Please to list teh top 10 definitively good library jernts

DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
edited July 2015 in Strut Central
I mean, errybody know about Big Beat and schittz, but I got like, a kid and zero time and even if i did ain't nobody got time to be listening to eleventybillion liberry rackords.

PLEASE TO KNOWLEDGE ME SOULTRUST.

I like that spyish KPM jernt.
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  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    I shall opine on this later, after having caned many, many pints of lager, with a contrarian and thoroughly idiosyncratic list from far outside of the mainstream.
    But first: lager frenzy.

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    skel said:
    I shall opine on this later, after having caned many, many pints of lager, with a contrarian and thoroughly idiosyncratic list from far outside of the mainstream.
    But first: lager frenzy.

    This is really the best way to approach any situation, I find.

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,733 Posts
    Off the dome:















    Let me know if you need the dropbox hookup on any of these

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    Won't be no KPM, no Feelings, might be a Bruton as I just walked down Bruton Street and duly paid silent homage to former glories. The street has largely gone the same way as the unions that gave rise to the library studios. Faceless, anonymous, irrelevant.

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,733 Posts
    Library records are better when you take the best track and put it on a compilation

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,733 Posts
    Listen to these mixes:








  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    RAJ said:
    Library records are better when you take the best track and put it on a compilation

    Indeed. Makes them hard to justify holding on to generally because we are way to old and deep in this follishness to hold on to one-trackers.

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    RAJ said:
    Off the dome:















    Let me know if you need the dropbox hookup on any of these

    I remember being underwhelmed by Psycheground, but I only heard it the one time at someone's spot. The others I have not heard, though, so ESSENTIAL HEADZ KNOW THE TRANSACTION?

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,868 Posts
    i second the stringtronics...

  • BeatsoupBeatsoup 510 Posts
    +1 Stringtronics, Love that one


    Conroy Library - Stefano Torossi - Feelings
    Reminds me of Isaac Hayes with an Italian touch

    I've heard great things from Brian Bennett on compilations is there one record that stands out from him? KPM dude


  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    Oh schnapps. Forgot about Feelings. That's damn good.

  • parallaxparallax no-style-having mf'er 1,266 Posts
    A few off the top of my head, some of which are well known, and some of which are off the beaten path...














  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    Oi!

    I said: no Feelings


  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    skel said:
    Oi!

    I said: no Feelings


    YOU WILL HAVE FEELINGS AND YOU WILL LIKE IT



    :feelin_it:

  • billbradleybillbradley You want BBQ sauce? Get the fuck out of my house. 2,778 Posts



  • DustedDonDustedDon 830 Posts
    I've never once found a decent library joint in the field....

    #SOMANYFEELS

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    Ok, private mind garden:

    Vibrations Vol 2 (telemusic) Bernard Lubat
    Rhythm and Melody (Chappell) Tony Rallo
    April Orchestra Vol 3 - April
    International Panoramic --CAM Tomsssini
    Ovation - Freesound - b
    Briche et Lenoued
    Ad-Version Thetapy Vol 2 - Programme, 1978
    Violin Vertigo - Armando Sciascia, Phase 6
    Timing No. 1- Jacky Giordano
    De L' Ambiance Avec/ Vincent Casino - Marignan
    En Couleurrs - Alan Blackwell vol 17
    Television Today - Grey/Lamont, Bruton

  • sticky_dojahsticky_dojah New York City. 2,131 Posts
    Never understood why the Lauth quartett demands such a price. Decent? Yes, but not up there with other libraries which are way cheaper....

  • parallaxparallax no-style-having mf'er 1,266 Posts
    sticky_dojah said:
    Never understood why the Lauth quartett demands such a price. Decent? Yes, but not up there with other libraries which are way cheaper....

    I agree, but I think it's a "different strokes for different strokes" thing.

    For example, the Tele-Music series with Georges Teperino on them (I think there are 4 of them) are all experimental electronic/synth free-sound noodling that sounds exactly like a hellish nightmare to me, yet they command good cash and are in demand.

    There are 2 nice cuts on Lauth Quartet. I saw a sealed one go for about $400, which is much more than I'd pay, but also understandable.

  • HorseleechHorseleech 3,830 Posts
    DB_Cooper said:
    RAJ said:
    Library records are better when you take the best track and put it on a compilation

    Indeed. Makes them hard to justify holding on to generally because we are way to old and deep in this follishness to hold on to one-trackers.

    A few that are pretty much good all the way through:














  • the_dLthe_dL 1,531 Posts
    mindbender is a definite, black pearl and hard hitter (dewolfe) are great.

  • sticky_dojahsticky_dojah New York City. 2,131 Posts
    parallax said:
    sticky_dojah said:
    Never understood why the Lauth quartett demands such a price. Decent? Yes, but not up there with other libraries which are way cheaper....

    I agree, but I think it's a "different strokes for different strokes" thing.

    For example, the Tele-Music series with Georges Teperino on them (I think there are 4 of them) are all experimental electronic/synth free-sound noodling that sounds exactly like a hellish nightmare to me, yet they command good cash and are in demand.

    There are 2 nice cuts on Lauth Quartet. I saw a sealed one go for about $400, which is much more than I'd pay, but also understandable.

    I hear you. And yes, there are a few tracks on there which are great. Glad I found mine a decade ago for a few euros...

  • parallaxparallax no-style-having mf'er 1,266 Posts
    sticky_dojah said:
    parallax said:
    sticky_dojah said:
    Never understood why the Lauth quartett demands such a price. Decent? Yes, but not up there with other libraries which are way cheaper....

    I agree, but I think it's a "different strokes for different strokes" thing.

    For example, the Tele-Music series with Georges Teperino on them (I think there are 4 of them) are all experimental electronic/synth free-sound noodling that sounds exactly like a hellish nightmare to me, yet they command good cash and are in demand.

    There are 2 nice cuts on Lauth Quartet. I saw a sealed one go for about $400, which is much more than I'd pay, but also understandable.

    I hear you. And yes, there are a few tracks on there which are great. Glad I found mine a decade ago for a few euros...

    Nice! I'm after that LP, but yeah people want way too much for it.

    Oh wells!

  • leonleon 883 Posts
    Italian ones are coveted. Umiliani! Il corpo and 'em. Black and white angels is very enjoyable.

    Jacky Giordano is another fave. Pop in devil's train.

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    But for the avoidance of doubt, there are tons of more recent cd generation libraries that are way more on point, and here's a selection, even forgetting the Deep Funk/Sound Stylistics of this world.

    Dirty Jazz - Chappell, 2006
    Hip Jazz Hustle - Match, 2005
    Retro Acid Jazz - James Taylor Qt - Bruton, 1995
    The Hustle -James Taylor Qt - Bruton, 2004
    Phuture Sound of Jazz - Match
    Jazz Funk Decades - Cavendish, 2007
    Smooth Jazz Funk - Paul Hardcastle, Carlin
    Funk Anthology - Chappell, 2000
    Funk Connection - TeleMusic 2004

    ...and there's many more.

    Yes, not authentic library of the old stripe but then any notion of authenticity in library is a tad disingenuous, no?

  • sticky_dojahsticky_dojah New York City. 2,131 Posts
    skel said:
    But for the avoidance of doubt, there are tons of more recent cd generation libraries that are way more on point, and here's a selection, even forgetting the Deep Funk/Sound Stylistics of this world.

    Dirty Jazz - Chappell, 2006
    Hip Jazz Hustle - Match, 2005
    Retro Acid Jazz - James Taylor Qt - Bruton, 1995
    The Hustle -James Taylor Qt - Bruton, 2004
    Phuture Sound of Jazz - Match
    Jazz Funk Decades - Cavendish, 2007
    Smooth Jazz Funk - Paul Hardcastle, Carlin
    Funk Anthology - Chappell, 2000
    Funk Connection - TeleMusic 2004

    ...and there's many more.

    Yes, not authentic library of the old stripe but then any notion of authenticity in library is a tad disingenuous, no?


    #neolibrary

  • skel said:
    But for the avoidance of doubt, there are tons of more recent cd generation libraries that are way more on point, and here's a selection, even forgetting the Deep Funk/Sound Stylistics of this world.

    Dirty Jazz - Chappell, 2006
    Hip Jazz Hustle - Match, 2005
    Retro Acid Jazz - James Taylor Qt - Bruton, 1995
    The Hustle -James Taylor Qt - Bruton, 2004
    Phuture Sound of Jazz - Match
    Jazz Funk Decades - Cavendish, 2007
    Smooth Jazz Funk - Paul Hardcastle, Carlin
    Funk Anthology - Chappell, 2000
    Funk Connection - TeleMusic 2004

    ...and there's many more.

    Yes, not authentic library of the old stripe but then any notion of authenticity in library is a tad disingenuous, no?

    My job involves copious use of production library music. I should write up a proper comprehensive guide to interesting sub-labels and releases I've come across next time I've got some time at work, but everything always tends to be so rushed you just click samples nearly at random till you find something that'll work. Here's some stuff that jumps to mind though:

    The modern funk band Speedometer (Soul Fire, Freestyle etc.) did a Chappell album called Ghetto Funk that is on par with any of their other stuff. I remember putting one of the tracks in a show and being like "damn, this sounds way better than most squeaky clean library attempts at soul/funk", then googling the composer name and going "oh right, them".

    Also a lot of long-running libraries have remix series of their back catalogues that turn up some interesting stuff: Chappell has a NUGGETS series that has a lot of their old electronics stuff remixed by Herbaliser, Coldcut, and so on, and KPM has at least a couple of 1000-series remix albums, etc.

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    klezmer electro-thug beats said:

    My job involves copious use of production library music. I should write up a proper comprehensive guide to interesting sub-labels and releases I've come across next time I've got some time at work, but everything always tends to be so rushed you just click samples nearly at random till you find something that'll work. Here's some stuff that jumps to mind though:

    The modern funk band Speedometer (Soul Fire, Freestyle etc.) did a Chappell album called Ghetto Funk that is on par with any of their other stuff. I remember putting one of the tracks in a show and being like "damn, this sounds way better than most squeaky clean library attempts at soul/funk", then googling the composer name and going "oh right, them".

    Also a lot of long-running libraries have remix series of their back catalogues that turn up some interesting stuff: Chappell has a NUGGETS series that has a lot of their old electronics stuff remixed by Herbaliser, Coldcut, and so on, and KPM has at least a couple of 1000-series remix albums, etc.

    Yes the KPM remixes (eg OffBeats, Reworked/Revisited are good but others are often better - the Match 209 cd 'Soul Jazz Remix' is excellent.

    For anyone intrigued by and not actively seeking neolibs out, apart from Ghetto Funk and Deep Funk, THE strongest set is 'Old School Classics' (Atmosphere ATMOS CD 158).

    Guaranteed no one will be disappointed when they pop that disc in the player.
    Not sure if eBay have nixed the lib cd sales though.

  • parallaxparallax no-style-having mf'er 1,266 Posts
    Willing to provide a rip of said CD, Skel?

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    Think I did a few cuts from that on an old Record Day thread, ended up sending files out to strutterrs across the globe. Will do again once I have Internet installed next month.
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