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Post by vrfats » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:21 am

Just starting to explore the world of library music. Listened to these two compilations tonight: & and have hears some other really great records recently. Have really enjoyed most of what I've heard. Where to go from here? Anyone have any favorites?

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Post by tim gueguen » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:55 am

Lots of the British stuff from KPM and Bruton can be heard on YouTube. Look for David Lindup, Syd Dale, Alan Hawkshaw, Francis Monkman, Brian Bennett, Alan Parker, Keith Mansfield, to name a few.

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Post by Fog Door » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:03 am

If you don't mind fighting a running battle with popups, the frustration of dead links and some really slow download speeds, you could check this resource -

http://librarymusic.eklablog.com/

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Post by the bad producer » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:23 am

Library music in an endless source of fascination and inspiration to me, to the detriment of my wallet as I can't help buying the records! The Italian stuff is particularly interesting to me at the moment, and luckily there are many re-issue labels now, so you can actually hear things, labels like:

Intervallo: https://www.discogs.com/label/895331-Intervallo
Sonor Music Editions: https://www.discogs.com/label/604915-So ... c-Editions
Trunk records: https://www.discogs.com/label/22266-Trunk-Records
Cinedelic: https://www.discogs.com/label/43770-Cinedelic-Records
Roundtable: https://www.discogs.com/label/346456-The-Roundtable

Are all worth a look, this one is stunning:

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And as tim gueguen says, a lot on youtube too...

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Post by Fog Door » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:38 am

Library music in an endless source of fascination and inspiration to me, to the detriment of my wallet
The dawn of my interest in library music partly precipitated the end of my vinyl collection. I quickly realised that it would be torture trying to find the records I wanted and I would probably not be able to afford all the records I wanted even if I found them. This was all before the re-issue of vinyl became commonplace again. I have a friend who still collects library vinyl and he easily spends on records what I spend on music gear. So jealous though, he has some beautiful records. I have to mostly make do with mp3 vinyl rips :deadbanana:

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Post by Wartimetapestry » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:38 am

This is great. Thanks for all the links.

A local record shop had a bunch of library in the second hand bins a few years ago and I picked up a few. The bug quickly left me when I realised I had found yet another hole to throw all my money into though!

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Post by the bad producer » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:02 am

Fog Door wrote:... I have to mostly make do with mp3 vinyl rips :deadbanana:
I must say YouTube->MP3 is the larger part of my 'collection' :hihi:

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Post by vrfats » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:33 am

Thank you. Working my way through these recommendations now. Youtube links and specific albums appreciated. Digging the Egisto Macchi. Cool that he was a member of Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza along with Ennio Morricone.

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Post by vrfats » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:55 pm

Just heard this record and its really cool. Parts of it kind of remind me of Zoviet France: [video][/video]

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Post by cycad73 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:19 pm

two favorites

Dominique Guiot:

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Joel Vandroogenbroeck:

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Post by johnbaptistephilouza » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:27 pm

Bruton, KPM, Coloursound are definitely crucial libraries to look into.

I'd also recommend checking out Ghost Box Records for some contemporary artists throwing back to some classic library sounds. Check out The Advisory Circle, Belbury Poly, The Focus Group...

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Post by Licudi » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:44 pm

Many years ago, I was given a library ripoff of Giorgio Moroder's Cat People soundtrack. Interesting if only as an exercise in legal stealing. I wish I could remember who made it.

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Post by Lux A Turner » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:33 pm

I just wanna dance like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, whenever I hear...

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Post by Needles » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:34 am

Fog Door wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:03 am
If you don't mind fighting a running battle with popups, the frustration of dead links and some really slow download speeds, you could check this resource -

http://librarymusic.eklablog.com/
Thanks a million, Fog Door - what a resource!
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Post by ws9848 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:15 pm

the bad producer wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:23 am
Library music in an endless source of fascination and inspiration to me, to the detriment of my wallet as I can't help buying the records! The Italian stuff is particularly interesting to me at the moment, and luckily there are many re-issue labels now, so you can actually hear things, labels like:

Intervallo: https://www.discogs.com/label/895331-Intervallo
Sonor Music Editions: https://www.discogs.com/label/604915-So ... c-Editions
Trunk records: https://www.discogs.com/label/22266-Trunk-Records
Cinedelic: https://www.discogs.com/label/43770-Cinedelic-Records
Roundtable: https://www.discogs.com/label/346456-The-Roundtable

Are all worth a look, this one is stunning:

[video][/video]

And as tim gueguen says, a lot on youtube too...

Yes... all this stuff is really good! Egisto Macchi is one of my favorites. If you like that he was in a group called Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza also with Ennio Morricone which is pretty cool. There is a lot of electronicy library stuff too.
I could go on for days about this stuff... seems like it is all that I buy these days and soundtracks too... there are plenty of good soundtracks that you might like too.




Alessandro alessandroni is a good one too! Also know as the whistler from all the westerns. Pretty interesting.

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Re: Library Music

Post by ws9848 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:10 pm

Lesiman.... Another favorite of mine


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Re: Library Music

Post by Fog Door » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:39 pm

great posts ws9848, I've been into library for quite a long time but both Sorgini and Lesiman are new to me :tu:

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Re: Library Music

Post by ws9848 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:14 pm

Fog Door wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:39 pm
great posts ws9848, I've been into library for quite a long time but both Sorgini and Lesiman are new to me :tu:
Cool! I’m glad you’re into it. I definitely lean more towards the funky stuff! Partly why I wanted to take bass lessons. Here’s some more good stuff





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