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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Barry 7's Connectors: 21 Rare Library Tracks

This was a great find I recently came across at the local used music shop. This disc features a compilation of library music from the libraries of of Chappel, Southern & PIL. The compiler of these tracks is none other than Barry 7, formerly of the analog synth force of nature Add N to (X) and currently of the supergroup Lung, Rotter & Seven which features Barry alongside Lung and Chris Rotter of Tokyo Windbag. [Lung, Rotter & Seven exclusively make tracks utilizing the Korg DS-10 application on three seperate Nintendo Ds systems...interesting stuff to be heard following that link]

The sounds on this disc are as eclectic as a library music compilation should be. Some tracks have a lounge vibe, some are fascinating soundscapes of electronic experimentation, and some are simply enjoyable and melodic compositions by too often overlooked artists. This compilation is a lot of fun and I hope you fellow Digital Meltd0wners will enjoy it.

Also, while I'm sure most of you are already aware of it, if you dig library music I cannot suggest a better blog than The Library Hunt.

Enough of my blabber and linking. Enjoy this compilation!

01 Jiri Bezant & Jiri Malasek - Erotica 2
02 Nino Nardini - Catch That Man
03 Stringtronics - Dawn Mists
04 Georges Teperino - Weird Sounds No. 1
05 Paul Guiot & Paul Piot - Amour, Vacances Et Baroque
06 Paul Bonneau - Preambule No. 36
07 Sven Libaek - Solar Flares
08 Anthony King - Forgotten World
09 Sven Libaek - Quasars
10 Doris Hays - Scared Trip
11 Eric Peters - Electronic Rhythm
12 Paul Bonneau - Univers Sideral
13Roger Roger - Coconut Coast
14 Cecil Leuter - Electro Sounds No. 8
15 Roger Roger - Roger Rhythm No. 1
16 The Johanna Group - Hors Phase
17 Anthony King - Maladjusted Moogie
18 John Matthews - Electro - Exotic 1
19 Paul Bonneau - Preambule No. 37
20 Torrie Zito - Mobile
21 Gary Bellington - Merry Go Sound


Zer0_II said...

I have this compilation, and just wanted to second the recommendation. If you're a fan of library music then this is a must. I would also recommend the compilations "Nuggets: Luke Vibert's Selection" and "Luke Vibert's Further Nuggets" which are similar to this.

If you're unfamiliar with Library Music then download this and prepare yourself for what might become an addiction.

J-Unit 1 said...

Am I wrong in thinking that the Luke Vibert's Nuggets and Further Nuggets are somehow related to the Barry 7's Connectors? It seemed like they were looking for niche electronic artists to introduce some of the great library music to a wider audience.

There is also Barry 7's Connectors Volume 2 which is also very good.

Zer0_II said...

J-Unit: Whether they are purposely related I do not know, but I do know that the two seem to share the same taste in early electronic library music. Library Music has seen a small surge in popularity recently, and I'm sure these compilations helped introduce a lot of virgin ears to it. I didn't know that there was a Vol. 2 of Barry 7's Connectors. I'll have to be sure to track it down. Thanks for the heads up.

litlgrey said...

This download link's gone funny. It links only to a 0 mb Zip file.

Zer0_II said...

@litlgrey: It's great to see you here. Welcome to Digital Meltd0wn. Thanks for the info. I'll try to get this re-uploaded before the day comes to an end. Take care.

Brød and Sirkus said...

It was around this time last week I was listening to something I once adored and felt as if it didn't strike the same chord. I thought about all the genre's I had once loved and now run from. Music can be tainted that way. I decided to make a long-lost expedition into realms of preposterous archives I had seen but not heard. In this search I came across your marvelous blog and now the new genre that sagaciously seeps through my ear slits: library music. This rare library tracks comp is funny to a total newb because it reflects every other comp us 'collector's' get psyched about (no pun intended). As Zer0 forewarned, hello new addition to my addictions and thanks ultimately!