Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.

Sound Library — Recently Added

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


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
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
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
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

Nino Nardini

Jungle Obsession
Neuilly/Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1971. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
Mad mad work from the great Nino Nardini – one of the greatest keyboard players to ever grace the sound library scene! This album was never officially issued, but is an incredibly strong bit of "commercial music", created initially for use by radio and TV stations, but just as good ... CD

Barry Forgie, Roger Roger, Nino Nardini & A Mawer

Mindbender – Stringtronics
Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1972. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
An incredible album that's as evocative as its title – one that blends together strings and electronics into a sublime suite of sound library grooves! The album was masterminded by the lesser-known Barry Forgie – and also features work by other sound library talents Nino Nardini and ... 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
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
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
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
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

Jose Pharos (Jacky Giordano)

Boucles Rythmiques (with download)
Musax/Le Tres Jazz Club (France), New Copy (reissue)
A cool collection of sound library grooves from French funk maestro Jacky Giordano – working here under the name of Jose Pharos – and turning out a sweet late 70s take on his style! All the tight funk of Jacky's earlier work is in place – there's lots of riffing guitars, quick-ste ... 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
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
Bruton Music (UK), Early 70s/2019. New Copy
A fresh take on the sound library genius of Bruton – one of the coolest UK commercial studios of the 70s, remixed here by a host of contemporary talents! There's plenty of vintage Bruton tracks that are heavy on soundtrack-styled funk and jazz – and they prove to be a perfect blueprint ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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

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

Alessandro Alessandroni

Prisma Sonora
Roundtable (Australia), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A dream of a record from the legendary Alessandro Alessandroni – an obscure sound library set, but one that we'd rank right up there with our favorite Italian soundtrack classics of the time! Alessandroni's going for a very Morricone-like feel here – lots of spacious rhythms, isolated ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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

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

Nick Ingman

Big Beat
De Wolfe/Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A funky sound library gem from Nick Ingman – not to be confused with the other Big Beat records from the KPM label – as this set's got an even sharper, hipper vibe overall! Keyboards are in the lead on most numbers – although they get lots of support from the beats promised in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Durium/Mannequin (Germany), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
... LP, Vinyl record album
Durium/Mannequin (Germany), 1984. New Copy (reissue)
... 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

Nello Ciangherotti (Nenty & Silvano Chimenti)

Sonorita Nel Lavoro
Globe/Sonor (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A really great sound library album – one with a sound that's as colorful and complex as its cover! The rhythms really run away right from the start here – with fast percussion at the beginning of the record, and lots of fast-moving funk throughout – often topped with weirder, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Brian Bennett/Alan Hawkshaw/John Fiddy

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

Marc Moulin, Ariel Kalma, Robert Altaber, & Others

Noises (180 gram pressing)
Kamikaze/Cortizona (Belgium), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A really cool project from a host of underground talents on the Belgian scene of the 70s – music that's often electronic, but not in a funky or academic way – and which also often has a tuneful quality that really belies the "noises" in the title! Many of these cuts mix voice ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dominique Guiot

L'Univers De La Mer
Chicago 2000/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful album of keyboard-heavy tracks – issued by a small sound library label in France during the 70s, with a title that translates as "the universe of the sea"! As you might guess, there's a nice underwater vibe to the record – a sound that's similar to some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album

La Batteria

La Batteria 2
Penny (Italy), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Heavy funk from La Batteria – an Italian combo who are strongly influenced by the best cop/crime soundtracks of the 70s – and by the wealth of Italian sound library recordings as well! There's a fantastic old school vibe to the set – heavy drums, riffing guitar, funky basslines, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Various

Unusual Sounds
Anthology, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
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 ... 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

Francois Bayle

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

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

La Batteria

La Batteria 2
Penny (Italy), 2019. New Copy
Heavy funk from La Batteria – an Italian combo who are strongly influenced by the best cop/crime soundtracks of the 70s – and by the wealth of Italian sound library recordings as well! There's a fantastic old school vibe to the set – heavy drums, riffing guitar, funky basslines, ... CD

Rob Franken Electrification

Blue Sky Fingers
678 Records (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy
Very jazzy work from Dutch keyboardist Rob Franken – a set of tracks that definitely lives up to the "fingers" in the title, as all the tunes feature very deft work on guitar from Joop Scholten! Joop's got a style that's very tight, and sometimes a bit 60s soul jazz in approach ... 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

David Gold, John Cameron, Alan Hawkshaw, et al

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
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
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
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

Dominique Guiot

L'Univers De La Mer
Chicago 2000/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy
A beautiful album of keyboard-heavy tracks – issued by a small sound library label in France during the 70s, with a title that translates as "the universe of the sea"! As you might guess, there's a nice underwater vibe to the record – a sound that's similar to some of the ... CD

Yan Tregger

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
Homewood/Sacred Bones, 1976. New Copy
One of the coolest, moogiest records we've ever heard from Mort Garson – and that's saying a lot, given that the man gave us the Wozzard Of Iz and a host of moog-based astrological records too! The album's billed as "mood music especially composed to aid the growing of your plants" ... CD
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

Piero Umiliani

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
 
Updated August 22, 2019


⇑ Top