Out Now: Unusual Sounds – The Library Music Compilation

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Various Artists: Unusual Sounds, out today on Anthology Recordings, is a 20 track compilation that encapsulates the niche and fascinating subculture of library music. Genres were spliced, conventions dispensed with, and oftentimes hybrid music of astonishing complexity was produced. Elements of rock, jazz, soul, even twentieth-century avant-garde composition were all utilized, and no stone was left unturned. As a result, some of the best library music defies all categorization, reflecting the individualistic quirks and artistry of the various musicians who made it.

The perfect companion to the book Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music, also curated by David Hollander. A producer, music supervisor, writer and collector living in Texas, David Hollander is a lifelong record collector with his library music collection considered by many to be one of the finest of its kind in the world. 2LP includes download code and sleeve notes by David Hollander.


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Watch the documentary to get a deeper glimpse into the world of Library Music