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


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 ... CD
Flipper/Spettro (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
An overlooked set from one of the all-time greats on the Italian sound library scene – an artist who made so many wonderful contributions to soundtracks in the 60s, then went onto record albums like this, which were barely heard by most folks at the time! The music is rich in chorus vocals, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Costanza/Schema (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A sound library album from the end of the 70s, but one that's got a fair bit of funky jazz in the mix, too – thanks to a lifetime dedication to the music by Amleto "Puccio" Roelens! Roelens was a musician with a long lineage on the Italian scene in the postwar years – and ... 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
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
Idee 1 (180 gram pressing)
Flipper/Spettro (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet little sound library album – of the sort that first got us digging for sound library records so many years ago! This one's got it all – some funky moments, some jazzy bits, and a number of cuts that remind us of our favorite Italian soundtracks from the period – served up ... LP, Vinyl record album
Movements
Blank, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A seminal album from Johnny Harris – the David Axelrod of the UK! Like David, Johnny worked heavily at the end of the 60s and early 70s – blending funk and jazz influences with older styles of soundtrack and instrumental work, coming up with a sublime style that was never duplicated, ... 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
Afro Discoteca EP
Four Flies (Italy), 1978. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Four sweet tracks from the great Alessandro Alessandroni – very groovy material that takes his sound library genius into the Italian club scene – with a set of tracks that are years ahead of their time! The album and all titles have "Afro" at the start – but there's ... 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
Le Avventura
Deneb/Finders Keepers (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
The masterpiece by one of the most obscure artists in the Italian sound library scene of the early 70s – music that easily moves from funky sounds to cosmic styles to jazzy moments and beyond – sometimes within the space of a single tune! Gerardo Iacoucci's music is a huge change from ... 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
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
Chappell/Aartrud (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A hell of a great sound library set from the Belgian scene of the 70s – one that features some mighty sweet arrangements from Willy Albimoor, who's best known for his work with the group Chakachas! The set isn't as funky or Latin as work by Chakachas, but definitely has a similar groovy vibe ... 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
21 Years (colored vinyl pressing)
BBC/Silva Screen, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A glorious celebration of the first 21 years of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – an institution attached to a major broadcasting network, but one that also served as a crucial place of experimentation in electronic music! The album was issued in 1979, and brings together a huge amount of short ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated November 21, 2017


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