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


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Four Flies (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
The grooviest sound library work we've ever heard from Gerardo Iacoucci – a fabulous mix of playful mod and psych-steeped uptempo jazzy material – equal to, but with a wildly different style than his far out Simbolismo Psichedelico record from around the same time! This one is packed ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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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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Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1972. New Copy
Percussion and special effects – a really wonderful blend, especially in the hands of Italian maestro Piero Umiliani! The album's one of Piero's more experimental and electronic outings – done for the Liuto sound library label, with lots of cool production techniques that make the ... CD
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UST 86 – Ballabili Anni 70 (180 gram pressing)
Fonit/Sonor (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic – the kind of record that puts an instant smile on our face, and which very much lives up to the cover promise of a hipster playing drums on an Italian beach for a handful of very groovy dancers! The set's on the funkier side of the sound library spectrum – and awash in sweet ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Tecnologia
Intervallo (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
An electronic classic from the Rotary Sound Library archives – a set that starts out spare and moogy, but ends up with some really cosmic grooves! The music here is quite different than the usual 70s electronic set – and really almost points the way towards use of electronics in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tensione Dinamica
Rotary/Intervallo (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A moody bit of soundtrack genius from Narassa – aka Stefano Torossi, the Italian maestro who's given us so many laidback gems over the years! There's a slow-stepping vibe to most of these cuts – bass moving quietly along, with blocks of keyboards following suit – and some other ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Problemi D'Oggi
Soundworkshop/Black Sweat (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A very cool project from the groundbreaking 70s Sound Workshop of Piero Umiliani – heard here in some of his most electronic modes ever! If you've dug the work on Umiliani's famous album To-Day's Sound, you'll be even more blown away by what you hear here – some really spare, stark ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Cinedelic (Italy), 1976. New Copy 3LP
Not the fauna and flora you might expect from the title – and instead, a collection that's every bit as heady as some of Egisto Macchi's other sound library work from the time – very offbeat, very unusual, and pretty downright spooky! The sounds here are almost more what you'd expect ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cinedelic (Italy), 1976. New Copy 2CD
Not the fauna and flora you might expect from the title – and instead, a collection that's every bit as heady as some of Egisto Macchi's other sound library work from the time – very offbeat, very unusual, and pretty downright spooky! The sounds here are almost more what you'd expect ... CD
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Usignolo/Sonor (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
One of those sound library records that you know is going to be great, right from what you see on the cover – not just the name of Alessandro Alessandroni, who's always given us great music – but also the Italian descriptions of the tunes – which are listed with phrases like " ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fantasy (with bonus download)
Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
With a cover like that, it's easy to see where the fantasy in the title is going – certainly not into the musky world of swords and sorcery, and instead into the realm of slinky sounds that are right at home in the Italian sound library world of the 70s! The music here has all the warm ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cinedelic (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Cool keyboards and lots of sweet spacey touches – as you might guess from the cover art of this rare Italian soundtrack from the 70s! Mario Molino brings in some moogy bits that definitely fit the theme of the record, but mixes them up with a wonderful array of other sounds too – some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Flirt/Dagored (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Dreamy sound library material from Daniela Casa – a set that's got a lot more slink and sex than similar records of the time – thanks to some great use of piano, keyboards, and flute! There's almost a 70s French soundtrack vibe to the record – as Casa comes up with great melodies ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Akriliko
Cometa (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A sweet selection of unreleased material from the vaults of Italy's famous Cometa Records sound library – a package that's pretty heavy on keyboard and electronic bits, with a sound that's right up there with some of the best Italian horror and action scoring of the early 80s! In fact, there' ... CD
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Folk Group (with bonus CD)
Soundworkshop/Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)
Not a folk group of the kind you'd find in Greenwich Village or the Appalachians – and instead an unusual sound library project from maestro Piero Umiliani – one that mixes acoustic instrumentation with his usual sweet Italian grooves! The forward instrumentation here sometimes comes ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Cat (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Fantastically funky tunes from Italy! This set's one of the funkiest batches of sound library tunes we've heard in ages – pulled together by producer Aldo Sinesio, who recorded the material back in the 70s for his obscure Fly Records label. Sinesio's got a great ear for the funky bassline ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fonit/Sonor (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Franco Tonani is an Italian jazz musician, with a legacy that goes back to important avant jazz recordings in the early 60s – one that he continues strongly on this rare sound library session from the following decade! Despite the humble, non-commercial origins of the record, the whole thing ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated July 23, 2016


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