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December 10th - Stars n' Bars
« on: December 10, 2019, 06:10:49 AM »

To celebrate the 10th day of the calendar I post my favorite of the Arcal library. It's a fantastic electronic album by Ricky Starbuster, who still seems to compose and record some film music. This album contains intimate spontaneous jams, playful experiments and catchy hits. I couldn't close my mouth when I first heard this one. I wish it gets a proper reissue some day! It's a bit different to the rest of the Arcals, that are more like mixed bags of this and that (they are mostly great though, you'll hear later!). Sal Viola is the producer of I think all of the Arcal albums. Barry Bisson is the most active composer. The label has some similar private press midnight jam vibe as Harley Tobermann's Production EFX Library. Ricky Starbuster has been active in Discogs, and it appears that he has some interesting tapes recorded in the 80's. Also he's clearly angry at the label never giving him any money. The label does seem a bit shady. Maybe someone has some more information?

[Arcal] - AML 2814M - Ricky Starbuster - Arcal Music Library!jXQGUa5R!hzjsfC63ehaENrnVRaEnr05NspClT2nSYQa-hnbjKJU

As a bonus I post a wonderful AOR album on the label, that also has a strong private press vibe. Not sure if this is a library record at all, I suggest it's not. No idea if the label has any other non-libraries out there. Barry Bisson is the composer of most of the songs on this album, and sings, plays keyboard, acoustic guitar and saxophone.


[Arcal] - AG792 - Garden!rTQUmIJT!yC7EfVidtbz_13L118fRcEmp8p505ErN5p_eUTlnuuA


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Re: December 10th - Stars n' Bars
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 11:37:38 AM »
Great shares!


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Re: December 10th - Stars n' Bars
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2019, 12:15:45 AM »
How super! Thank you so much for this beauty, Roope. At first listening to the album I already love it.
Thanks for introducing me to a wonderful label. And Garden is such a pleasant record.


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Re: December 10th - Stars n' Bars
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2019, 12:48:49 AM »
Lovely. Thank you very much Roope. For the bonus too!

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Re: December 10th - Stars n' Bars
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2019, 10:03:21 PM »

Something that doesn't get mentioned too much here is that LMT offers free courses in the Production Library curriculum.

Any student here can glean vast amounts of knowledge here from any number of visiting professors offering their famous Flying Short Courses in such things as Library History, Theory of Labels, Composer Aliases, etc. All lessons free of charge.

Thank you for this afternoon's Arcal musical education, Professor Roope.

I'd also like to thank our Head Librarian (no pun intended), Mister, and his amazing body of work in theMLDB.

Reading his entries in re: Arcal Music Library, Arcal Productions, Arcal Mood Library, et al was very helpful for yours truly. Mister provides a genuine service that in my opinion, rivals anything typically found in Discogs (or anyplace else).

Sincere thanks to both of you  ;)

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Re: December 10th - Stars n' Bars
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2019, 08:25:31 PM »
Thanks a lot roope! Amazing!  :)
I got more swag than Gucci!


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Re: December 10th - Stars n' Bars
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2019, 09:20:53 PM »
Thank you very much Roope...that Starbuster album gets all my attention indeed...
The bonus is very interesting as well...