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Luke Rhinehart & Sputnik Weazel
The Dice Man Speaks

Psych-Funk 101 (1968-1975)

Psych-Funk 101 (1968-1975) is the debut release from World Psychedelic Funk Classics and presents itself as 'a global psychedelic funk curriculum', complete with a 'course description' and 'supplemental listening' in its copious notes (found either on the handsome gatefold sleeve of the vinyl or the 36-page booklet of the CD). The title may...view item »

Technicolour Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Others Exotic Delights

Numero, everyone's favourite musical archaeologists are back with Technicolour Paradise, a compilation that gives us a close look at the sheer weirdness of music meant to evoke paradise by and for people who likely couldn't make it there. If you ever wanted to know what a mid-20th century American thou...view item »

Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs present Paris In The Spring

I love Paris in the Spring. Don’t we all. But guess who really love Paris in the Spring? St. Etienne duo Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Paris uprising, they’ve curated this bumper collection of chansons, ye-ye and French pop ditties, all of which emerged in the y...view item »

Gino Conte
Nell'Anno della Luna

Gino Conte’s soundtrack to the film Nell’anno della Luna (or ‘In The Year Of The Moon’ for non-Italian speakers) is a woozy wonder of orchestral loveliness and strange beat swing. Originally released in 1970, this fine and characterful soundtrack has been very hard to find in the meantime, but th...view item »

Fabio Fabor
B81 - Ballabili Anni 70

Fabio Fabor is one of those highly creative Italians from back in the day, who could turn their hand to whatever atmospheres the library music music libraries needed that day. B 81 - Ballabili Anni 70 combines a number of his pieces covering a range of ground, always with that weird and creative library touch to them. V...view item »

G.Coscia - Formini
B85 - Ballabili Anni 70

G. Coscia (aka Serie Usignolo) and Formini are a pair of those highly creative Italians from back in the day: the sorts who could turn their hand to whatever atmospheres the library music music libraries needed that day. B85 - Ballabili Anni 70 is a suite of orchestral pop music cues fo...view item »

Enzo Scoppa & Cicci Santucci

Mirage is another record to be excavated from the ruins of 1970s Italian library music. Francesco Cicci Santucci composed the music here, performing it alongside Enzo Scoppa (someone you may know better as SCOEN), and only 100 copies of the record were pressed upon its release in 1971. ...view item »

Uneven Paths (Deviant Pop From Europe 1980 - 1991)

Even by the standards of Music From Memory, this is an oddball. Label founder Jamie Tiller gets together with Parisian crate-digger Raphael Top-Secret to comb the annals of 80s/early 90s European music and find the weirdest stuff they can that still has a hint of a pop sensibility about it. Unsu...view item »

Don Harper
Cold Worlds (Gate)

A previously unreleased Doctor Who score mastered from the original tapes. Includes additional electronic tracks from Don Harper's catalogue and music featured in George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. A collection of Horror-Electronics, supernatural soundscapes and sinister library muzak from Australian composer Don Harper. Centring on a previously ...view item »


Finders Keepers chuck us another trawl through the archives this week and this one is fruit flavoured. Pomegranates is a comp of Persian pop, funk, folk and psych from the 60's and 70's. The 60's and 70's weren't just a cultural revolution in the west you know. They even had one in the middle east.... Crazy I know! Arabs eh? you gotta love 'em. And...view item »

Tim Heidecker
Too Dumb For Suicide: Tim Heidecker’s Trump Songs

Jagjaguwar (Dinosaur Jr., Angel Olsen, Okkyung Lee, Jamila Woods and many more) turn to trash culture satirist Tim Heidecker (perhaps best known for putting the ‘Tim’ in Tim & Eric) for solace in the troubled wake of Trump’s rise t...view item »

Vincent Price
A Hornbook For Witches, Stories And Poems For Halloween

First released on vinyl in 1976 and first release on CD right now, here’s beloved spookster Vincent Price’s highly rare album A Hornbook For Witches, Stories And Poems For Halloween...view item »

Cocteau Twins
Stars and Topsoil - A Collection (1982-1990)

Liz Fraser’s ethereal vocals, often lyrical gobbledegook, coupled with the sparse backing from Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde (who replaced Will Heggie in 1983) made The Cocteau Twins one of the ‘80s most unique and special artists. The label had a knack back then for signing such acts. Along with Pixies...view item »

Eric Siday
The Ultra Sonic Perception

A fascinating collection of experimental 1960s electronics here. Eric Siday was an early pioneer of the Moog synthesizer as well as musique concrete and extended technique, and integrated these disciplines into film and soundtrack music. This collection brings together a series of eerie electronic miniatures which originally came out on 10" 78rp...view item »

Klaus Weiss Rhythm & Sounds
Time Signals

The deep-cuts world of library music never ceases to amaze with the weird rare oddities it contains. This 1978 record from Klaus Weiss is extremely hard to find original copies of, but if you aren’t a hardcore collector, you’ll relish this new opportunity, provided to you by Trunk, to hear these funky experimental pi...view item »

KPM 1000 - Afro Rock

John Cameron (the man who scored seminal kitsch Biker-zombie 70's flick Psychomania) is responsible for this album of afro-rock derived library music. Sounds exciting to us as this talented studio svengali could turn his hand (and band) to any style seemingly. This LP is one of three curious KPM re-issues to arrive soon on the Tummy To...view item »

Delia Derbyshire / Brian Hodgson / David Vorhaus

This will be of fascination to fans of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop as it is a 1969 collaboration between two of their best and brightest and American musician David Vorhaus with whom they then went on to form the ridiculous experimental electronic band White Noise. These tracks were intended as TV production mu...view item »

Suzanne Ciani / Clone
Logo Presentation Reel 1985 (Instrumentals) / Octabred

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT RELEASE! I’d like to think that Suzanne Ciani needs no introduction, so much so I’m not going to give you one. Wiki her you lazy Normanites. Here Disposable Music present fifteen cuts from Ciani’s advertising portfolio that, when taken out of context, could be something crafted at the hand of modern co...view item »

Raymond Scott
Manhattan Research Inc.

Weird electronic music from Raymond Scott. This unique Triple LP has a futuristic feel to it. In other words it presents a bold view into the future from the time these sounds were recorded: the 50's and 60's. This collection of spoofs consists of previously unreleased material from Raymond Scott. They were made with electronic musical instrumen...view item »

Orchestra Exotica
Plays Martin Denny

Hm. Very interesting. One guy plays, and I quote, 'parafernalia' along with the flute and synths. I can only imagine that this record is going to be a bit whacky and, yes, interesting. Orchestra Exotica have released Plays Martin Denny on CD and is released on Off. (An annoying little snippet to try and say. Released on Off. Try it). ...view item »

Rough Trade Shops Presents: Counter Culture 2017

Different world working for Rough Trade than for your common or garden provincial music emporium. Where they get to go out to Primavera and pick their favourite tracks of the year for a double LP release, we spend our time trying to get the intercom to work and wondering why we don't have a working CD player in the office. But that's just the wa...view item »

The Voyager Golden Record

Compilations don’t get more all-encompassing or definitive than this: nothing less than a time capsule that attempts to represent the sounds and diverse musical cultures of Planet Earth in the remote chance that it may be encountered by an alien intelligence. The Golden Record was compiled for inclusio...view item »

B9: Belgian Cold Wave 1979-1983

Those lovely fellows at LTM Records have re-released this 1981 compilation (originally on Sandwich Records) of Belgian new wave, electronic and industrial tracks, a double album full to the brim with dark synth and industrial clattering from acts like Front 242, Polyphonic Size...view item »

I Marc 4
Nelson Psychout

Second release as part of Vampisoul's Psychout series. Nelson Psychout explores lost gems by Italian session band I Marc 4, from the Nelson Records library. Though these tracks were created to be background tracks, there's a eccentricity to them that shines when they become the star of the show....view item »

Creation Artifact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-85

Creation Artifact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-1985 takes five discs (and quite a few pages) to tell the story of Creation, home to all manner of your favourite indie / post-punk bands. Singles, rarities, demos and BBC sessions: all the different kinds of release are here, along with memorabilia and reminiscences....view item »

TKOL RMX 1234567

Radiohead are a band you either love or hate. I guess you could call me the office fan though really nothing they've done has really grabbed me as much as Kid A and especially Amnesiac. Shifting on a few years and a coupla albums they've decided to work with some of most cutting edge elec...view item »

Nouvelle Vague
Nouvelle Vague

Here's a curio. Its by Nouvelle Vague and its a whole pile of post punk/new wave songs done in a laid back Brazilian style. When it works its absolutely tremendous as on Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart',  PIL's 'This is not a love song', The Cure's 'A Forest' and XTC's 'Making Plans for Nigel'. Th...view item »


As the world is now full of middle aged men trying to squeeze into ageing, creaking, undersized indie band t-shirts (thanks AJ for that observation), this is the absolute perfect three hour friday evening kick- back for former indie kids now middle managers. The original tape came out with the NME in 1986 and instead of rounding up the best bits...view item »

Brown Acid: The First Trip

Following in the light of legendary early garage rock/ proto punk compilations such as 'Nuggets' and 'Pebbles', 'Brown Acid: The First Trip' is an eleven track compilation of rare/previously unheard of proto-metal, pre-stoner rock singles from the sixties and seventies curated by L.A.-cum-Chicago shop Permanent Records co-owner Lance Barresi an ...view item »

Boyd Rice Presents - Music For Pussycats

Re-issue of Byd Rice’s compilation Music For Pussycats which was originally released in 2001, made up of all female fronted 60s pop gold. Due to a label re-releasing ...view item »

The Library Archive - Funk, Jazz, Beats and Soundtracks from the Vaults of Cavendish Music

Cavendish Music is the name of one of the major publishers of library music, the by-definition-unreleased un-genre that has produced so many strange and rare treats. The Library Archive is a deep-diving compilation compiled from their archives by Mr Thing and Chris Read, and they’...view item »

Tuscan Castle And Country Seat

Italian library music is full of strange treasures, but here’s one that particularly stands out. Tuscan Castle and Country Seat, put together in 1978 for a TV documentary by the young composer Teisco, is full of psychedelic electronics and krauty guitars and rhythms, assembled in ways that seem far too attention-g...view item »

Pay No Attention

Too Pure have been running their monthly 7” Singles Club for long enough that they’ve amassed a catalogue 100 releases deep! They’ve decided to celebrate by issuing this limited edition LP of premium selections from the 7”s to date: Pulled Apart By Horses, Menace Beach and Hookwor...view item »

The Acceptable Presence Pt. 2

The Light Sounds Dark label present a new stack of unknown treats from the back corridors of slightly weird record production. Part 2 of The Acceptable Presence...view item »

John Shuttleworth
The A1111 And Other Ones!

John Shuttleworth is quasi-comic character creation of Graham Fellows (also the inventor of Jilted John!), and The A1111 And Other Ones! is a compilation of Shuttleworth’s greatest hits. He’s a pretty funny fella, singing songs of Yorkshire, caravans, soap, ...view item »

Bombay Disco Volume 2

Cultures Of Soul take you deeper into the bazaars of India than any other label. A second Bombay Disco adventure is upon us. Gleaming disco explorations, marching funk and hidden alley grooves will get your skeleton going. Greats on this include B Lahiri, A Bhosle and RD...view item »

International Vicious Society Vol. 4

The International Vicious Society compilations achieved that powerful double-whammy of being extremely good and rather rare, which makes the University of Vice’s reissues very welcome. The album compiles international 50’s / 60’s dance music with a novelty twist. Limited edition of 500 vinyl copies!...view item »

Soul Jazz Records Presents: Studio One Rocksteady

Another sterling compilation from Soul Jazz, this one delving into rocksteady, soul, and early forms of reggae. You know that these guys can curate a comp, and sure enough Studio One Rocksteady is fully stocked with classic sounds, from the likes of Alton Ellis, John Holt, and T...view item »

Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid
Tales From Beyond The Pale : The Hole Digger / Trawler

Conceived by Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid, Tales From Beyond The Pale consists of two audio dramas The Hole Digger and Trawler. It’s a haunting collection with an original score by Dave Eggar. Starring James Le Gros and Owen and Tobias Campbell. Out on vinyl double LP from D...view item »

Orgasmo Sonore
Revisiting Obscure Library Music

This relatively self explanatory record seeks to turn non-music into fully-fledged music worthy of a wax release through the elaborate instrumentation of Orgasmo Sonore. Mmm, tantalising. It’s almost as if they’re hinting at a purpose for this disc, but I can’t imagine what… I’m not sure it’s clear wh...view item »

Bruno Spoerri
Voice Of Taurus

A nine-track record from the ever expanding mind of Bruno Spoerri. Another release that shows just how good improvised synth music can be and a great reminder that sci-fi soundtrack synths and futuristic-funk actually can be a cracking combination. Voice Of Taurus is available on vinyl LP from ‘We Release Whatever...view item »

Bruno Spoerri & Reto Weber
The Sound Of The UFOs

Collaboration between Swiss electronic and jazz musician Bruno Spoerri and percussionist Reto Weber made available for the first time since its release in 1978. Taking the biggest selection of synths you can imagine they take you on an intergalactic journey through improvisations that touch on krautrock, techno ...view item »

Dancehall: The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture

Finally my personal most anticipated release of the year 'Dancehall - The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture' compilation on Soul Jazz has arrived and I'm relieved the wait is over. Available as a 2CD set or two separate volumes on double vinyl it is a fabulous snapshot of the genre's development from 1977 through to 1993. Basically stopping when i...view item »


This one’s a bit of a departure for Trouble In Mind - Alex Cuervo (Hex Dispensers, Blacktop, Field of Snakes) has put together a selection of chill-laden synth instrumentals with obvious debts to the likes of John Carpenter, Goblin and ...view item »

Howard Marks
Do Not Go Gentle : Howard Marks reads Dylan Thomas

Ah now this is going to be a sad one now that Mr Marks has passed away. This is a recording of the former ganja smuggler turned writer reading some Dylan Thomas poetry in his deep Welsh baritone. Originally released on Tim Burgess's O Genesis imprint as a limited edition Record Store Day release and now more widely available....view item »

Raymond Scott
Soothing Sounds For Baby Vols 1-3

Here's something to annoy your infant with. If you let your kid listen to this he's likely to think he's on another planet. Not that he knows what this planet is all about. All us grown ups who could use a bit of infant wonder back in our heads will very much dig this music - it's great stuff. In fact, I prefer this to the some Eno discs I have ...view item »

The Cinematic Orchestra
Late Night Tales

The Cinematic Orchestra opens their lens and gives us a glimpse into the world of other's music (and some of their own) through their eyes. If you've learned to trust the Cinematic Orchestra and their vivid exploration into the wide world of jazz, downtempo, and trip-hop with their dripping-wet, velvety, lush orchestrations, distinct vocals, and...view item »

David Shrigley, Various
Worried Noodles

Here's another great release. That complete loon David Shrigley has had a load of his lyrics/ stories turned into songs by a load of cool folks and put it in a box called 'Worried Noodles'. Now I'm not just talking about a bunch of no hopers here.... I'm talking about folks like Grizzly Bear, Mt Eerie, Aidan Moffat, Psapp, Simon Bookish, Deerhoof, ...view item »

Emma De Angelis
Emma De Angelis

Finders Keepers continue to unroot the finest forgotten tunes. Emma de Angelis was an Italian library composer and musician who created music for TV and film alongside some of the Italian greats; Alessandro Alessandroni...view item »

Daniela Casa / Massimo Catalano / Remigio Ducros
Idee 1

Beautiful Italian library obscurities from the dream team trio of Massimo Catalano, Remigio Ducros and Daniela Casa. Idee 1 has a broad spread of cool experimental atmospheres and low-slung orchestrated grooves, with the special mix of catchiness and weirdness you only get with library ...view item »


Manfred Hübler and Siegfried Schwab were 2 German composers enlisted to provide soundtracks for 3 Spanish b-movies / sex films in the 1970’s. They took on the task with aplomb: this Sexedelic music is brassy, psychedelic, groovy, and fun: it really could get one in the mood. Original pressing...view item »

John Waters
Make Trouble

Who’d have thought, way back when in the early days of The White Stripes, that Jack White would end up releasing a seven inch of freaky “people’s pervert” film director and person...view item »

Sven Libaek
Inner Space

Cheese... cheese... cheese. The wife thinks I'm weird for not liking cheese. I've never liked it. I know I'm in the minority but I don't trust anything mouldy that sweats in the fridge. It's just wrong. BUT I do like a bit of musical cheese and co-incidentally here's a new album by SVEN LIBAEK on Trunk called 'Inner Space'. Initia...view item »

I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age In America, 1950-1990

Now if you’re a regular visitor to our site you’ll know that our reviewing style is very much of the quick first impression variety rather than a detailed analysis on account of about 200 records coming out every week and our humble little army of men, ladies and droids desperately trying to figure out what’s worth talking abou...view item »

Pierre Raph / Jane Weaver
Le Rose De Fer / Intiaani Kesa

I like a bit of Jane Weaver although this whole soundtrack-on-vinyl thing that's going on at the moment...well, it doesn’t do a lot for me so I’m just waiting it out until the bubble bursts and we can all start getting on with our lives again. So I’m coming at this from the perspective ...view item »

Sky Girl

I'm not going to be able to sway you into purchasing this LP by listing its big names. There are none. Instead this is a superbly curated compilation of lesser known limited run records and private press recordings mainly in a lo-fi pop folk vein made between 1961 and 1991. What makes the album an essential purchase is that the curators have loc...view item »

Spirit Animal

Here’s the latest of Relapse’s beautifully put together Zombi vinyl reissues - a lush double LP of ‘Spirit Animal’ on fancy red vinyl. I’m sure you know this Pittsburgh duo’s modus operandi by now. This is horror soundtrack worship of the highest calibre, heavy on the synths but also showing no fear of ...view item »

Heavenly Ethiopiques – The Best of the Ethiopiques Series

Culled from 28 CD releases to date, this is a compilation of highlights from the well-regarded Ethiopiques series. An incredible range of artists known and unknown populate this release, including Getachew Mekuria and Seyoum Gebreyes. The perfect introduction to the series. Lushly packaged doubl...view item »

The Karminsky Experience Inc.

The Karminsky Experience Inc. are a DJ duo with bottomless crates of rare records ripe for the sampling. Beat! is their first release for some time, and it’s full of slinky exotic music newly made from existing slices. The groove is the key, usually a laid-back groove that’ll make you want to mix up a cockta...view item »

Late Night Tales Franz Ferdinand

The truth be told I have no time for Franz Ferdinand’s music of late which seems to be a pale if harmless parody of itself but you should not let that get in the way of this excellent compilation chosen by the band. Its a perfectly assembled collection of the great and the good from 1960’s to the modern day with a myriad of highlight...view item »

Strictly Britxotica! Palais Pop and Locarno Latin

Join Jonny Trunk in his explorations of the weird and wonderful kitsch world of Britxotica: the music made by 50’s / 60’s British composers pretending to be from exotic international locations. Their dress-ups aren’t necessarily convincing, but they are fascinating and fun and groovy and good! Strictly Brit...view item »

Julian Curwin
The Mango Balloon - Volume 3

Get ready for some kind of moving and shaking with Julian Curwin. The Mango Balloon Volume 3 is the third instalment from the Sydney guitarist. On this one Curwin has got special guest Mr fiddle himself Shenzo Gergorio to supply some extra flavours. It's a mixture of European folk styling’s wit...view item »

Soft Rains

You know that you’re in for something bursting with epic bombast when Leonard Nimoy’s kosmik utterances are the centrepiece of a record, making the whole thing sound like an obscure 70s radio play. Carwyn Ellis, the force behind the Zarelli moniker, is clearly a massive trekkie. You can hear the echoes of costumed spacewandering all ...view item »

Manchester Standards Sides 1 & 2

Been waiting a long time for this to hit the shelves but here it is at last. Its a compilation of all the best bits of todays youthful Manchester underground, kind of like a North Western ‘Nuggets’ if you like. I went over to the dark side a few weeks ago and 5 minutes off the train I saw a middle aged Gallagher-a-like buskin...view item »

Roger Roger
Musique Idiote

Esteemed moog fans, listen up: Roger Roger helped popularise the ridiculous electronic instrument and then spent a lot of time experimenting with it, much in the spirit of academic tinkerers Jean-Jacques Perrey and Mort Garson. Musique Idiote is a little un...view item »

Daniela Casa
Sovrapposizione Di Immagini

Finders Keepers have been up to their usual crate-digging antics and this week present a collection of rare library soundtrack work by Rome-born Daniela Casa, a pioneer of Italian soundtracks who started her career in pop songwriting before moving into more explorative instrumental territory which mixed experimental pop, abstract electronics, ja...view item »

From The Furthest Signals

Audiological Exploration Details: 1) Circle/Temple – The Séance/Search for Muspel-Light2) David Colohan – Brass Rubbings Club (Opening Titles)3) A Year In The Country – A Multitude Of Tumblings4) Sharron Kraus – Asterope5) Time Attendant – The Dreaming Green6) Depatternin...view item »

Next Life

This latest compilation on Hyperdub concentrates on showcasing Chicago's footwork scene carrrying on from where the great DJ Rashad left off. Full to the brim of manic samples and energetic rhythms. 20 all new tracks from RP Boo, Traxman, DJ Spinn, Gantman, Manny DJ Earl, Taye, Boylan, Phil, Taso, Sirr Tmoand DJ Rashad himself. A great document ...view item »

John Mulaney
The Comeback Kid

This is the third comedy album from John Mulaney, the popular US comedian who has worked on Saturday Night Live and has even won an Emmy. This is a recording of show recorded at the Chicago Theater in his home town of (yes) Chicago and drawn from material from his Netflix special. Funny man, funny voice. ...view item »

Behind The Counter With Max Richter

Who wants to sneak inside Max Richter’s world? I’m pretty sure Phil does and he’ll enjoy this compilation of some of Max’s favourite works both recent and distant.  As you can imagine there’s a heavy classical, neo classical tinge to this but it also includes work by Boards o...view item »

Nils Frahm
Late Night Tales

Extremely quiet piano practitioner Nils Frahm gets his chance to pick an album’s worth of his favourite after dark music in the latest of the consistent and popular Late Night Tales series. He picks tracks from Bibio, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Penguin...view item »

Stephen John Kalinich
A World Of Peace Must Come

Oddball 1960's poetry record from renowned Beach Boys lyricist performing some of his very own super idealistic poetry under hazy lights. If you like spoken word stuff about world peace etc then A World of Peace Must Come is the record for you. The main draw for Beach Boys ...view item »

Tim Burgess presents Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco

This compilation album is the brother of Tim Burgess’ new book, in which he goes looking for certain records recommended by certain musicians (Iggy Pop) and even certain authors (Ian Rankin). Evidently he found them, as 18 of them, taking in a very broad swathe of genres, are presented her...view item »

Late Night Tales

This time it's the turn of the Canadian quartet to pick their favourite tracks and as with all or most Late Night Tales you get an obligatory Boards of Canada track. There's also stuff by Stereolab, Thundercat, the Beach Boys and luckily for anyone thinking this might be a bit o...view item »

Julian Curwin
The Mango Balloon - Volume 4

“If anyone can do this, you can!” Well… I believe that challenge has been accepted, Clint. So Mr Curwin takes a step or two back -- and then a step sideways -- from his other day job as an experimental tango-ist (with The Tango Saloon) to compose and perform on this set of Morricone-esque instru...view item »

Accadde A.......

This album by Arawak (aka Luciano Simoncini) is a rare and elusive library music favourite from the homeland of such things, 1970’s Italy. Accadde… A is a funky, laid-back suite of sounds, well-suited to sexy lounges and dreamy boudoirs. This reissue is available on either black or splatter...view item »

Doug Stanhope
No Place Like Home

American stand-up comic Doug Stanhope (a regular associate of Charlie Brooker) presents a special show of his personal brand of righteously angry and bitterly sarcastic comedy. No Place Like Home, which is presented on vinyl like an old-school comedy LP, is a highly entertaining broadside against wester...view item »

Four Tet (Fourtet)
Late Night Tales

Long running mix series Late Night Tales featured none other than Four Tet way back in 2004, and of course he has gone from strength to strength since then… Hence this brand new pressing to (double) vinyl. Mr. Hebden’s eclectic mixture brings in all sorts of sunny experimentalism, making for a damn fine lis...view item »

Root Hog Or Die 100 Years, 100 Songs (An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute)

To celebrate the centennial of Alan Lomax, Mississippi Records have assembled this massive box-set, containing 100 of his recordings. Significantly, more than half of what appears here has never been released before, including recordings of Shirley Collins and Bob Dylan as well as unknown blues ...view item »

Stefano Marcucci
Tempo Di Demoni, Papi, Angioli, Incensi E Cilici

Crazy stuff right here from a squad of Italy’s ever-productive 70’s library music makers. Tempo Di Demoni, Papi, Angioli, Incensi E Cilici is a mini-rock opera with theatrical psychedelic pop touches and madly demonic themes. This particular work of Stefano Marucci has been badly neglected by posterity, but ...view item »

Crystallized - Celebrating 15 Years Of Rocket Recordings

Rocket Records have been going for 15 years. That’s quite a feat in this fickle industry we inhabit (cohabit?). What with labels, artists and record companies losing money left, right and center these days (cos folk want music for free and straight away) things are a lot trickier than they used to be....view item »

Daniela Casa
Arte Moderna

Daniela Casa’s Arte Moderna is a particularly fascinating and unusual set of sounds, even by the high standards set by 1970s Italian library music in general. A number of these pieces are proper cutting-edge electroacoustics, with an astonishing attention to detail and ...view item »

Gerardo Iacoucci
Le Avventure

Finders Keepers have continued their ever persistent archive digging and come across some italian library gems. Originally released in 1970 across three LPs, Gerardo Iacoucci’s Le Avventure was not so much a mini series but a blueprint for mood music, covering all aspects you can image, from jazz and funk to piano...view item »

Dark Was The Night

Just landed is a 2CD and 3LP compilation on 4AD entitled 'Dark Was The Night' and it's a release to raise funds for The Red Hot Organization which is a charity that is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. The artists on there all provide exclusive material which will get some of you salivating. Peep the cast list: Antony, Arca...view item »

Heaven And Hell

The photos inside on the gatefold for Vangelis' 'Heaven and Hell' depict him moving around a circle of keyboards, waving his hands excitedly as he chooses which one his hands should be landing on at this given moment. In fact, there's a lot of hand action in the art for 'Heaven and Hell', including a pair with wings attached to them, suggesting ...view item »

Los Alamos Grind!

Los Alamos Grind! is a compilation of the old-style rock’n’roll, put together with extra attention paid to lesser-known artists and sleazy-sounding tracks. This stuff just flies out of the stereo, inducing dirty boogies and cool retro-futuristic reveries. Bands like A.C. Jones & The Atomic Aces and ...view item »


There actually is no end to the talents of Piero Umiliani. The veteran Italian soundtrack and library music composer apparently also had a little sideline in disco production, using the name Rovi. Discomusic is a great little suite of sweet groovy action, with all the cool odd touches you’d expect...view item »

Cartagena!: Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962 - 1972

Columbia: the new Africa. At least in 'Archival Global Music Compilation World' anyway. Fresh off that amazing Palenque Palenque triple LP comes Soundway's next foray into the land of Carlos Valderrama, Cartagena!, which focuses (unsurprisingly) on the sounds of the coastal town of Cartagena. And in particular on the big bands of Curro Fuentes, ...view item »

Fabio Fabor / Armando Sciascia

Some of the strange sounds recorded in the name of library music continue to impress. Nowhere is this more true than with Fabio Famor and Armando Sciascia’s Infini, a 1972 set of uneasy atmospheres. This is the first time this music has been released commercially. Remastered from the original tape...view item »

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