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posted a review of Anthony Mawer - Summer Style / More Summer Style. over 3 years ago
Gorgeous mood music. Very light, breezy, moody; definitely has a rainy summer night vibe throughout. Also has just a slight touch of warm synthesizer tones that always sound amazing in music like this.

Great stuff.
posted a review of D. Guiot* / E. Mallet* / G.L. Laurent* - Landscape. over 3 years ago
Gorgeous electro-soundscapes, here. The tracks really have a lot of creativity and uniqueness to them, and every one is a winner.

Nice little album!
posted a review of Jack Mayborn - Release No. 15 - Small Is Beautiful. over 3 years ago
Now this is the stuff! Beautiful small group sounds in the jazz-funk/groove vein. Very stylish, elegant and grooving! Mayborn provides some lush compositions here to nod your head to, and any one of these tunes could have been a standout on a jazz-funk ... See full review
posted a review of The Mayfair Baroque Orchestra - Baroque Festival. over 3 years ago
Simply fantastic.
posted a review of Ben Heneghan / Ian Lawson / Adrian Burch / David Whitaker - Metropolitan Barockrock!. over 3 years ago
What an absolutely lovely and refined collection of classically-inspired music. Side A is wonderful classical music. The string quartet versions of the tracks are downright gorgeous, and all of the compositions are beautiful pieces of greatness. Side B ... See full review
posted a comment on Patrick Vasori - Tie-Break. over 3 years ago
Also has a bit of a dark edge at times, with a very cinematic feel. This is really good stuff.
posted a review of Bernard Gérard - Libre Essor (Pour La Relaxation). over 3 years ago
Sublime. Mr. Gerard does a fine, fine job of crafting some beautiful and elegant soundscapes here. This is excellent music to meditate to. Burn some incense and relax, you will have a wonderful experience when this album is playing on your turntable! :)
posted a review of Paolo Quintilio - Caleidoscopio. over 3 years ago
Absolutely sublime Italian easy listening LP. The tracks are beautiful, mysterious, mellow, and Paolo Quintilio's voice will entrance you, even if you don't understand what he's saying (as he sings in Italian).

Just lovely stuff here. Rizzati is a name ... See full review
posted a review of Various - National Moods / Fanfares, Harp, Comedy, Links, And Bridges. over 3 years ago
Another great mixed-bag library here, this time from the esteemed Southern label. Side A is a mix of different styles, with some folk-style, western-themed, some Indian music and more. Side B has some short stuff - fanfares, harp sounds, comedy links - ... See full review
posted a review of Sauveur Mallia - Music Force II. over 3 years ago
Wow. This is quite brilliant stuff, man! Basically, this is Sauveur Mallia's take on the Miles Davis sound of the mid-'80s. Plenty of synths and electronic instrumentation, yet grounded with the colourful trumpet playing of Eric Lalanne. It's really a ... See full review
posted a review of P. Lazzari* - D. Maggiore* - Denver City Sound. over 3 years ago
Absolute class electronic grooves here. It's obvious that these 2 composers have a real touch with electronic instruments, and they have used some beautiful and soft tones here. That said, it is still a mostly funky LP with some great grooves. You will ... See full review
posted a comment on Jacques Ferchit & Christian Remy* - Video Music 1. over 3 years ago
Make that 5 out of 5. It gets better with every listen, and the music is too fun to be rated any lower!
posted a comment on Paul Zaza And His Orchestra - Images. over 3 years ago
Changed my rating to 5 out of 5. It really is a beautiful album that gets better with each listen.
posted a review of Spiga Band - Romantic Day. over 3 years ago
Lovely bossa and soft mood music LP. As the title says, this is romantic music, but very much in the vein of Italian soundtrack and mood music styles. Very pretty stuff. As with most late-80s, early-90s electronic music LPs, you get some great synth ... See full review
posted a review of Giusto Franco - Le Cattedrali Nel Mondo. over 3 years ago
Wow! Lovely religious-themed and classical music depicting different cathedrals throughout the world. The pieces here are incredibly haunting and very, very atmospheric. It also sounds a bit electronic to me, but I could be wrong. The music on side A is ... See full review
posted a review of Spiga Band - Energy. over 3 years ago
Ah, the sound of late-80s, early-90s electronic music. There is nothing else quite like it, especially in the library music world. The synths are lush, full of emotion and (much to some people's dismay), digital!

Once again, this is just lovely stuff ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Light Jazz - Volume 1. over 3 years ago
Lovely, cool and hip jazz sessions here. Some great 70s-sounding, contemporary jazz pieces on both sides of the LP. James Harpham once again delivers with his amazingly creative compositions. I just can't get enough of this guy, he's a library music ... See full review
posted a review of Palo Alto Ensemble - Musicavaria. over 3 years ago
Another interesting Luigi Piergiovanni release. As I said in another review, you're either going to enjoy his style, or possibly hate it. It is primitive electronic music, simple yet stylish and meandering yet atmospheric. It often sounds for a minute as ... See full review
posted a review of Unknown Artist - Fascinating Combination 2. over 3 years ago
Lovely mood music. Features a variety of jazz styles that all sound great. 5 out of 5!
posted a review of The Eric Swan Dance Band / Roger Roger - Dance Music / Rags And Romance. over 3 years ago
Eric Swan (aka Roger Roger). A library legend and one of the greatest composers to ever do it, in my opinion. He doesn't disappoint with this effort, and as expected delivers another great listening experience from start to finish. With a touch of class, ... See full review
posted a review of Daniel J. White / Alan Feanch - Good Morning Sir. over 3 years ago
Daniel J. White continues to amaze me with every new composition of his that I hear. This man just has a huge talent for crafting classy, jazzy music. This album is pretty much vibraphone and flute jazz with a medium-sized band. It has a really nice ... See full review
posted a review of Clazy - Clazy. over 3 years ago
Very interesting LP here. Luigi Piergiovanni (Clazy), has a style and sound that is completely unique. You are either going to love it or hate it, I feel. Personally, I love it, because he crafts a lot of beautiful, catchy yet surprisingly simple ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Shehan - April Orchestra Vol. 68 Présente Impressions De Voyages. over 3 years ago
Wow! This LP is pretty wild, and unlike anything I've ever really heard in library music. Shehan crafts some very interesting and exotic atmospheres and grooves, thanks to the use of a myriad of percussive effects. Different types of gongs, bells, drums, ... See full review
posted a review of John Leach / George Fenton / Janos Lehar - Music Of The Nations (Volume 4) France / Italy. over 3 years ago
Bravo, Fenton, Lehar and Leach! This is one magical album of beautiful French and Italian music. I have no clue why it's incredibly cheap right now. I guess maybe it's because the album doesn't contain much in the way of funky beats? It has a few, don't ... See full review
posted a review of The International Television Orchestra - Highway 101. over 3 years ago
Great stuff! Graham Todd is definitely becoming one of my favorite, "lesser-known" composers out there. He's done some fine work with the LP, "He Who Dares", also on De Wolfe, and he does fine work here as well. Not just fine work, but absolutely ... See full review
posted a review of Patrick Vasori - Tie-Break. over 3 years ago
Very groovy late-80s synth-pop creations. The music uses a lot of quick, catchy and repetitive motifs, with entirely electronic instrumentation. The end result is a space-age sounding blend of funky and groovy music that you can only find in late-80s ... See full review
posted a review of Hagood Hardy & The Montage* - Montage. over 3 years ago
Wow, this one is really, really good! Absolutely killer 70's pop interpretations here. The vocals of Lynne McNeil and Stephanie Taylor are beyond beautiful, and they add a mysterious and haunting quality to every track. The rest of the band ain't bad, ... See full review
posted a review of Sigi Schwab* Und Mladen Franko - Sound Service 1. over 3 years ago
My, oh, my! This is one beautiful record.

The music is soft, sweet, and pretty, yet still very funky at the same time! Really great stuff here. Every track is a stand-out!

Fine work by both of these composers.
posted a comment on The International Studio Orchestra - High And Counting. over 3 years ago
This is actually a high class LP here. The music is sleek, purposeful, pacy, yet still retains a high level of class and refinement. Those looking for interesting and refined funky grooves will find something to like here, as this is contemporary ... See full review
posted a comment on The Sounds 70 Orchestra - Ideas In Action. over 3 years ago
J.D. Mumbles is actually an alias for the very prolific composer, Karl Jenkins. Very cool to know.
posted a review of Sergio Montori - Archaic Impressions. over 3 years ago
Dear universe almighty! Sergio Montori is one extremely talented composer, and this is one extremely good LP!

On this LP, Montori flexes his classical composing muscles with his unique take on ancient music. Let's just say this - the compositions are so ... See full review
posted a review of Rainshow Orchestra - Express. over 3 years ago
Wow...
Very nice and groovy late-80s funky, lounge-y, disco-ish moves here. A nice mix of upbeat and lively and some slower moves, with some good melodies and harmonies explored at both speeds. The key to making this one great is the lovely and addictive ... See full review
posted a review of Charles Lewis* - Elephant's Track. over 3 years ago
Wonderfully funky and groovy late-80s pop-ish, lounge-ish, jazz-funk-ish type music. Lots of very nice stuff here, with vivid use of synthesizers and plenty of percussion effects and rhythms. The music takes on a sort of African or beach-vibe at times, ... See full review
posted a review of Alec Gould / James Harpham / Paul Lewis (4) - Animals And Children Volume 3. over 3 years ago
Well, Alec Gould, James Harpham and Paul Lewis prove they are gods and the rest of us are mere mortals with their compositions on this LP! Wonderful and super creative stuff throughout, which seems to be a running theme with vintage children's music in ... See full review
posted a review of Jacques Ferchit & Patrick Martini - Medias Music V. 1. over 3 years ago
Very interesting LP here. As usual with Jacques Ferchit's music, it has a sort of child-like, innocent vibe to it. Very gentle and playful, yet still grooving. Also, as usual with Ferchit, he tackles many different styles of groovy music on one LP. There ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Belle Epoque. over 3 years ago
L. Castiglione = Pasquale Castiglione, not an alias of Tamponi or Tomassi.
posted a review of The International Studio Orchestra - Inherit The Wind. over 3 years ago
Stunning, lush and pretty orchestral moves here. The '60s full orchestra flavor is on display here, and the compositions use the various instruments, such as string sections and horns, to good effect. The pieces have good rhythm sections and touch on ... See full review
posted a comment on Unit Nine* - Sweatshirt. over 3 years ago
This is actually a 5/5 album. Lots of great beats to be found here. Definitely one of those under-the-radar releases.
posted a comment on The London Studio Group - Silk Organdie. over 3 years ago
8 tracks of pure bliss! This is definitely a top LP!
posted a review of James Harrington - Product Launch. over 3 years ago
Impressive, dramatic and intense! This album is quite nice. Excellent use of synthesizer creates some head-nodding, funky beats. Definitely music for industry, activity, sports and that kind of thing, and if you're into industrial library music you will ... See full review
posted a comment on Peter Yellowstone / Phil Radford - In A Lighter Mood. over 3 years ago
If the tracks were only a bit longer, this LP would be an all-time classic. The melodies that these 2 compose are just wonderful to listen to. Just excellent, happy sounding stuff here. As it stands, with pretty short tracks the album is still a joy to ... See full review
posted a review of Western Group (2) - Western Melodies. over 3 years ago
There's a little rule in library and soundtrack music, and it's pretty simple. It's this - If Alessandroni composed it, it must be amazing! This LP is no exception. I'm not the biggest country and western fan, but you can't help but appreciate the ... See full review
posted a comment on Bob Elger And His Orchestra - Pop Slop / Close Your Eyes - Bob Elger's Light Music. over 3 years ago
Side B stands as one of the finest examples of beautiful music I've ever heard on a library LP, and I've heard quite a few. Just excellent, excellent stuff. Mr. Bob Elger was a genius!
posted a comment on Orchestra Bruno Fogliani - Musica Per Sognare. over 3 years ago
This album is seriously amazing. Some of the best groovy Italian lounge sound I've heard. The compositions are rich, refined, organic and complex, yet still create enough mesmerizing melodies to be very catchy and always interesting. Beautiful, wistful ... See full review
posted a review of Adelmo Prandi - Kaleidoscope. over 3 years ago
Killer funky grooves LP! The music is electro-funk/disco, with a driving rhythm section with purpose, and plenty of horn blaring and synth leads. Great listen from start to finish with some amazing tracks!

Recommended for fans of electronic music, ... See full review
posted a review of The Hilversum Radio Orchestra - Swinging Thro' Summer. over 3 years ago
Ah, the beauty of light orchestral music! When done right it can be simply sublime. Mawer does it right here and does some fine things with The Hilversum Radio Orchestra. The music shows off typical instruments you would find in any orchestra, while ... See full review
posted a review of Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw - Alternatives. over 3 years ago
Absolutely lovely grooves here. No drums, as moogacid pointed out, but plenty of rhythm, thanks to a steady bass section, as well as the piano/harpsichord playing in rhythmic patterns, as well as the other instruments. Plenty to nod your head to here. ... See full review
posted a review of Jacques Ferchit & Christian Remy* - Video Music 1. over 3 years ago
Beautiful and unique LP here. Ferchit and Remy are two talented composers, and they weave some interesting compositions on this album. The music is electronic with plenty of synth action. Probably a Fairlight, as you can recognize some of the choir, ... See full review
posted a review of Bernard Gerard*, Hubert Rostaing, Jacques Lacome, Bruno Gillet - Le Romantisme/Bucolique Et Champetre. over 3 years ago
Beautiful, haunting. slightly strange, a bit eerie, simply wonderful!

Excellent classical stylings are found on this LP. The composers really give a great effort on this one, as the music just unwinds itself from the spindle and flows so beautifully. ... See full review
posted a review of M. Lanibor* / D. Seepers* - Precious Pictures. over 3 years ago
Outstanding, top-notch, very high quality album here! The music is funky, with a nice rhythm section, but the tracks take on very light and jaunty atmospheres. Think of the grooviest 70s funky, feel-good pop music and you're just about there. It has that ... See full review