan Tregger – an overlooked sound library genius, and one that we'd rank right up there with Bernard Estardy, Janko Nilovic, or some of the other great continental talents of the time! As with some of those others, Tregger's got a great way of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Preservation Tapes
Telephone Explosion (Canada), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A treasure trove of never-heard work from the legendary Bruce Haack – the electronic madman who made his own early synthesizers, and also created the seminal Electric Lucifer album too! These tracks are all from Haack's archive – newly-discovered, and just the tip of a gigantic iceberg ... LP, Vinyl record album
Four Flies (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A late psychedelic era Italian sound library gem – and rare one, too! Essentially the work of a trio of composers – Romano Rizzati, Renato Sperduti and Franco Bonfanti – it's got a consistent, small combo feel that's reminiscent not only of seedier Italian soundtracks, but also ... LP, Vinyl record album
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 ... CD
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
Numero, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Parete 67 For Emilio Vedova
Die Schachtel (Germany), 1967. New Copy
Darkly electronic sounds from Marino Zuccheri – the legendary sound engineer who helped composers like Luigi Nono, John Cage, and Bruno Maderna realize their musical visions in the recording studio! The sounds here were created for an exhibition in the Italian Pavilion in the Montreal Expo ... LP, Vinyl record album
Spleen
GAD (Poland), 2002. New Copy
Mikolaj Hertel may not be a household name, but he certainly knows how to create some great electronic sounds when he wants to – and even on an album as late as this, he comes across with a sound to rival the spacey electronic masters of the European scene of the 70s! The music is spare and ... CD
Binsy
Phonotype/Cabiria (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A really moody little sound library record – heavy on analogue electronics, but used in ways that are nicely changed up from track to track – and quite different than the usual library album of this style! Some tracks are light and tuneful, but others are quite dark and experimental ... LP, Vinyl record album
Zielony Dach
GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy
A sweet set of grooves from the 70s – served up here by a Polish combo rooted in jazz, but who also seem to have a pretty great ear for clubby styles of the time! The music is mostly instrumental disco, but delivered from a jazz funk perspective – with some especially nice flute work ... CD
Fruwajaca Lalka (with bonus track)
Inter Sonus/GAD (Poland), 1991. New Copy
Cool keyboards from this underground figure in the Polish scene of the new freedom years – an artist who works here with a broad array of instruments, and in an all-electronic sound that seems to find a special place after late 70s and early 80s experiments from the German and UK scenes! The ... CD
Themes/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A mystery movie in the best sort of 70s style – one in which there's lots of cool electric touches, and the overall sound is often more funky than spooky! James Clarke serves up a whole host of tracks that would have been right at home on the coolest cop shows of the 70s – with plenty ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
 
Updated December 11, 2018


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