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


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
Buried Treasure (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A buried treasure's worth of gems from the Amphonic sound library – the record company started by Syd Dale – whose 60s work for KPM was some of the grooviest of the time! Syd's on a few cuts here, but most of the music is by other names who recorded for the company – including a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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
Themes/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A sublime set of keyboard funk from the 70s – served up here by two of the mightiest forces on the UK sound library scene! Both Brian Bennett and Alan Hawkshaw have given us some tremendous sounds on other records – and here, they work on the Arp, alongside all the percussion promised ... 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
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
Themes/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
The instrumental version of the classic Sound Of Soul record from UK sound library genius Alan Parker – a record that was also served up with great vocals on another version from Madeline Bell! This set lets you hear all the wonderful grooves that Parker came up with for the series – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Moogin At The Cafe
Moog Recordings Library, 2018. New Copy
A mighty nice meeting of giants – Scandinavian funk and jazz wizard Jimi Tenor, and the legendary Afro Funk drummer Tony Allen – coming together here in a set of duos that are way more than the sum of their parts! Tony plays live drums, and Jimi adds in lots of keyboards and ... CD
Buried Treasure (UK), 1970s/2018. New Copy
A celebration of 5 years of the Buried Treasure label – an imprint that most folks know for uncovering older rare material – but who've also done some great new recordings of their own in recent years! This package serves up both sides of Buried Treasure – rare tracks that are ... CD
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
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
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
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
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
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... 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
Catchy
BBE (UK), 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Themes/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest records ever made by singer Madeline Bell – even though it was never issued to the public at the time! Madeline Bell first broke big on the UK soul scene at the end of the 60s, and also sang famously on many studio sessions too – but here, she works alongside ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Horoscope (180 gram pressing)
Edizioni Minstrel/Spettro (Italy), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic trip into the twelve signs of the Zodiac, courtesy of the Modern Sound Quartet – a very funky instrumental group that features lots of sweet keyboards from Oscar Rocchi! The music follows a similar format to other great zodiac funk records of the 70s – in that each of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Folkways, 1960. Near Mint-
Great Folkways recording of North American Frogs. Cool book, cool sounds, and a neat bit of ethnographic recording. Ribit ribit. LP, Vinyl record album
Penta Flowers (Italy), 1987. Near Mint-
A rare jazz set from Italian saxophonist Enzo Scoppa – best known to our ears for his Dire and sound library sessions from the 70s, as part of the legendary Santucci-Scoppa ensemble! This album's got a more relaxed and solo-focused jazz approach than Scoppa's earlier work – less funk, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Orion, Early 80s. Very Good+
Later work from the Gus Giordano dance studios – a session that's not as funky as some of their earlier work, but still mostly original material played by a group of local Chicago studio musicians! The feel here is mostly an early 80s approach to jazz funk – smooth at times, with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Total (Canada), 1982. Near Mint-
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Bongo Drum Instruction
Folkways, 1959. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Home Made With Teac
TEAC, 1974. Very Good Gatefold
A very cool hi-fi setup record – with an introduction, music, and explanation of recording from Dick Rosmini – plus tracks by Hello People too! LP, Vinyl record album
Homemade Band
Activity, 1973. Very Good Gatefold
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GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. Used
80s keyboards sparkle and glisten wonderfully here – a mix of Roland, Yamaha, and Korg keyboards – all played by Mikolaj Hertel in a few very cool suites of instrumental tunes! The music is maybe an extension of 70s electronic sound library modes, but also colored with some of the ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1978. New Copy
Soaring disco grooves from behind the Iron Curtain – proof that the sound of Studio 54 was touching all corners of the globe in the 70s! The disco here isn't really the familiar sort, though – as the music was recorded by a studio project – a bit like sound library funk from ... CD
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
 
Updated February 18, 2019


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