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Orchestra CometaDaydream – Musica Di Mirot-Stepchild-Lash ... LP
CEM (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99
One of the coolest albums ever from the legendary Cometa sound library – a set that's every bit as weird and wonderful as you'd guess from its cover image of a hand holding a flower with eyeballs on each petal! The music's maybe not as trippy as that picture, but it does have lots of cool and groovy touches – sweet Fender Rhodes at some points, jazzy reeds at others, and even some more evocative passages that almost have a deeper soundtrack vibe – but which soon return to the kind of tight, funky numbers that we love so much in Italian sound library material from this time! The players aren't named, but they're clearly top-shelf talents from the scene – and tracks include the funky "Rash", plus "Riddle", "Happy Fire", "Swallow", "Canty", "Diplomat", "Gadder", "Bike", and "Daydream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Orchestra CometaTower Of Power ... CD
Cometa (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Cool keyboards, moogy moments, and lots of other sweet electric touches – all served up in this rare album of sound library grooves from the Orchestra Cometa – a larger ensemble made of players who worked for the legendary Italian studio outfit! The music here is in a mid 70s funky soundtrack style – grooves that take off from American blacksploitation elements by mixing funky bottoms with fuller strings, often laced together with heavy basslines or wah wah guitar – with more than enough room for keyboards to soar over the top! Titles include "Quiet Boys", "Ambiguity", "Mad Winds", "Dopping 2000 #2", "Cremolata", "Hotel Carlton", and "Rotocalco Flash". CD
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Guido & Maurizio De AngelisLa Montagana Del Dio Cannibale/Messalina Messalina ... CD
Cometa (Italy), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $18.99
A pair of thrilling 70s action scores – back to back on a single CD! First up is La Montagna Del Dio Cannibale – a cannibal narrative scored with a great sense of drama by the De Angelis brothers – almost the same energy as their cop/crime work, but without the funk – just full, rich sounds that really build over time, and create this strong feeling of suspense! There's a few exotic elements in the music, given the setting – and these make for some slight hint of a groove – and titles include "Visioni Distorte", "Marcia Allucinante", "La Montagana E Il Mistero", "Ipnosi Tragica", and "Il Dio Cannibale". Messalina Messalina has an older Roman setting, and a relatively sexy narrative – and the music is scored with a mix of percussion, light flute, and some slinky electric basslines – of that great sort that was often used to convey sex in 70s Euro cinema! Some of the melodies are playful, others more erotic – and titles include "Notti Romane", "Danzatrici", "Incontro D'Amore", "Un Piacevole Addio", "Messalina", and "Ballata Burlona". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Gruppo Improvvisazione Nuova ConsonanzaEroina (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cometa (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Rare work from this legendary Italian improvisational group – a lineup that features famous modernists Mario Bertoncini, Egisto Macchi, and Walter Bianchi – as well as soundtrack genius Ennio Morricone! The sounds are quite dark and abstract – often somewhere out in the space of Morricone's more atonal soundtracks from the early 70s, but even looser overall – as you can feel the improvisational energy of the players coming together – feeling out space between spare percussion, strings, and horns. The record actually has one famous funky number – "Haschich", which has this amazing break underneath some off-tuned sitar and other odd noises – but most other tracks are much darker and more outside. Other titles include "Orgasmo", "Eroina", "Aghi", "Warum", "Raptus", and "Stridori" – plus another take on "Haschich". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on clear vinyl!)

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Stefano Torossi & Giovanni TomassoEchoing America (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cometa (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A record that definitely lives up to its title – an obscure Italian sound library session that blends instrumental touches that evoke an America at the start of the 70s with some of the hipper, deeper currents you'd expect from the team of Stefano Torossi and Giovanni Tomasso! There's plenty of expected sound library funk in the mix here – but there's also bits of banjo, harmonica, and acoustic guitar – all used sparely, but in a way that paints "America" on some of the groovier cuts here – in a way that makes for one of the most unique sound library sessions we've ever heard! Plus, the book comes with some nicely hokey notes about our nation, and some nice vintage photos – including images of a hippie wrapped in a flag in a hammock, and a confederate soldier loading a canon. Titles include "Black Power", "Policeman", "Fake It", "Six Miles From Blackstook", "Slateridge Sunday Breakdown", "Harlem Jungle", and "Metropolis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on colored vinyl!)

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Marco WerbaA Dio Piacendo (aka God's Will) ... CD
Cometa (Italy), 1996. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alessandro AlessandroniAlessandro Alessandroni – Farfalla (Butterfly) ... LP
CEM/Cometa/Sonor (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Stunning sounds from the great Alessandro Alessandroni – an artist who contributed to countless Italian soundtracks in the 60s and 70s, and who sounds even more amazing here in this rare set of sound library funk! The album's all instrumental, and is overflowing with groovy little tracks – which mix together a blend of jazzy, fuzzy, and dreamy elements – all of them pretty darn nice! The approach is great – leaner than some of Alessandroni's soundtrack material, and more direct too – with a vibe that's right upfront, as the tunes leap from sound to sound, style to style – but always in a nicely trippy version of instrumental funk. Titles include "Flautiana", "Invention", "Evolution", "Giovane Flirt", "Campeggiatori", "Arcipelago", "On The Boat", "Cielo Giallo", and "Acque Azzurre". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Luigi ZitoMiscellanea (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cometa/Gemelli (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure albums on the legendary Cometa sound library label, but one that sounds a lot like some of the best on the Italian imprint – including work by Alessandro Alessandroni – and that may be because Alessandroni made a few contributions to the record! The music follows off the best styles of Italian soundtrack music of the period – some groovy themes, some more slow and sensual – served up with a mix of sweet keyboard lines, bits of organ, guitar, and other instrumentation – used in ways that mix the jazzy with the sexy – all with a vividness that goes way beyond the image on the cover! Titles include "Pinacoteca", "Dolce Notte", "Andante Tranquillo", "Misterioso Suspence", "Meridione", "Inseguimento", and "All'Aria Aperta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition clear vinyl pressing!)
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Rita LeeAtras Do Porto Tem Uma Cidade ... CD
Polydor (Brazil), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
A wild solo project from Rita Lee – done after the breakup of Os Mutantes, and offered up almost as some sort of commentary on mainstream rock in the 70s! There's a much more straightforward approach to the music here – a sometimes-glammy sound that's echoed by the band's space-style costumes and makeup – but there's also some weirdly old-style rock instrumentation too, almost like the way that an artist like Gary Glitter could fold the 50s and 70s together in his music, and come across making something very weird and new. Here, the keyboards are almost stronger than the guitars – and Rita herself plays moog, melotron, organ, and piano – on titles that include "Tem Uma Cidade", "Menino Bonito", "Mame Natureza", and "Eclipse Do Cometa". CD

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✨✧ AreaAreazione (red vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Cramps/RCA (Italy), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The cover image features a shot from the Festival of the Proletariat in 1974 – and the record's a great illustration of the way that Area could bridge both sides of the Italian scene at the time – offbeat and avant enough to get space on the Cramps label, but also able to hit some hard rock moments that could get the attention of the mainstream! Both sides of the group's strengths are in fine form here – in a live recording that has the group stretching out and jamming nicely – on titles that include the 15 minute jam "Areazione", a free jazz interpretation of "The International", and the tracks "Cometa Rossa", "La Mela Di Odessa", and "Luglio Agosto Settembre". LP, Vinyl record album
(45th Anniversary red vinyl pressing!)

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