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


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

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
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
Bruton Music/Trunk (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Nothing brutish here – as Trunk Records takes a dip into the sweeter side of the Bruton Records sound library – with a great focus on tunes from the label that are mellow, jazzy, and often filled with these wonderfully laidback grooves! You'll recognize most of these artists from ... 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

Marcello Giombini

Astromusic Synthesizer
Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1981. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
A record that definitely lives up to its name – given its blend of synthesizer sounds, and it's musical approach to the twelve segments of astrology! Each track has a different astrological sign as its title – "Virgo", "Taurus", "Cancer", "Scorpio" ... 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

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
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

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

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
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

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
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy
Stunning sound library material from Braen's Machine – one of the coolest, grooviest, and most obscure acts that were part of this underground Italian scene in the 70s! Quarta Pagina follows into even more trippier territory than the group's famous Underground album – a wild blend of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Janko Nilovic

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

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
Numero, 2014. New Copy
A beautiful little keyboard record – tracks recorded for a 21st Century modern dance performance, but which have lots of great touches of the 80s underground! There's a style here that mixes keyboards, synth, and drum machine elements that might normally be found in the cold wave scene ... 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
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

Moggi (Piero Umiliani)

Double Face
Overdrive (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
The cover here looks a bit 80s, but the sound of half the record is much more rich and organic – and maybe more in the kind of mode you'd know from the film score work of Piero Umiliani – who's working here under his Moggi pseudonym! Side one is orchestral – and most tracks have ... LP, Vinyl record album

Various

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
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
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

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
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

Fabio Fabor (Fabio Borgazzi)

Pape Satan (180 gram colored vinyl pressing)
Hard/Beatball (Korea), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A really dark little sound library album – but maybe that's what you would have guessed from a record that has satan in the title! The music here is almost a stripped-down, compressed approach to some of the territory that Goblin were bringing to their early soundtracks – lots of ... 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

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

Paul Dupont/Roger Webb

Tapestry
Chappell/Farfalla (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Paul Dupont and his orchestra play some mighty nice tunes here – as the music was all penned by England's Roger Webb, best known for his work on some killer soundtracks, and for doing charts for some of that country's bigger singers! The charts are nice and jazzy, but also have some elements ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jacky Giordano

Organ – IM 24
Le Tres Jazz Club (France), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic funky organ from Jacky Giordano – a European keyboardist who seems to sparkle in just about every style he tries on! The set's a sound library record, barely issued at the time – but Jacky treats the proceedings like he's trying to audition for some top-level jazz organ ... LP, Vinyl record album
Magic Touch/Wah Wah (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Yan Tregger gave the world some funky sound library work in the 70s – but here, he's in much darker territory – definitely in the land of no return, which he explores with waves of really moody electronics! The tunes are still rhythmic – as with Yan's previous work – but ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jean Jacques Perry

Musique Electronique Du Cosmos
MusiCues/Wah Wah (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic spacey sounds by the young Jean-Jacques Perry – heard here before his more famous American recordings with Gershon Kingsley – in a mode that's maybe even more abstract and modern overall! The sounds are an unusual link between the musique concrete scene in France and some of ... 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
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

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

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
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
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
Finders Keepers (UK), 1972. New Copy
An amazing sonic portrait of the modern city – one created on the early 70s Italian scene, but lost to the shifting sands of time, due to its release as a sound library-only album! We've heard Maria Teresa Luciani on a few other records of this nature – but this one may well be her ... LP, Vinyl record album
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

Brian Bennett

Drama Montage Vols 1 & 2
Bruton Music/Vocalion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs
Hard-driving work from UK sound library hero Brian Bennett – an artist who gave us so much great funky work at the start of the 70s, and who's still going strong here at the other end of the decade! Both records are mighty nice – a mixture of familiar funk with some deeper tones that ... CD

Janko Nilovic & The Soul Surfers

Maze Of Sounds
Broc (France), 2020. New Copy
A great pairing of funky talents old and new – 70s sound library legend Janko Nilovic on keyboards, and the totally hip Soul Surfers combo on rhythms – providing these great backdrops for some surprisingly wonderful work on organ, piano, and Rhodes from Janko! We'll confess, we didn't ... CD
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
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
 
Updated June 14, 2021


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