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


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
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
Octopus/Cabiria (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A famous Italian sound library album, and for good reason too – as the set's got an approach that's so unique, we're hard-pressed to compare it to anything else! The music has a really wonderful sense of variety – some groovy numbers, some playful numbers, and a few darker spots here ... 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
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
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
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
ESP (180 gram pressing)
Cometa (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
One of the weirdest sound library records we've ever heard from Egiso Macchi – and that's really saying a lot, given how much weird music the man has given us over the years! The set is very heavy on sounds created by the theremin – but with styles that are often a bit different than ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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
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
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
Chappell/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Dramatic music, but pretty darn groovy music as well – served up here in a set of work from the under-reissued Chappell sound library in the UK! The work here is full of jazzy currents, but often set to tight larger arrangements that have all the best appeal of the sorts of soundtrack ... CD
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
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
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
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
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
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
 
Updated February 24, 2018


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