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


Janko Nilovic & The Soul Surfers

Maze Of Sounds
Broc (Switzerland), 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
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

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

Alessandro Alessandroni

Spontaneous (180 gram pressing)
Four Flies (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Stunning rare work from Alessandro Alessandroni – a soundtrack talent who first flourished in the 60s, but really hit his stride in the sound library scene of the 70s! Alessandroni has a great way here of mixing the warm and the sweet, the funky and the melodic – tunes that are short ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe the coolest and grooviest music we've heard from the obscure Braen's Machine sound library project from early 70s Italy – a record that's less tripped out than its predecessors, and instead has this great style that's heavy on bossa elements and funky jazz! The vibe's a bit like the ... 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

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
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

Piero Umiliani

Psichedelica
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... CD

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
Cometa/Roundtable (Australia), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Way more than just another set of soundtrack work from the Italian scene of the 70s – and instead, a record that stands equally well on its own, with a really complicated mix of larger themes, folksy currents, and some avant garde instrumentation! The music is possibly some of the warmest we' ... 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

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

Victor Cavini

Japan
Selected Sound/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
A very unusual sound library album from the German scene – a set that's maybe a lot more ethnographic than the usual stock TV and commercial grooves you'd expect – done by Victor Cavini with a fairly sensitive blend of traditional Japanese instrumentation and a few key modern elements ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alessandro Alessandroni

Afro Discoteca Reworked EP
Four Flies (Italy), 1978/2020. New Copy
Four fantastic tracks from the Afro Discoteca record by sound library genius Alesseandro Alessandroni – all reworked in contemporary versions, yet in a way that never loses the funky charm of the originals! There's a real respect for classic styles going on here – partly because the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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 ... CD

Wladyslaw Komendarek

Ars Electronica 1989/1990
GAD (Poland), Late 80s. New Copy
Four long slices of electronic genius from Wladyslaw Komendarek – a Polish talent with techniques to rival some of the best British and American electronic experimenters from the decade before – but much less known, given that his music never got much circulation in the west! The album ... CD

Alessandro Alessandroni

Forever
Four Flies (Italy), 2017. New Copy
New material from the legendary Alessandro Alessandroni – one of the key forces in helping define the sound of Italian film scores in the 60s and sound library material in the 70s – still alive and well here, and working in a style that's maybe a more intimately focused presentation of ... 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

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
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
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
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
CEM (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest albums ever from the legendary Cometa sound library – a set that's every bit as weird and wonderful as you'd guess from its cover image of a hand holding a flower with eyeballs on each petal! The music's maybe not as trippy as that picture, but it does have lots of cool ... 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
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

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
Play Time (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Some of the funkiest, grooviest sounds we've ever heard from Francis Lai – the French film composer who gave the world the soundtracks for Love Story and A Man & A Woman – but who comes across here in a style that's more like some of the best British and Italian sound library ... 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
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
Four Flies (Italy), 1978. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A really great set of Italian electronics – a set that's maybe known better to Americans than most of the generation, due to a surprising 70s release on Folkways Records! Yet this set is quite different than the more academic electronics that usually grace that label – and echo more ... 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

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
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
ATA (UK), 2020. New Copy
Not a standard sound library record, but one that's every bit as funky – thanks to a great ear for the right sort of 70s grooves from the folks at ATA Records! The music is contemporary, from the label that's been giving us some great funky 45s over the years – but the package has all ... LP, Vinyl record album

Narassa (Sandro Brugnolini)/Zanagoria (Giorgio Carnini)

UST 7011 – Popfolkmusic (180 gram pressing)
Fonit Cetra/Sonor (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A split set of sound library instrumentals – recorded by two more famous artists, each working here under a pseudonym! Narassa is Sandro Brugnolini – an artist you might know for darker, moodier music on other records – but who turns in some very cool tracks on side one – ... 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
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
ATA (UK), 2020. New Copy
Not a standard sound library record, but one that's every bit as funky – thanks to a great ear for the right sort of 70s grooves from the folks at ATA Records! The music is contemporary, from the label that's been giving us some great funky 45s over the years – but the package has all ... CD
Bosworth/Folkways, 1974. New Copy Gatefold
A haunting batch of commercial music from the 70s – billed in the notes to Bosworth Ensembles, which makes us almost think that the work's from the Bosworth Sound Library – even though the record was issued in the US by Folkways! Most of the music here is relatively gentle – ... CD
Folkways, 1960. New Copy Gatefold
The bugs take over on this weird early album from Folkways – an assortment of odd insect sounds and noises, all with some nicely hokey narration! The quality of the recording is surprisingly gritty – so that the vibrations of wings and legs almost comes across like an early set of ... CD

Ray Dugan/Billy Mann/Bob Hunter

Instrumental Gold Vol 1
Olympus/Essential, 1977. New Copy
The cover's a little bit cheesy, but the music inside is mighty nice – an American take on 70s sound library modes, but wrapped around a host of familiar tunes you might also know from both TV and the charts of the time! There's two major groups here – the orchestras of Ray Dugan and ... CD
Durium/Mannequin (Germany), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Doris Norton really moves out of the sound library shadows with this mid-80s set – a record that's got lots of tight electro-soul grooves – served up with plenty of beats, Roland keyboards, and even a bit of vocoder material as well! Doris works alongside Antonious Rex – who did ... LP, Vinyl record album

Yan Tregger

Catchy
BBE (UK), 1978. New Copy
CD...$8.99 14.99
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
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
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
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
 
Updated March 09, 2021


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