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


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BBE (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Brilliant funky instrumentals from the UK Cavendish Sound Library – a company who could sometimes recorded more staid music, although that certainly wasn't the case with the gems on this collection! The music is by a handful of British studio talents of the time – most of whom come ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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
Nelson/Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy
Some of the freakiest work we've ever heard from this legendary funky combo – material that still comes from the same Italian sound library scene as the rest of their music, but maybe with a vibe that's even more electric and fuzzy overall! There's some very strong electric guitar and bass ... CD
Musique Electronique Du Cosmos
MusiCues/Wah Wah (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic spacey sounds by the young Jean-Jacques Perry – heard here before his more famous American recordings with Gershon Kingsley – in a mode that's maybe even more abstract and modern overall! The sounds are an unusual link between the musique concrete scene in France and some of ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 21, 2018


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