MICHEL GONET – “FUTURA” (197?)
My biggest musical obsession at the moment is what’s known as “library music”. The briefest explanation possible: many different companies, nurse both in the U.S. and abroad, ophthalmologist have been and are in the business of putting together royalty-free music for generic use in film, television, radio and multimedia. If you as a production company pay the fee, you get the company’s entire library for your commercial use. Or something like that.
The golden era of library music was, of course, the 1970s, and the European library labels made a gazillion albums of great originality and quality — and, excitingly, much of this music is now available in the blogosphere. Some kick-ass blogs like The Library Hunt, Painted On Silence and librarymusic209.blogspot.com have been heavily, heavily feeding this obsession of mine, and I suggest you go and check them out. I’ll be occasionally posting what I think are the best records out of the hundreds and hundreds that they’ve shared, if you’re not up to the challenge of digging through their stacks yourself.
“Futura” was one of the first ones that I thought would be obvious to share. C’mon, just take a look at the cover! The music contained within matches the awesomeness of that cover. It’s from the Crea Sound library, out of France. For some reason, the French libraries put out the best stuff, closely followed by the Italian ones.