Category Archives: library music

luv428

luv428 Modern +

Modern +

in the late sixties and early seventies the drinking water in Europe started to show traces of the funk. initially showing up in major urban centers it slowly spread all over the continent. by the late seventies funk was rampant and the long term affects are still being felt today. here are a few examples of what happened to the music coming out of Europe after the contagion of funk first started creeping in. fortunately, there was no turning back.
image : The Royal Beatrice Raphelena
Tracklist:
  1. The Recluse – Cymande – Janus Records / Mr Bongo (1974/2018)
  2. Drug Song – Janko Nilovic – Editions Montparnasse 2000 / Underdog Records (1975/2015)
  3. Use Me – Ultrafunk – Contempo / Trading Places (1975/2020)
  4. Ode To Billy Joe – Karin Krog & Dexter Gordon – Sonet / Light In the Attic (1970/2015)
  5. Halucal – Cos – Plus Records / Finders Keepers Records (1974/2021)
  6. No Way – Keith Papworth – Music De Wolfe / Fat Beats (1975/2022)
  7. The Feed-Back – The Group – RCA Italiana / Schema (1970/2014)
  8. Vitamin C – Can – United Artists Records / Spoon Records / Mute (1972/2017)
  9. Funky Dla Franki – Laboratorium – Polskie Nagrania Muza (1976/2016)
  10. Rien Ne Va Plus – Funk Factory – ATCO Records / Be With Records (1975/2016)
  11. 1973 Carmen Avenue – Airto Fogo – Decca / Pharaway Sounds (1976/2017)
  12. Hromovka (Thunderhouse) – Emil Viklický Studio Big Band – Vampi Soul (1979/2009)

luv417

luv417 No Difficulty

No Difficulty

music is so relaxing, a calm port in the stormy world in which we live. this mixtape is so easy to listen to, with layers of lo tempo grooves blended together for a sound that melts in your ears. alternating between a grab bag of jazz, trip hop and library records it’s a mix you should have no difficulty getting lost in. an easy listen for easier times.
photo : dadrafdaja
Tracklist:
  1. excerpt from intro to Bass City Roller – DJ Food – Ninja Tune (1995) > buy link
  2. Underground Agent – Paul Kass – Parry Music Ltd / Lo Recordings (1977/2002) > buy link
  3. Brother Foster Through The Phones – Two Lone Swordsmen – Warp (1999) > buy link
  4. Themenläden (Out Of Lugano 2 arranged by Peter Thomas) – Die Sterne – L’Age D’Or / Epic (1997)
  5. Blue Shadow – Alan Parker – Music De Wolfe (1973/2019)
  6. The Look Of Slim – Monk Higgins – Solid State Records / Capitol / Real Gone Music (1968/2018) > buy link
  7. Sao Paulo Nights – Jackson Conti – Kindred Spirits / Madlib Invazion (2008/2021) > buy link
  8. Blue Pearl – Semuta – Lee Lamber / Whatmusic.com (1979/2002) > buy link
  9. The Zoo – Jamzoo ft. Steve Kuhn – Brainfeeder (2016) > buy link
  10. Solstice – Brian Bennett – DJM Records / Isle Of Jura Records (1978/2017) > buy link
  11. Gentle In The Night (Rehung by Skye ft. Tony Vegas on cuts) – Bullet – DC Recordings (1998)
  12. Smokey Joe’s Dilemma – John Cameron – KPM Music / Be With Records (1972/2019) > buy link
  13. Ayo Ayo Nene – Mor Thiam – Jazzman (1972/2008) > buy link
  14. Chunkothy – Wagon Christ – Ninja Tune (2011) > buy link
  15. Crust – Flying Lotus – Warp (2021) > buy link
  16. The Long Tail – The NJE with Adrian Sherwood – Sartorial Records (2019)
  17. Coffee Cold – Galt MacDermot and his Mid Manhattan Rhythm Section – Kilmarnock (1966) > buy link
  18. Fantasia Pt. 1 – Lloyd Miller / The Heliocentrics – Strut (2010) > buy link
  19. Superwoman – Yesterday’s New Quintet – Stones Throw (2004) > buy link
  20. Mile High Swinger (ver. a) – Alan Hawkshaw – Themes International Music / Be With Records (1974/2018) > buy link
  21. Unicorn – Dizzy Gillespie & Lalo Schifrin – Pablo (1977) > buy link
  22. Treasure Island – Jessica Lauren – M.E.L.T. 2000 (2000)
  23. Cha Tatch Ka – Bernard Estardy (La Formule Du Baron) – CBS / Born Bad Records (1971/2018) > buy link
  24. Ritratto D’Autore (Moonstarr Remix) – Ennio Morricone – Compost Records (2003) > buy link
  25. Passarinho – Vasconcelos Sentimento – Far Out Recordings (2021) > buy link
  26. Creator SOS – Nightmares On Wax ft. Haile Supreme and Wolfgang Haffner – Warp (2021) > buy link
  27. Road Of The Lonely Ones – Madlib arranged by Kieran Hebden – Madlib Invazion (2021) > buy link

luv379

luv379 - Courting Karma's Dismay

Courting Karma’s Dismay

this is a real mix made up of imaginary soundtracks. “imaginary soundtracks” being anything from concept albums presented as movie soundtracks to cinematic beat excursions to music made for films that never got released to library records to fake library records to vivid ambient digressions to modern soundtracks of previously silent films to original music by famous movie composers to musical homages to famed film composers. all curated with luv to help your ears project images onto the inside of your eyelids. enjoy the film.
photo : Zack Shave
Tracklist:
  1. P Walk – Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Ubiquity (2005) > buy link
  2. Flesh Peddler – The Inner Thumb – Emperor Norton (1999)
  3. Expectation – Roger Roger / Nino Nardini – Crea Sound Ltd. / Born Bad Records (1975/2016) > buy link
  4. Un Grand Cœur (Suspense) – Dimitri From Paris – Yellow Productions (1995)
  5. Sunshine On March – Bernard Fevre – Musax / Alter K / Anthology Recordings (1977/2015) > buy link
  6. Metropia – Roger Joseph Manning Jr. and Brian Reitzell – Emperor Norton (2000)
  7. Obsidian – John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies – Sacred Bones Records (2014) > buy link
  8. RNS – Deadly Avenger – Death Waltz Originals (2017)
  9. Suoni Dalle Ombre Oltre – Francesco Clemente – Crème Organization (1983/2004) > buy link
  10. Regrets And The Damage Done (Lost In Edit Remix Of “An Ocean Of Regret”) – The Amorphous Androgynous – Monstrous Bubble Records (2014) > buy link
  11. Herrmann – Arling & Cameron – Emperor Norton (2000) > buy link
  12. Survivor – Klaus Weiss Rhythm & Sounds – Selected Sound / Anthology Recordings (1978/2018) > buy link
  13. Dead Heat – Barry Adamson – Mute (1993/1995) > buy link
  14. M386 – Brian Eno – Polydor / Virgin EMI Records (1978/2018) > buy link
  15. Whirlcage – The Pluto Walkers – Sundazed Music (2012) > buy link
  16. The Awakening Of A Woman (Burnout) – The Cinematic Orchestra – Ninja Tune (2003) > buy link

luv345

luv345 Dewey Decimal Soundsytem

Dewey Decimal Soundsystem

this mixtape is made up of library records; music made by companies that mass produced sounds to pitch to movies, television and advertising studios as background or incidental music for their productions. these discs were never officially sold in shops but were sent out to folks as examples of what music was available to license for their film productions. often times these companies would hire amazing musicians / composers and give them free rein to come up with a wide variety of music to cover every emotion, situation or locale that a film might need. this gave the creators a lot of leeway with how their music could sound and in some cases very adventurous, groovy and forward thinking music was made. this mixtape is a peek into this world. remember to keep quiet and listen intently, this is a library after all.
photo : Bethany McMasters
Tracklist
  1. The Outer Space Suite : Prelude – Bernard Herrmann – Cerberus Records (1957/1983)
  2. Transizione – Alessandro Alessandroni – Grand Prix / Sonor Music Editions (1969/2017)
  3. Soul’s Fire – Angelo Baroncini & Bruno Battisti D’Amario – Roman Record Company / Sonor Music Editions (1969/2017) > buy link
  4. Tropical Scene – The Jonny Teupen Group – Bosworth Music / Trunk Records (1977/1996)
  5. Discovery – Brian Bennett – Bruton Music / Lo Recordings (1980/2013) > buy link
  6. Dreams In The Wind – Jean-Pierre Decerf – CAM / Born Bad Records (1977/2015) > buy link
  7. Jupiter – Galaxy – Music De Wolfe (1982)
  8. Gang Train – Bernard Estardy – Tele Music / Born Bad Records (1974/2018) > buy link
  9. Minor Mind – Georges Teperino – L’Illustration Musicale / Lo Recordings (1975/2002) > buy link
  10. Produzione – M. Zalla – Liuto Records / Black Sweat Records (1972/2015) > buy link
  11. Yellow Train – Resonance – Sirocco / Tele Music (1973/1985)
  12. Swinging Skins – Klaus Weiss – Selected Sounds / Trunk Records (1978/2017) > buy link
  13. K.O. – Eddie Warner – L’Illustration Musicale / Born Bad Records (1968/2016) > buy link
  14. Fabbrica N.1 – Gerardo Iacoucci – Canopo / Intervallo (1972/2017)
  15. Nº 59018 – Bernard Fevre – Musax / Anthology Recordings (1977/2015) > buy link
  16. Vespucci – BBC Radiophonic Workshop – BBC Records / Music On Vinyl (1973/2014)
  17. Sundown – Jack Arel & Pierre Dutour – Chappell / Lo Recordings (1972/2001) > buy link
  18. Electronic Rhythms – Eric Peters – Spectrum Mood Library / Lo Recordings (????/2001) > buy link

luv306

luv306 I Like Short Songs

I Like Short Songs

over 60 songs in under 42 minutes. i like short songs.
photo : Leopold Short
Tracklist
  1. Short Songs – Dead Kennedys – Alternative Tentacles (1987) > buy link
  2. Tough Guy – Beastie Boys – Grand Royal (1994) > buy link
  3. Motorbike Escape, M23 – Goblin – Cinevox (1977/2016)
  4. Supervillian Theme (inst.) – Madvillain – Stones Throw (2004) > buy link
  5. Funerailles d’un Wa Wa Rond – Les Sinners – Les Disques Trans-World (1971)
  6. Auntie’s Harp – Flying Lotus – Warp (2008) > buy link
  7. Punaisarium 1 – Alan French – Tele Music (1975)
  8. Be A Hobo – Moondog – Epic / Honet Jon’s Records (1953/2004) > buy link
  9. Hittin’ The Bong – Minutemen – SST (1985) > buy link
  10. Boa Constrictor – The Magnetic Fields – Merge (1999) > buy link
  11. Givin My Luv To You – Gong – Virgin / BYG Records / Charly Records (1973/2015) > buy link
  12. Spanish Fly – Van Halen – Warner Bros. (1979) > buy link
  13. Ready Lets Go – Boards Of Canada – Warp (2002) > buy link
  14. Why Midnight Walked But Didn’t Ring Her Bell – Liars – Blast First / Mute Records (2002) > buy link
  15. Unreferenced Comedic Music Track – Barry Gray – Trunk Records (2011) > buy link
  16. A Little Bit Of Soap – De La Soul – Tommy Boy (1989)
  17. The Streetbeater (theme from ‘Sanford And Son’) – Quincy Jones – A&M / TVT Records (1973/1987) > buy link
  18. Life Is Funny – The Fugs – Reprise (1968) > buy link
  19. I Wanna Be A Bear – Descendents – SST (1982) > buy link
  20. Straight Edge – Minor Threat – Dischord Records (1981) > buy link
  21. Embryo – Black Sabbath – Vertigo / Warner Bros. (1971) > buy link
  22. Drama In Space – The Leo Hassler Synthesizer – Trunk Records (1996)
  23. Preview Side Too – Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Warner Bros. (1977) > buy link
  24. Touched – My Bloody Valentine – Creation Records (1991) > buy link
  25. Intro – Japanther – Wäntage USA (2008) > buy link
  26. Siren – John Saunders – Music De Wolfe (1984)
  27. College – Animal Collective – FatCat Records (2004) > buy link
  28. Lining Up The Tracks – Jesse Fuller – Topic Records / Mississippi Records (1954/1960/2016) > buy link
  29. [untitled 14] – Capitain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Revenant / Xeric / Table Of The Elements (1999) > buy link
  30. Lovin’ And Touchin’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers – EMI America / Enigma Records (1985) > buy link
  31. Meow Meow Meow Meow (Meow Mix cat food commercial) – Shelley Palmer & Linda November – TVT Records (1970 / 1989) > buy link
  32. La La – The Residents – Ralph Records (1980) > buy link
  33. Fanfare On Parade – Michael Pinsonnneault – Intermède Communications (1986)
  34. Middle Zealand – Mark Mothersbaugh – Watertower Music / Spacelab9 (2014) > buy link
  35. Lock Groove – 23 Skidoo – Fetish Records (1982) > buy link
  36. Scooter And Jinx – Sonic Youth – DGC (1990) > buy link
  37. Spray Paint The Walls – Black Flag – SST (1981) > buy link
  38. What We Do Is Secret – Germs – Slash Records (1979) > buy link
  39. Forgery – DNA – No More Records (2008)
  40. Final Count Of The Collision Between Us And The Damned – Public Enemy – Def Jam Recordings (1990) > buy link
  41. Stylewild – Lootpack – Stones Throw (1999) > buy link
  42. Jupiter – Galaxy – Music De Wolfe (1982)
  43. Death Threats – Throbbing Gristle – Industrial Records / Celluloid (1978) > buy link
  44. Goodbye Cruel World – Pink Floyd – Columbia (1979) > buy link
  45. In The Hall Of The Mountain Queen – Raymond Scott – Basta (1969/2001) > buy link
  46. Anchor Butter – Daphne Oram – Young Americans (2011) > buy link
  47. Tone Bone Kone – Arthur Russell – Upside Records / Audika (1986/2005) > buy link
  48. Pnoom – Can – Spoon Records (1968/2014) > buy link
  49. fz pseudotimestretch+e+3 – Aphex Twin – Warp (2014) > buy link
  50. I’m In Great Shape – The Beach Boys – Capitol (1966/2011) > buy link
  51. Le Grand Et Le Petit – Ennio Morricone – Cinevox / Modulation (1981)
  52. Light My Fire – J Dilla – Stones Throw (2006) > buy link
  53. Why Hip Hop Sucks In ’96 – DJ Shadow – Mo Wax (1996) > buy link
  54. Melodies In Hinge Creek (Light My Fire) – DJ Vadim – Ninja Tune (1996) > buy link
  55. Untitled – Beck – Bong Load Records (1994)
  56. Here We Are Nowhere – Stiff Little Fingers – Rough Trade (1979) > buy link
  57. Big Ending! – Deja Voodoo – Og Music (1988)
  58. Festival Time – John Baker – BBC Radio Enterprises / Music On Vinyl (1968/2013)
  59. Sleep – They Might Be Giants – Idlewild Recordings (2013) > buy link
  60. Sleeping In A Jar – The Mothers Of Invention – Bizarre Records / Reprise (1969) > buy link
  61. A Short Reprise For Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But For Very Good Reasons – Sufjan Stevens – Asthmatic Kitty Records (2005) > buy link