Nino Nardini - Funny Moogy (1983, FR, electronic) 
Friday, December 29, 2006, 06:50 PM - Music, - FR, English
I bought this as a bootleg cd.
The bootlegger tried to reduce the noise of the old lp.
By doing so, he damaged some synthesizer sounds.
That's a pity. The music is excellent.

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Roger Roger - Sounds Industrial (FR, electronic) 
Friday, December 22, 2006, 06:18 PM - Music, - FR, English
Finally a record from Roger Roger. The titles don't have names, just numbers.
Year of release is unknown.

On this stylish site you can read more about library music (in french).

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Georges Rodi - Electronic Sounds (FR, electronic) 
Thursday, December 14, 2006, 10:30 PM - Music, - FR, English
Is it Roger Roger? Is it Nino Nardini? No, it's super Georges Rodi!
The Moog Cookbook must have heard this before they started.
All synthesizer with some guitar on Morning Song.
Too good to only be called 'library music'.
Especially Sideral Clock gets an 8 on the White Noise Scale.

I don't know from which year it is, early 70's I suppose.
By the way: the Moog Cookbook has a new cd out, you can listen to it here. And, yes!, they too made a version of Psyche Rock.

Side one:
1 Remembering the Future [2:46]
2 Hell's Angels [3:00]
3 Electronic Sounds [2:53]
4 Western Time [2:44]
5 Peace and Love [2:57]
6 Sideral Clock [3:19]

Side two:
1 Sand Rose [2:59]
2 Indian Love Melody [3:01]
3 Metallic Blues [3:02]
4 Superpositions [2:53]
5 Morning Song [3:04]
6 Chain Link [3:00]

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Eric Swan - Jingle Encore (FR, electronic/library music) 
Monday, November 27, 2006, 10:05 PM - Music, - FR, English
Once you arrive at library music you are lost.
Library music is produced to be used in radio and television shows that cannot afford their own composer. It came out on lp's and was never available for the public. The lp's were bought by broadcast companies and stood in the library, waiting...
Until the libraries were cleaned up and all the lp's came on second hand markets.
Luke Vibert made a nice collection of this kind of music in his Nuggets-cd series. And Barry 7 with the Connectors series did too.
Well known library music makers are Roger Roger, Nino Nardini and Cecil Leuter(=Roger Roger).
Here I post an unknown lp from the French Mondiophone label. I could not discover when it was made, but I think early 70's, because Popcorn is used as a reference. These are all jingles, not background music. And all 24 have different versions with different lengths from 2 to 30 seconds.
Most interesting is side two where a synthesizer was used to produce the jingles.

The names of the tunes are a description of the kind of music. This made it easier to choose from. The titles are translated from French.

Side one:
01 - Amaible gavotte
02 - Lightly amusing
03 - Lightly amusing
04 - Light polka
05 - Mini moto perpetuo
06 - Little march, delicate and rustic
07 - Lullaby in 3/4 time
08 - Rural 3/4 (with birds) (without birds)
09 - Comical miscelaneous
10 - Nursery music with soft flutes
11 - Barrel organ waltz
12 - Barrel organ march

Side two:
13 - style Pop corn
14 - Lento grotesque
15 - style Pop corn with gimmicks
16 - Comical slow march
17 - style Pop corn
18 - Fast staccato 6/8 with a whimsical flavour
19 - Mechanical 3/4
20 - Nonchalant with jew's harp effect
21 - Mechanical 2/4 with gimmicks
22 - Medium tempo with gimmicks
23 - Gallopade with gimmicks
24 - Leisurely ramble

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Claude Denjean - Moog! (1971, FR/CA, popular electronic) 
Saturday, November 11, 2006, 06:18 PM - Music, - CA, - FR, English
Space versions of popular tunes, mostly moog, some guitar, bass and drums. In my search from which country Claude Denjean actually is coming, I stumbled on a page of Nationaal Pop Institute (NL, now 'Beeld en Geluid') where it states that he arranged three lp's with songs of Annie M.G. Schmidt sung by Conny Stuart. Very Dutch.
Here I found the answer where he is coming from.
Denjaen made two other moog records: Open Circuit and Moods. All on Phase 4.

Side one:
1 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
2 Nights In White Satin
3 Sugar, Sugar
4 Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
5 House Of The Rising Sun
6 Everybody's Talkin'

Side two:
1 Venus
2 Come Together
3 Bridge Over Troubled Water
4 Lay Lady Lay
5 United We Stand
6 Proud Mary

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Space - Carry on, Turn me on (1977, FR, electronic/disco) 
Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 11:50 PM - Music, - FR, English
Another commercial electronic record.
Space is mainly Didier Marouani and better known for their hit Magic Fly.
You can see the video of that song on with in the background the alpha version of Winamps Milkdrop visualization.
The cover is a still from this video.

Watch the drummer impersonating a rhythm box.
See the stand up synthesizer bully.

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Anarchic System - Pop Corn (1972, FR, electronic) 
Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 06:12 PM - Music, - FR, English
A vocal version of this well known tune by Gershon Kingsley.
Tomorrow more about Pop Corn and Kingsley.

I bought this single for two euro in a little restaurant in Amsterdam: Latei. This a place at de Zeedijk 143 which not only is a restaurant, but also a second hand shop. Everything you see, including the furniture, you can buy.

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