From the people who brought you The Sorcerers’ In Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God, here’s another batch of vintage-sounding soul and funk instrumentals straight from the imaginary soundtracks to the best blaxploitation flicks that were never made. Sign me up for the sequel.
THE PRESS RELEASE: “The funky, atmospheric, evocative and sometimes downright weird output of companies such as DeWolfe, Cavendish, Burton and the ubiquitous KPM have always been a guiding inspiration for ATA Records, as evidenced in the spooky soundtrack works of The Sorcerers, the big band brass of The Yorkshire Film & Television Orchestra and even in the soul-jazz of The Lewis Express (Theme From The Watcher). Everything released on ATA is written and guided by the label heads Neil Innes and Pete Williams, who frequently dip their toes in the Library pond while working on other projects. These occasional one-off tracks have accumulated over the past few years and have now found a home on the first volume of an ongoing series: The Library Archive. Recorded using the same techniques and equipment used to create the now legendary catalogues of music sold to the film and television industry of the ’60s & ’70s, The Library Archive could easily sit alongside the plain minimalist covers of KPM or Telesound.”