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Unusual Sounds

anthology recordings


Released: 9th Nov 2018


2lp + download

Released: 9th Nov 2018


this is a deep dive into a musical universe that has, until now, been accessible only to producers and record collectors; a celebration of this strange industry and an examination of its unique place at the nexus of art and commerce.

this selection of choice library music demonstrates some of the greatest musical minds of the late 20th century — expert musicians and innovative composers who revelled in the freedoms offered, paradoxically, by this most corporate of fields. these 20 tracks encapsulate the niche and fascinating subculture of library music. Genres were spliced, conventions dispensed with, and oftentimes hybrid music of astonishing complexity was produced. Elements of rock, jazz, soul, even twentieth-century avant-garde composition were all utilized, and no stone was left unturned.

Unusual Sounds


  1. Funky Fanfare- Keith Mansfield
  2. Running Fast- Steffano Torossi
  3. La Dimostrazione –D. Patucchi
  4. Survivor – Klaus Weiss
  5. Xenos Cosmos – Janko Nilovic
  6. Ophis Le Serpentaire – V.Geminiani
  7. Tropicola- Stringtronics
  8. Feeling Tense-Stefano Torossi
  9. Soft Wind – Gary Pacific Orchestra
  10. Half Forgotten Daydreams – John Cameron
  11. Night Breeze- F. Micalizzi
  12. You've Got What It Takes – Les Hurdle/Kathlene Poppy
  13. Fancy Good – Electric Machine
  14. Quips and Cranks – C. Cordio
  15. Dissolves – Les Hurdle/Frank Ricotti
  16. Fairy Tale – Joel Vandroogenbroek
  17. Weeping Eelgrass – Mladen Franko
  18. Mild Maniac – Peter Patzer
  19. Group Meditation - – Joel Vandroogenbroek
  20. Dream Number Two- Roland Hollinger