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


Sonor (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
There's few groups cooler than I Marc 4 – one of the hippest forces in the Italian sound library studio scene of the 70s – ultra-hip, often-funky, and as groovy as groovy can be – even though these guys were continuously working behind the curtain, and never getting any sort of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sonor (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
There's few groups cooler than I Marc 4 – one of the hippest forces in the Italian sound library studio scene of the 70s – ultra-hip, often-funky, and as groovy as groovy can be – even though these guys were continuously working behind the curtain, and never getting any sort of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Ring/Sonor (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A grand tour in sound from maestro Carlo Savina – swirling out here in a sweet blend of funky rhythms, strings, and some of the warmer touches you'd find on Italian soundtracks from the late 70s! Savina scored more than a few films over his career, and he's equally great on this obscure ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bass Modulations (180 gram pressing)
Flipper/Spettro (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A trio of sound library artists, all coming together to make one mighty groovy album – a set that's a bit jazzy overall, and filled with lots of funky touches as well! There's an excellent acoustic bassist on a number of tracks – grounding the music with a nicely deep tone, and even ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Really wonderful sounds from an overlooked sound library genius – and an artist who's also a great one to turn to if you want to hear the groovier side of the spectrum too! Rene Costy recorded these tracks on the 70s scene in Belgium – which is why he's probably not as well-exposed as ... 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
Double Face
Overdrive (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
The cover here looks a bit 80s, but the sound of half the record is much more rich and organic – and maybe more in the kind of mode you'd know from the film score work of Piero Umiliani – who's working here under his Moggi pseudonym! Side one is orchestral – and most tracks have ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cometa (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy
Really cool music from the Italian Cometa sound library – all material never commercially issued at the time, a fair bit of which is awash in sweet electric touches! Some tunes have an electric funk approach – almost like funky fusion of the time – while others are darker and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Carnet Turistico (180 gram vinyl)
Flipper/Four Flies (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Wonderful sound library grooves from the Italian scene – a record that's super-obscure, but as hip as the best bigger jazz and soundtrack albums of the time! The set has no filler at all – as every track's a sweet little instrumental, often with a groove that takes off from bossa, into ... LP, Vinyl record album
Time Signals
Selected Sound/Trunk (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic work from German drummer Klaus Weiss – an artist with a strong legacy in jazz, but one who was also open to other styles too! Weiss is best known for his funky jazz work on labels like MPS – and some interesting contributions to prog – but he also cut this rare album of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Solar Flares
Peer/Votary (Australia), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Sublime sound library work from mid 70s Australia – one of the greatest records ever from soundtrack genius Sven Libaek, done in collaboration with a host of the greatest Aussie jazz players of the time! The groove here is laidback, but funky – almost dreamy at times, in the manner of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Inventions For Radio – The Dreams
Psychic Sounds, 1964. New Copy
One of the coolest compositions we've ever heard from Delia Derbyshire – a special set of electronic compositions based around dreams, with lots of tape work and electronics from Delia, plus loads of eerie recitations as well! Each track features someone describing a dream – at a level ... 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
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
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
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
Atmosfere No 1/2 (with bonus download)
Cinedelic (Italy), 1971. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Weird electronics, spacey trumpet, and lots more going on too – all in a set that seems to bridge the gap between early analogue electronic experiments of the postwar years, and some of the ambient sounds to come at the end of the 70s! The music here is never too obtuse, but often does move ... 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
Wah Wah (Spain), 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A very strange record that's a wild weird blend of easy listening tunes and avant classical bits – all recorded by Marvin Martin, and put together in a lovingly sexy package by German art photographer Charles Wilp! Ostensibly, the music was originally compiled to go with a package that Wilp ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 23, 2017


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