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


CAM/Sonor (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A beautifully groovy sound library album – one that's in our favorite kind of mode – the same sort of funky and jazzy style as the best soundtrack work of the time! Film maestro Nico Fidenco put together the music – under the name of Donimak – the the sounds have maybe even ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lo Sport Vol 1 (180 gram pressing)
Union/Sonor (Italy), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A sporty little set of instrumentals – and one that's maybe a bit different than you might expect! A few of these tunes follow the usual sound library mode of records issued with such a title – in that they might be fitting themes to announce an athletic game or contest – but ... LP, Vinyl record album
La Natura E L'Uomo
Nereide/Intervallo (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful little record, and one that's got way more heart and soul to offer than you might expect from the rather understated packaging – which hides an album that's full of sparkling 70s keyboard magic! The music here is by a mix of Italian soundtrack and jazz talents – the latter ... LP, Vinyl record album
Impact – Synthesized Sound & Music
Vedette/Intervallo (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
The title's no lie, as the set is heavy on synthesizer work – and we mean that in the best way possible! The tunes here are spare, and often spooky – in an analogue electronic mode that moves between the traditions of the postwar experimentalists and some of the groovier soundtrack ... LP, Vinyl record album
Taste Me
Blitz/Mondo Groove (Italy), 1981. New Copy
The "Louis" in the band here is Louis Vanni – an Italian sound library arranger who cooked up this rare batch of instrumental grooves in the studio! The approach is funk, but of a varied sort – sometimes more disco, sometimes more soundtrack – occasionally with the ... 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
Dramatest
Fonovideo/Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy
Some of the most offbeat music we've heard from Italian musician Oscar Rocchi – a set that's not nearly as jazzy as some of his other work of the time, and which instead serves as a wonderfully experimental approach to keyboards! The set's done in collaboration with Fabio Fabor (and has ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fonovideo/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy
Weird sounds that definitely live up to the diabolicus and mysterious names promised in the title – as these instrumentals all feel like they've been pulled from some very spooky films from the 60s! The music here is sometimes a bit darker than other records you'll know from Fabio Fabor ... LP, Vinyl record album
Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy
A quirky little record from Italian pianist Lelio Luttazzi – a jazz artist at the core, but really stretching out here for this rare sound library session from 1971! The set's got Luttazzi painting in many modes of sound – sometimes upbeat and mod, sometimes a bit spare and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Circle Of Light
Trunk (UK), 1972. New Copy
A really unusual project from electronic music legend Delia Derbyshire – sounds that were created for a film of abstract photographic images, but which work beautifully here on their own! Partner Elsa Stansfield contributes a lot of core elements to the music – Derbyshire works in ... 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
La Fatica
Flipper/Intervallo (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A great sound library set, and one with a very unusual vibe – music that comes mostly from the trumpet of Massimo Catalano and the piano and keyboards of Remigio Ducros – the latter of whom is avant sometimes, and more jazzy at other moments! Catalano's trumpet does a lot to warm ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gemelli (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Classic work by one of the coolest acts going on the Italian sound library scene of the 70s – a combo who were only a studio ensemble, but who could groove with the best funky jazz acts of the time! This second set from I Gres is a masterpiece of lively rhythms, cool keyboards, and lots of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mondo Inquieto (180 gram pressing)
Soundworkshop/Black Sweat (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Soundtrack maestro Piero Umiliani harnesses both sides of his famous talents here – electronics and strings – both combined here in a very experimental way, in keeping with some of the more offbeat albums that came from his Sound Workshop in the 70s! Some tracks almost have a film ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tensione (180 gram pressing)
Soundworkshop/Black Sweat (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Some of the most offbeat electronics to ever come from the Sound Workshop of Piero Umiliani in the 70s – an album of short, spare keyboard tracks that even feels more leftfield than some of the work coming from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop at the time! Umiliani is maybe even more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Flipper/Dagored (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest albums we've ever heard from Italian soundtrack genius Alessandro Alessandroni – a set that's heavy on the vocal interplay of his I Cantori Moderni group, but which also features lots of dark musical elements as well! The blend is incredible – soaring harmonies on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Astromusic Synthesizer
Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1981. New Copy
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
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy
Grooviness galore – a wonderful set of instrumentals in the best Italian sound library mode – jazzy, upbeat, and put together with all the unusual sonic touches we love from the coolest soundtracks of the time! The style here follows nicely on the B81 album from Fabor – but is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from the Italian scene – a set that's got some of the coolest, grooviest tunes we've heard from that country's sound library generation! Unlike some of the spookier, more avant sets from the libraries, this one's awash in beautiful little instrumentals that fit somewhere ... 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
 
Updated February 26, 2017


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