Library Music Themes

Sharing & General Discussion => General Discussion => Topic started by: beccabear67 on January 11, 2021, 06:57:22 PM

Title: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: beccabear67 on January 11, 2021, 06:57:22 PM
What kinds of music are library music people interested in?

I have been collecting folk LPs, British-folk, celtic gaelic and some welsh, African, Hawaiian, and Latin American for a long time.

I also have an interest in early electronic or experimental music and effects by people such as Clara Rockmore, Fred C. Judd, Daphne Oram, Maddalena Fagandini etc., also Charles Albertine and Barry Gray, but everything I have is either from copies or modern reissues via Trunk and so forth.

I was checking through some of my old transfers to see if I could find an obscure label Los Indios Tabajaras album I once did, and another one from France that was split between them and very early Los Machucambos (they recorded South American music but were based in France)... then I thought maybe nobody here would have an interest in that. Also I could offer either the raw transfers or the slightly processed de-clicked with sometimes adjusted stereo separation I burned to suit myself.

I have one long-standing 'want' in the folk area; it was a 10" album which was an early '50s Elektra release: Hally Wood - O' Lovely Appearance Of Death, I'd like to be able to hear it someday. It did come with an insert book. Even if you see it on youtube or a blog I'd be happy to know about it.

Anyway, I'll be curious to learn what library fans' other interests might be, aside from say the obvious like soundtracks or work by artists who recorded for library labels, or Horst Jankowski.
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: stackjackson on January 11, 2021, 11:07:31 PM
I'm moving this to General Discussion, if you don't mind. Also check out this related thread => https://librarymusicthemes.net/index.php?topic=1987.0 (https://librarymusicthemes.net/index.php?topic=1987.0)
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: beccabear67 on January 11, 2021, 11:54:50 PM
I don't mind at all, you could even merge with the earlier thread that I didn't find as I wasn't looking in the right place.
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: digdeeper on January 13, 2021, 06:04:02 PM
Easy Listening (mainly early 1960s to early 1970s), see my channel https://www.youtube.com/user/easysounds1970, also a lot of Brazilian / Latin, and 1960s / 1970s soundtracks.

I also used to be on the discomusic.com forum while it still existed.
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: BlackwatchPlaid on January 14, 2021, 06:46:12 AM
I'm a big fan of Progressive Rock music outside of library. Also very big fan of Jazz and Fusion.
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: kimhill on January 15, 2021, 04:57:54 AM
Cool YouTube channel, digdeeper! 3500+ subscribers, too. I just subscribed.

I always have a problem with the "what do you listen to" question. Seems like it would be easier to come up with a list of what I *don't* like. But I guess some of the top ones for me would be vintage R&B/funk, house, various other flavors of EDM, rare groove, downtempo, trip/hip-hop.
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: longjohnsilver on January 15, 2021, 05:17:48 AM
hey Blackpaidwatch which Prog Bands do you like the most?
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: BlackwatchPlaid on January 16, 2021, 08:08:36 AM
hey Blackpaidwatch which Prog Bands do you like the most?
;D The classics never disappoint. Yes, ELP, King Crimson, PFM, Genesis (pre-1980), Gentle Giant, National Health, Kenso... Some new bands don't do too bad either. Moon Safari, Jaga Jazzist, Änglagård, Wobbler, they really get the spirit of the old recordings and make new classics.
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: digdeeper on January 16, 2021, 12:12:53 PM
Cool YouTube channel, digdeeper! 3500+ subscribers, too. I just subscribed.

I always have a problem with the "what do you listen to" question. Seems like it would be easier to come up with a list of what I *don't* like. But I guess some of the top ones for me would be vintage R&B/funk, house, various other flavors of EDM, rare groove, downtempo, trip/hip-hop.

I'm thankful no-one has yet said "Pretty much everything" which is the most annoying answer ever and usually rather indicative of a clueless consumer of which there will likely be few to none on this forum anyway.

3500 is really small on the grander scale of things, but Easy is obviously very niche, and secondly I have not resorted to any cheap tactics to increase traffic. 2021 BEST RELAXING SOUNDS
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: beccabear67 on January 16, 2021, 06:23:25 PM
Thanks for the input. There was a great blog for '60s-'70s albums from Brasil, it was a real education on labels and artists and I found some great favorites through it like Jorge Ben, Nara Leao and the Tamba Trio having only known Gilberto Gil, Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Jobim and Sergio Mendes much before.

Some new bands don't do too bad either. Moon Safari, Jaga Jazzist, Änglagård, Wobbler, they really get the spirit of the old recordings and make new classics.

I'm definitely going to look into some of these new names who are relatable to us oldstylers. I got to sample some new stuff when I picked up Prog Magazine for awhile with their CD sampler with each issue, plus they would include folkier people like John Renbourne and Judy Dyble I was already into. As a Canadian I've been well aware of Rush, and I love Gentle Giant and most Yes and Genesis.
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: stackjackson on January 17, 2021, 02:43:44 AM
Thanks for the input. There was a great blog for '60s-'70s albums from Brasil, it was a real education on labels and artists and I found some great favorites through it like Jorge Ben, Nara Leao and the Tamba Trio having only known Gilberto Gil, Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Jobim and Sergio Mendes much before.

Are you referring to Balanco's sabadabada.com c. 2005 by chance?
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: BlackwatchPlaid on January 17, 2021, 07:59:31 AM
I'm glad to find some fellow prog fans on this forum! There is an unfortunate wealth of boring new prog bands that glommed onto one or another specific sound and forgot what the term meant. Those 4 I mentioned are probably the new guard, while there are various mentions throughout the last few decades as well, including...

The Flower Kings, Marillion, IQ, Magenta, Dream Theater, Ayreon, Fish, Frost, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, to name a few...

Not to say that this is my preference, far from it, a lot of styles of Jazz factor into my tastes, and has so far, been a quite rewarding contribution:

Jean-Luc Ponty, Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Casiopea, Dixie Dregs, David Sanborn, Steve Gray, Simon Park, Keith Mansfield, Herbie Hancock, Dave Koz, Herb Alpert, Alan Hawkshaw, T-Square, Spyro Gyra

The fusion of which with modern throwback culture resulted in one of my favorite bands of all time: Vulfpeck.



This is not to ignore electronic music's contribution to my stylings. A lot of time and effort went into investigating electronic music's origins and beginnings. What developed was a love for the Berlin School electronic music that became the foundation for pretty much every other techno genre you know of. Some seminal artists in this field include:

Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Larry Fast, many other modern but less interesting examples...

Documenting the many paths through music I have taken over the years would get boring and tedious, but it has been at least rewarding. Having a preference, I think is rather limiting yourself. Lord knows what I thought was important at 35 turned out to be very not important at all...

Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: beccabear67 on January 18, 2021, 04:29:31 AM
Are you referring to Balanco's sabadabada.com c. 2005 by chance?
That was one of them, it used to look like this:
https://web.archive.org/web/20060814014459/http://www.sabadabada.com/music.htm

There may've been another blog, but I did visit that one.
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: stackjackson on January 18, 2021, 02:28:53 PM
That was one of them, it used to look like this:
https://web.archive.org/web/20060814014459/http://www.sabadabada.com/music.htm

There may've been another blog, but I did visit that one.

Yes, that was Balanco's site. One and the same. I loved that site!
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: kimhill on January 18, 2021, 07:05:38 PM
"…a lot of styles of Jazz factor into my tastes"

I forgot to include vintage jazz fusion (-ish) artists, which have been very important for me, incl. for DJing purposes. Since I can export text from iTunes, it's easy to produce a sample list:

Billy Cobham, Lonnie Liston Smith, Grover Washington Jr., Harvey Mason, Jack McDuff, Jean-Luc Ponty, Ramsey Lewis, Seawind, Stanley Clarke, Crusaders, Mysterious Flying Orchestra, Tom Browne, Tower of Power, Weather Report, Bob James, Chuck Mangione, Miles Davis, Dave Grusin, Deodato, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Jeff Lorber, Pat Metheny, Rodney Franklin, Roy Ayers, Ronnie Laws, Alphonse Mouzon, among others…
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: longjohnsilver on January 29, 2021, 08:42:18 AM
hey Blackpaidwatch which Prog Bands do you like the most?
;D The classics never disappoint. Yes, ELP, King Crimson, PFM, Genesis (pre-1980), Gentle Giant, National Health, Kenso... Some new bands don't do too bad either. Moon Safari, Jaga Jazzist, Änglagård, Wobbler, they really get the spirit of the old recordings and make new classics.
Those groups are classics but some obscure ones like Blast Furnace, Apoteosi, Ballettirosadimacchia and Blakulla are very underrated groups and deserve more attention.
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: Kredd on January 30, 2021, 04:19:25 PM
An interesting thread!

Just about everything I listen to has a 'feeling' or link to my childhood in the 60's/70's. Hence I'm big into prog rock..
but also love the incidental and theme tunes from TV from that era - which is how I ended up here!

I found a lot of these references in the music of Stereolab, The High Llamas and Broadcast.
Also this beautiful album..

https://oceantango.bandcamp.com/album/the-ocean-tango


Those of us who grew up in England in the 70's may remember the  terrifying public information films and scary (kids) TV like "Children of the Stones" - Much of this is captured by the Hauntology genre, and I highly recommend checking out the Ghost Box record label - Artists such as The Advisory Circle and Belbury Poly produce marvelous 'electronic folk' that invokes a misremembered past.

Also recommended is The Moon Wiring Club  - strange Edwardian electronic music!

https://ghostbox.co.uk/

https://www.moonwiringclub.com/

Stay safe folks!
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: digdeeper on February 01, 2021, 01:08:48 AM
terrifying public information films

How to build a nuclear bunker, that sort of thing?
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: Retronic on February 01, 2021, 10:25:15 AM
This is what we were watching in the 70's
youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=m0xmSV6aq0g&list=PL200F4E90FCBFC8A9&index=2&t=0s

And this is why I never visit farms as an adult

www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=m0xmSV6aq0g&list=PL200F4E90FCBFC8A9&index=2&t=0s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=m0xmSV6aq0g&list=PL200F4E90FCBFC8A9&index=2&t=0s)
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: digdeeper on February 01, 2021, 10:01:06 PM
This is what we were watching in the 70's
youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=m0xmSV6aq0g&list=PL200F4E90FCBFC8A9&index=2&t=0s

And this is why I never visit farms as an adult

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=m0xmSV6aq0g&list=PL200F4E90FCBFC8A9&index=2&t=0s)

Donald Pleasence!! Hahaha, how fitting! Btw, love this actor. Also did a great job in Wake in Fright (1971) - also incidentally one hell of a thriller and great soundtrack by John Scott.

Anyway, this "inoculating children against the dangers of life by traumatising them" approach is familiar, it reminds me of a creepy German booklet issued by BP in the 1950s
http://www.puppenhausmuseum.de/teddypolizei.html

Or consider this German "classic" from 1861
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struwwelpeter
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: Kredd on February 02, 2021, 02:19:50 AM
That German road safety book is brilliant!
Title: Re: 'non-library' preferences?
Post by: Knackelflerg on April 04, 2021, 11:04:18 PM
All sorts!

Current collecting/listening obsessions are Funana, Cumbia, steel band funk, Turkish psychedelic rock, Italo Disco, Maghreb region music (synth rai)... but the list goes on and new tangents crop up almost weekly.

It’s why I’ll never be an expert on anything  ;D