Friday, September 5, 2008
Sounds of the Library : A small look and listen into the soundscapes of the public domain.
We'll probably agree that most library records (which I'm sure most of you know) are a good 80% maybe 90%, crap. But considering the main use for these records, it's was for commercial and public domain use so it's a feasible excuse. Also it was a good way for aspiring film producers,directors, advertisers or whoever to use for movies,PSA,Commercials,etc.Then, making it cheap and with out having to hire some one like John Williams, Lalo Schifrin, or random studio band, etc. All these "lame" songs served a purpose and more than likely, were all used. A small set fee for all..nice!
But this type of music will forever remain under as the "One Tracker" genre. One thing I find fascinating about this music that you have the major players like Keith Mansfield, Alan Hawkshaw, Nick Ingman, Janko Nilovic and countless of other composers, making this really well composed pieces of music. Tracks ranging from anywhere from 30 seconds to over 5 minutes.
It can be as lounge/exotic as Martin Denny, as soulful as E,W & F and as raw as Food(the psych group).
Below are some tracks I posted on the "Strut" to glorify and give justice to this genre. Love or Hate, these are some of my favorite tracks below.I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Much Peace and Respect,
(Note...I forgot to edit out the first 25 seconds of the Andy Loore track. But, it starts over again:)
Santany-Trama Nella Metropoli
The Heaven Blues-Sweet Mornings
Piero Umiliani-Suoni Della Citta
Janko Nilovic-Shaking Pop.
Clive Hicks-On The Wild Side
David Lindup-Action Stations
Raymond Guiot-Basse Duetting
John Hawksworth-This Way Up
Bob Donovan-Luau Cookout
Andy Loore(a.k.a. Janko Nilovic)-Mixed Drums