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FictionOfColours

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Your all time favorite library records?
« on: February 02, 2019, 10:49:47 AM »
Yes I know this is probably a tough one, but I'm curious as to what you consider, after all this hunting and building such impressive collections, to be the best of the best. I can't say i've heard a huge amount in comparison to some of the rest of you, but i've heard quite a bit in my time, and I've managed to form a rough top 14 below [no particular order]:

Serge Bulot / Les légendes de Brocéliande (1981)
   
Joel Vandroogenbroeck / Open Air Impressions (1980)
   
Pierre Dutour / Aquarius (1982)
   
Paul Williams / Aquarius (1987)
   
Various Artists / Fusion (Omnimusic, 1986)
   
Gérard Gésina / Planant (1982)
   
Geoff Bastow / Tomorrow's World (1982)
   
Eric Vann / Water World (1982)
   
Cecil Leuter / Altitude 3000 (1985)
   
Joel Vandroogenbroeck / Meditations Vol.1 (1980)

Alan Shearer / Dark is the Colour (1985)

Alan Shearer / Mines de Son (1986)

Milan Pilar & Marc Monsen / Above and About - Scenic Moods and Meditations (1989)

Sven Torstenson / Sky Odyssey (1987)


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Re: Your all time favorite library records?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 01:15:18 PM »
Thanks for such a juicy inquiry! And thanks for your list! There's a couple I should check and a couple I should definitely get back to!

I couldn't give this too much time, so I picked a a bunch of heavy rotating titles I've never got bored of. Then I quickly picked top 10 of them.
Below them are the rest, many of them could be in my top en as well. And being quick I probably forgot as many candidates.

Marco Melchiori / A. Riccardo Luciani - Aspetti Della Natura
Various - Hypothese (MP 2000)
The Machines - Electronic Music
Nino Nardini - Jungle Obssession
Arsen Gedik - Dreamland
Bernard Fevre - Cosmos 2043
Fabio Fabor - Aquarium
Giancarlo Barigozzi & Fabio Fabor - Synthetronics
Eric Vann - Water World
Piero Umiliani ‎- Temi Descrittivi Per Piccolo Complesso

Paride Miglioli - Moog's Imaginations
Fabio Fabor - Melos E Psiche
Anthony Mawer - Keyboard Harmony
Anthony Mawer - Summer Style / More Summer Style
A. Riccardo Luciani - Eau Mer Profondeur
Marcello Giombini - Mondial Folk Synthesizer III
Orchestra Bruno Fogliani - Musica Per Sognare
Ricky Starbuster - Arcal Music Library
P. Willsher & K. Chesher - Electroshake
Catamo - Aria Di Paese
Harley Toberman - Thoughts In Time
Nino Nardini - Nature - Nocturne
Roger Roger / Nino Nardini - Animals' Christmas
Roger Roger - Melodies With A Beat
Dany Marchetti - Vol 2
F.Bonfanti, G.Barigozzi - Vele Sul Mare
John Scott - Lifes Ritual
Daniel Humair & Jean-Charles Capon ‎- Apocalypse
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Re: Your all time favorite library records?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 07:02:01 PM »
Question of a lifetime!! ;D

But actually, this is a fantastic idea for a thread, thanks for starting it! Both lists posted have more than a few titles I've never heard before. Really, what better way to discover new library music than conversing with other fans? Just give me ten thousand years or so, and I'll decide what my favorites are...  ::)

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Re: Your all time favorite library records?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 07:39:27 PM »
Interesting choices Roope! A handful I've also heard in there, like Water World. I'll have to look into some of those unfamiliar ones as well.

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Re: Your all time favorite library records?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019, 10:12:46 PM »
My favourite :
A :
Alessandro Alessandroni Orchestra - 1973 -  A Trip Around The World ( LPS 613)
Alessandro Alessandroni ‎– 1974 -  Spontaneous (RCA SP 10055)
Amedeo Tommasi ‎– 1970 - Zodiac (Canopo ‎– CNP 0056 )
Angelo Baroncini, Bruno Battisti D'Amario, Franco Tamponi ‎– 1968  Musica Di Movimento N°1 (Cooper Records ‎– CP. 226 )
Astral Sounds ‎– 1982 - Teletext (Rouge Music Ltd. ‎– RMS/LP 136)
Alessandro Blonksteiner ‎– 1976 - Rhythm And Moog - N. 1 ( CAM ‎– CML 113 )
Arawak ‎– 1970 - Accadde A.......(Squirrel Records ‎– SQLP 20014 )
A. Santisteban ‎–  1975 Spanish Moog (CAM ‎– CML 089)
Alex Serra - 1973 - Continenente Mediterraneo (Iller srl ‎– IL 8)
 A. Alessandroni & R. De Filippi - 1974   ‎– Vacanze (SR Records  ‎– SR-ST 142 )
and B : ...............................

joelfan71

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Re: Your all time favorite library records?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 10:23:56 PM »
Simon Park - The King and the Clown - RMSLP 104

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Re: Your all time favorite library records?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2019, 06:36:47 PM »
Not a definitive list as I'm just writing these as they come off the top of my head.

Another piece of evidence that there is no correlation between number of issues, views etc. and quality:

The Revelations – Help! (1971)
https://www.discogs.com/The-Revelations-The-Revelations/master/719065
That wonderful mix of softness and funkiness so often heard at the dawn of the 1970s, with a very deep atmosphere, and immaculate performance.

LP / CD reissue here:
http://www.ishtar.it/wp/the-revelations-the-revelations/

Also note two remixes as 7":
http://www.ishtar.it/wp/the-revelations-soul-111-lively-gerardo-frisina-reworks/

Budapest Radio Orchestra, Polish Radio Orchestra ‎– Colours In Rhythm Volume 8 (1978)
https://www.discogs.com/Budapest-Radio-Orchestra-Polish-Radio-Orchestra-Colours-In-Rhythm-Volume-8/release/1306926
Sounds from behind the Iron Curtain, hence it sounds a little fallen out of time with its deeply moody, psychedelic qualities.

Narassa - Viaggio Pop N. 1 (1973)
https://www.discogs.com/Narassa-Viaggio-Pop-N-1/release/5859765
I'm a little more into the Easy realm, but this is very solid nonetheless and has that "funky coolness factor", so a lot of folks must be lusting for this one.

Das Orchester Heinz Kissling [sic] - Young Sound (1969)
https://www.discogs.com/Das-Orchester-Heinz-Kissling-Young-Sound/master/1352938

Sandro Brugnolini & Stefano Torossi - Feelings (1974)
https://www.discogs.com/Jay-Richford-Gary-Stevan-Feelings/release/3768386
See https://www.discogs.com/J-Richford-And-G-Stevan-Feelings/release/2408483 for artist info

The Rainbow-Orchestra - Wonderland of Sound (1974)
https://www.discogs.com/The-Rainbow-Orchestra-Wonderland-Of-Sound/release/2283003
The curious hyphenated name in all likelihood stems from the fact that it we use a hyphen in Germany for compound words.
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Re: Your all time favorite library records?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2019, 06:48:05 PM »
My 'all-time best of' list sort of shifts depending on mood, temperature and moon phase, but it definitely contains Janko Nilovic's "Rythmes contemporains" at any given time.

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Re: Your all time favorite library records?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 09:50:34 AM »
My top 10

Feelings - Torossi
Trip around the World - Alessandroni
Today's Sound - Umiliani
Big Beat - Ingman
Afro Rock - Cameron
Big Beat vol 1 - Hawkshaw
Big Beat vol 2 - Moorhouse
Afro Rock - Vecchio
Spontaneous - Alessandroni
Overground - Brugnolini

But It's impossible to made a real Choice