Sound Library — Recently Added

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


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Musica Per Commenti Sonori (with bonus CD)
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Suspense (with bonus CD)
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest records ever cut under the Zalla alias of Italian soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – a set that definitely lives up to the suspense promised in the title, but with lots of groovy touches along the way! Think of the album as kind of an update of older "scare" ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Costanza/Schema (Italy), 1979. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... CD
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Cinedelic (Italy), 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A sound library set, but one that goes deeper than usual – as the whole project was put together as sort of a concept record, with thoughts on the contemporary scene of the 70s! The two records each have a different title and theme – Stati D'Animo and Diganosi Ecologia – but the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Free Jazz
Cinedelic (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A avant jazz set, but one with a very unusual source – as the music was originally recorded for a very short-run sound library release in the 70s! As with most of those records, the players aren't named – although we can say that Gino Marinacci is in the group on flute – and the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Interbeat/Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Sweet funky electronics from Franco Chiari – served up on a rare sound library session with an incredibly groovy feel! The keyboards range from electric piano to much more moogy modes – and are played with Chiari in ways that are almost a more electrified variation of the Italian ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Interbeat/Cinedelic (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet 70s sound library session from the tiny Interbeat label – and one that does a great job of mixing up jazz, bossa, and maybe a bit of proggish keyboards too! The sound is relatively stripped-down – mostly jazzy rhythms and keyboards, served up in a variety of really cool tunes ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Feelings (with bonus CD)
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy
A wonderfully weird record from Italian soundtrack maestro Piero Umiliani – one of his rare electronic albums cut for the sound library scene, and one of his best as well! The style here isn't just electronic for electronic music's sake – but instead really tries to find these warmer, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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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
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Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
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 ... CD
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Black Cat (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Bossa beat – that's our kind of party! The set's a cool compilation of Italian tunes from the late 60s and early 70s – mostly sound library numbers that never got properly issued to the public, and all of them very groovy tunes with a sunny, breezy, bossa nova approach! Traditional ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Suspense
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1972. New Copy
One of the coolest records ever cut under the Zalla alias of Italian soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – a set that definitely lives up to the suspense promised in the title, but with lots of groovy touches along the way! Think of the album as kind of an update of older "scare" ... CD
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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
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Tickle/Cinedelic (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A totally great set by this obscure Italian combo – a group who work like a psychedelic band, but who come across much more like a funky sound library ensemble – from the heavy drums at the bottom, to the mix of sweet organ lines and fuzzy guitars in the grooves! The whole album's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
 
Updated September 27, 2016


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