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


Drammatico (180 gram pressing)
Panda/Sonor (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
They're not kidding with the title of this one – as the album leaps off to a very dramatic style, right from the start – with a surprisingly noisy sound titled after the incubation of the heavens! That noise moves aside a bit as the album moves on, but the whole thing still stays very ... LP, Vinyl record album
Romance & Drama
Coloursound Library/Transversales Disques (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A really unusual sound library session from Alessandro Alessandroni – quite different both from his regular work, and from what you might expect from the title! There's maybe more drama than romance here, but still in a very subtle way – as the tunes have this kind of descending, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dagored (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy
Fantastic electronics from the legendary Piero Umiliani – a set that ranks with some of his best electric material of the 70s, but which also has some of the warmer currents of his soundtrack recordings as well! Despite the "technology" in the title, the sounds here are never too ... LP, Vinyl record album
Funky Tramway (180 gram vinyl)
Vadim/Underdog (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest projects ever from funky sound library genius Janko Nilovic – and one of his most-sampled records too! The albums maybe even more offbeat than some of Janko's previous projects – as it features a studio group, named Mad Unity, with a very heavy lineup of keyboards ... LP, Vinyl record album
Guerra E Angoscia
Rotary/Intervallo (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Moody work from the darker side of the Italian sound library scene – served up here under the Narassa name of composer Sandro Brugnolini! Sandro did jazzy work in his early days, but here he's awash in deep textures of sound – very much in the spirit that was showing up in Italian ... 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
Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy
Stunning work from Lesiman – easily one of the coolest, funkiest talents on the Italian sound library scene of the 70s! The groove here is electric, funky, and often slightly trippy – with perfect use of electric bass to get things going in so many different ways, depending on the mood ... LP, Vinyl record album
Underground (with bonus CD)
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy
Heavy fuzz with a good deal of funk as well – a very unique set from the Italian sound library scene – and one that comes across with the feel of some lost psych record from the underground! The album was produced by Piero Piccioni – and features soundtrack/sound library maestros ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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
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
Industria No 1
Canopo/Intervallo (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful little sound library set – but in a noisy sort of way! Gerardo Iacoucci really takes the "industry" in the title seriously – and creates all these cool tunes that capture the sound of automation and factory work – mostly through modes that are rhythmic and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy
Big deal, indeed – as this excellent set looks at a really under-tapped source of sound library funk from the 70s – a small British company who was turning out glorious grooves in the same classic years as KPM or DeWolfe! The players here are mostly British, and many are more obscure ... LP, Vinyl record album
GAD (Poland), 1971/Early 80s. New Copy
Classic cuts from a famous Polish TV show – mostly pulled from the rich catalog of the German Sonoton sound library! The music here is very heavy on keyboards and tight, dramatic grooves – music that's often in the best modes that so few sound libraries could manage at the time – ... CD
Africa/Continente Nero
Dagored (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
A surprisingly groovy batch of tracks from Piero Umiliani – from a surprisingly groovy set of records, too! The music here is pulled from two early 70s albums – Continente Nero and Africa – both sort of travelogue projects that might come across as clunky in the hands of anyone ... 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
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
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
Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy
Stunning work from Lesiman – easily one of the coolest, funkiest talents on the Italian sound library scene of the 70s! The groove here is electric, funky, and often slightly trippy – with perfect use of electric bass to get things going in so many different ways, depending on the mood ... LP, Vinyl record album
Musica Per Commenti Sonori
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... CD
Psychedelic Dance Party
Mercury/Wah Wah (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Not a real set of vampires working together to make music – but instead a mad studio collaboration from groovy German funkmeisters Manfred Huebler & Sigi Schwab – and one of the albums that formed the musical blueprint for the famous Vampyros Lesbos films from Jess Franco! This set' ... LP, Vinyl record album
Worlds Within Worlds
Island/Superior Viaduct, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Mindblowing music from the legendary Basil Kirchin – a British composer who started out doing more conventional soundtrack material in the decade before – but who here is making music from a range of sonic sources that include both regular instruments and extrapolated sounds from nature! ... LP, Vinyl record album
UST 7013 (180 gram pressing)
Fonit Cetra/Sonor (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
We love Italian composer Stelvio Cipriani for his cop, crime, and erotic soundtracks of the 70s – and he sounds equally great here in the setting of a rare sound library album from the same time! The album's got no proper title or cover, but it's a wonderfully rich batch of music that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Four Flies (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A late psychedelic era Italian sound library gem – and rare one, too! Essentially the work of a trio of composers – Romano Rizzati, Renato Sperduti and Franco Bonfanti – it's got a consistent, small combo feel that's reminiscent not only of seedier Italian soundtracks, but also ... LP, Vinyl record album
Basta (Netherlands), 1960s. New Copy 3LP
An amazing lost trove of work by electronic music Raymond Scott – sounds that were never issued commercially, and which may well represent the last corner of his genius yet to be explored! The music here was all created in Scott's home studio on Long Island – and is a fantastic blend ... LP, Vinyl record album
KPM/Tummy Touch (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Funky library music from the KPM vaults – one side of raw, hard-driving action soundtrack-ready funk credited to New York Trouble – and one side of proggier and spacier funk credited to Electric Progression! The New York Trouble side has gritty feel – but it's not without its ... LP, Vinyl record album
Folk Group (with bonus CD)
Soundworkshop/Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)
Not a folk group of the kind you'd find in Greenwich Village or the Appalachians – and instead an unusual sound library project from maestro Piero Umiliani – one that mixes acoustic instrumentation with his usual sweet Italian grooves! The forward instrumentation here sometimes comes ... 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
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
La Conquista Di Luna
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy
A journey into space with a wonderful sound – served up here as a set of cosmic instrumentals from Luciano Michelini, most of which have a pretty groovy vibe! The mix of 60s instrumentation, spacey touches, and light electric moments reminds us of Peter Thomas or Johnny Harris at their best ... CD
Feelings
Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy Gatefold
A legendary sound library set from the 70s Italian scene – exactly the kind of record that got so many folks digging for sound library funk so many years ago! The record's a masterpiece of funky rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and warmer touches – served up with plenty of Fender Rhodes ... CD
GLP 1007
Nelson (Italy), 1970. New Copy
One of the coolest albums ever from this legendary Italian combo – a set that's still got all the sound library funk of their other records, but with a vibe that's maybe a bit more complex and jazzy too! Things are never too far out, but there's definitely moments where a key instrumental ... CD
Basta (Netherlands), 1960s. New Copy 2CD
An amazing lost trove of work by electronic music Raymond Scott – sounds that were never issued commercially, and which may well represent the last corner of his genius yet to be explored! The music here was all created in Scott's home studio on Long Island – and is a fantastic blend ... CD
Music For Movement (180 gram pressing)
RRC/Sonor (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Music for movement, but of so many different kinds – movements that are funky and groovy, but also some that are a bit more laidback as well – all captured nicely in this rare Italian sound library set from the end of the 60s! A fair bit of the tunes fall into the kind of upbeat, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mare Romantico (180 gram pressing)
Volga/Sonor (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Great work from a trio of Italian sound library composers – all working together here to craft a lovely picture of the watery deep! As you'd guess from the title, there's some slight currents here that recall the sexier styles of Italian soundtrack work – lightly jazzy elements, maybe ... LP, Vinyl record album
10 Situazione (180 gram pressing)
Sonor (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Rare jazzy work from this hip Italian duo – recording here under a sound library setting, but with results that make for an excellent album of funky jazz throughout! Trombonist Dino Piana and trumpeter Oscar Valdambrini both have legacies that go back to that key late 50s moment when Italian ... LP, Vinyl record album
Four Flies (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
The grooviest sound library work we've ever heard from Gerardo Iacoucci – a fabulous mix of playful mod and psych-steeped uptempo jazzy material – equal to, but with a wildly different style than his far out Simbolismo Psichedelico record from around the same time! This one is packed ... LP, Vinyl record album
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1986. New Copy
One of the coolest entries in an unusual genre that began to emerge on the Tokyo scene in the 80s – music created for use in fashion shows by very creatively-minded designers – but at a level that's far from the commercial trash of the American and European scene! Instead, the Japanese ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cometa (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe not the sound of kung fu fighting that you're used to from the big martial arts boom of the 70s – but a fantastic little record that still fits very well underneath that movement's themes of the time! Rino De Filippi's maybe going for a style here that's an imaginative take on kung fu ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dinamica Ossessiva
Cometa (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
The kind of amazing sound library set that's made the Italian Cometa label legendary over the years – a record that was created in obscurity, never issued to the public at the time – yet remains a completely striking example of all the best new ideas that were taking place on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBC/Silva Screen, 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Weird and wonderful sounds from one of the coolest spots in the universe – the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop, home to a mix of surprisingly groovy and experimental electronic music! This album was issued on the 25th anniversary of the sonic institution – and it features a strong ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fruwajaca Lalka (with bonus track)
Inter Sonus/GAD (Poland), 1991. New Copy
Cool keyboards from this underground figure in the Polish scene of the new freedom years – an artist who works here with a broad array of instruments, and in an all-electronic sound that seems to find a special place after late 70s and early 80s experiments from the German and UK scenes! The ... CD
Arte Moderna
Flipper/Cacophonic (UK), 1972. New Copy
Modern art, but of the sonic variety – served up here by composer Daniela Casa on a rare sound library album, but with a free-thinking quality that rivals the best of the avant garde at the time! Unlike some more staid, academic record, there's no overarching concept here – no detailed ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pronit/GAD (Poland), 1990. New Copy
Wladyslaw Komendarek looks like a bit of a madman on the back cover of this release – sitting at a very dated keyboard, ironically wearing a surfing sweatshirt, and posed with mirrored sunglasses, a shaggy beard, and a military cap! None of those elements seem to match at all – and ... CD
Sound Of The UFOs
Gold/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A record that's way cooler than you might expect from the title – which is already pretty darn cool itself! The set's got sounds from an astounding array of instruments played by the pair – not just the electronics and keyboards you'd usually get on a record like this – but also ... LP, Vinyl record album
Science & Technology
Dead Cert (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Weird and wonderful electronics from Giuliano Sorgini – working here under his sound library name of Raskovich – but turning out some mighty dark sounds that rival the musique concrete or academic lab experimenters of the 60s! Much of the work is very textural – and almost feels ... LP, Vinyl record album
Metamorphosis (180 gram pressing)
Edizioni Minstrel/Spettro (Italy), 1981. New Copy (reissue)
A great little project from two underground legends of Italian music – keyboardist Oscar Rocchi, whose legacy includes some great jazz and sound library material – and drummer Tullio De Piscopo, who could play with avant talents, but also hit some tighter grooves for the clubs! This ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
 
Updated May 25, 2018


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