The Mood Modern The story of two of the world's greatest recorded music libraries: KPM (1956-1977) and Bruton Music (1978-1980)By Oliver Lomax

    Vocalion Books
    • Book (1.1kg) 9781999679606£29.99
      Out of stock
    • Book (1kg) 9781999679613£24.99
      Out of stock

    Wicked new book about KPM and Bruton Music – two of the world’s greatest recorded music libraries! Introduction by the great KEITH MANSFIELD!

    This book rocks! 100% ESSENTIAL! 450+ pages!!! Includes wicked exclusive pix too!

    Book about killer library soundtrack and TV music at KPM - featuring legendary library composers - Keith Mansfield, Johnny Pearson, Syd Dale, Alan Hawkshaw, James Clarke, David Lindup, Brian Bennett and more!

    Features interviews, biogrpahies with many of the composers, recording engineers, musicians and staff of both libraries, The Mood Modern tells the remarkable inside story of how KPM and, subsequently, Bruton came to be dominant forces in library music, both in Britain and internationally.

    The Mood Modern is not only a major study of a fascinating sector of the music industry, but also essential reading for anyone with even a passing interest in soundtrack music.

    Another aspect of The Mood Modern is the chapter-length biographical portraits of five of the KPM 1000 Series’ principal composers: Syd Dale, Johnny Pearson, Keith Mansfield, James Clarke and David Lindup.

    This is the first time that any of them have been the subject of an in-depth portrait, and these chapters take in many associated areas: KPM library offshoots Aristocrat, Radio Program Music and the KPM International series; the litany of famous and not-so-famous TV and radio themes within the KPM library; Lansdowne Studios; British jazz and pop; classical music; commissioned film and TV scores; BBC Television and Radio; Independent Television (ITV); the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society; the Performing Right Society; Phonographic Performance Ltd. and so much more.

    A host of other composers also feature in The Mood Modern. These include KPM and Bruton stalwarts Laurie Johnson, Neil Richardson, Steve Gray, Dave Gold, Francis Monkman, Brian Bennett, Alan Hawkshaw, John Dankworth, John Scott, Duncan Lamont, John Fiddy and John Cameron as well as the KPM 1000 Series’ house bands, WASP and SHARKS.

    Putting everything into further perspective is a thorough examination of the KPM library, and a chapter that focuses on a leading music editor of the ’70s, who describes the processes and equipment that were used in transferring library music onto the soundtracks of films, documentaries and television programmes.

    It's the bomb innit!

    People also bought

    Britxotica Goes Wild!Various ArtistsTrunk Records
    Trunk Records presents the fifth release of their essential 'Britxotica!' series. This edition focuses on 16 super rare and suitable oddball latin style...
    • Marion Ryan – The High Life
    • Chico Arnez – Vamos–A–Baila
    • Ted Heath – Jonny One Note
    • Eve Boswell – Wimoweh
    • Neville Taylor – House Of Bamboo
    • Tony Scott – Baia
    • Frank Holder – Jump In The Line
    • Ido Martin – Mambo For Latin Lovers
    • Frank Chacksfield – Fanagalo
    • Charles Blackwell – Taboo
    • LP£16.99
      Out of stock
    Yvonne FairSay Yeah YeahSoul Jazz Records
    NEW SUPER LTD 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe. MASSIVE drum breaks...
    • Yvonne Fair – Say Yeah Yeah
    • Yvonne Fair – Straighten Up
    Field Works Vol. II (feat. Japan Blues)Various ArtistsVox Populi Records
    Killer mutant disco from Japan Blues, who channels Maurice Fulton vibes via Jah Wobble on the essential 'Chapter V' cut! Slow, weird, tropical and oddball,...
    • Japan Blues – Chapter V
    • Tim Karbon – Chapter VI
    • Hiroaki OBA – Chapter VII
    • Shizka – Chapter VIII
    Nu GuineaWorld EPTartelet Records
    2018 repress of Nu Guinea’s outstanding ‘World’ EP. Exotic cosmic experiments with warm analogue textures, percussion and afro-disco funk flair!...
    • Nu Guinea – Bougainvilles Live
    • Nu Guinea – Nu World (Vocal edit)
    • Nu Guinea – Nu World (Flute mix)
    • Nu Guinea – Exoitca Dance Club
    • 12" EP£8.99
      Out of stock
    James Holden & Maalem Houssam GuiniaThree Live TakesBorder Community
    Modular synthesizer meets Morocco’s Gnawa tradition as UK synth guru James Holden teams up with the Maalem Houssam Guinia, son of the late Gnawa legend...
    • James Holden & Maalem Houssam Guinia – Pass Through The Fire / Bouri Bouri Manandabo
    • James Holden & Maalem Houssam Guinia – Youmala
    • James Holden & Maalem Houssam Guinia – Baba Hamouda
    • 12"£9.99
      Out of stock
    Phil RanelinVibes From The TribeTribe / Pure Pleasure
    Phil Ranelin was a session trombonist recording with the likes of Steve Wonder before setting up the legendary deep jazz label, Tribe, with Wendell Harrison...
    • Phil Ranelin – Vibes From The Tribe (Prelude)
    • Phil Ranelin – Sounds From The Village
    • Phil Ranelin – Wife
    • Phil Ranelin – For The Children
    • Phil Ranelin – Vibes From The Tribe (Encore)
    • Phil Ranelin – He The One We All Knew (Parts 1 & 2)
    PokusWizard / Mind GrinderIll Considered Music
    **One per customer!** Key members of Ill Considered step aside for a moment with a new project, Pokus (with Dave De Rose of Agile Experiment) and drop...
    • Pokus – Wizard
    • Pokus – Mind Grinder
    John GordonStep By StepPure Pleasure / Strata-East
    Reissue of 'Step By Step' by trombonist John Gordon - a deep jazz classic on the legendary Strata-East label! Features the likes of Charles Tolliver on...
    • John Gordon – Step By Step
    • LP£26.99
      Out of stock
    Ill ConsideredIll Considered 3Ill Considered Music
    Repress of Ill Considered's much sought after third album. The London based jazz troupe, featuring saxophone colossus Idris Rahman, have built up a big...
      • LP£13.99
        Out of stock
      Ill ConsideredLive At The Crypt Parts 1&2Ill Considered Music
      Limited vinyl reissue of both sold out and now sought-after volumes of the jazz troupe's energetic live performance at The Crypt! Double vinyl format housed...
      • Ill Considered – Opener
      • Ill Considered – Long Way Home
      • 2×LP£23.99
        Out of stock
      Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of SudanVarious ArtistsOstinato Records
      Superb follow up to the essential 'Sweet As Broken Dates' and 'Synthesize the Soul', this gem, 'Two Niles to Sing a Melody' revives the enchanting harmonies,...
      • Emad Youssef – Al Bareedo Ana (The One I Love)
      • Abdel El Aziz Al Mubarak – Ma Kunta Aarif Yarait (I Wish I Had Known)
      • Kamal Tarbas – Min Ozzalna Seebak Seeb (Forget Those That Divide Us)
      • Madjzoub Ounsa – Arraid Arraid Ya Ahal (Love, Love Family)
      • Khojali Osman – Malo Law Safeetna Inta (What If You Resolve What’s Between Us?)
      • Zaidan Ibrahim – Ma Hammak Azabna (You Don’t Care About My Suffering) (Live)
      • Saied Khalifa – Igd Allooli (The Pearl Necklace)
      • Taj Makki – Ma Aarfeen Nagool Shino! (We Don’t Know What to Say!)
      • Hanan Bulu Bulu – Alamy Wa Shagiya (My Pain And Suffering) (Live)
      • Abdelmoniem Ekhaldi – Droob A Shoag (Paths To Love)
      • Samira Dunia – Galbi La Tahwa Tani (My Heart, Don’t Fall in Love Again)
      • محمد وردي – Al Sourah (The Photo)
      • Abdullah Abdelkader – Al Zaman Zamanak (It’s Your Time)
      • Mustafa Modawi & Ibrahim El Hassan – Al Wilaid Al Daif (The Youth Who Came as a Guest)
      • Ibrahim El Kashif – Elhabeeb Wain? (Where is My Sweetheart?)
      • محمد وردي – Al Mursal (The Messenger)
      • 1. Emad Youssef – Al Bareedo Ana (The One I Love)
      • 2. Abdel El Aziz Al Mubarak – Ma Kunta Aarif Yarait (I Wish I Had Known)
      • 3. Kamal Tarbas – Min Ozzalna Seebak Seeb (Forget Those That Divide Us)
      • View full info and tracklisting
      • 3×LP£27.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      • 2×CD + Book£18.99
        Out of stock
      Dur Dur Of SomaliaVolume 1 & Volume 2Analog Africa
      Reissue of the band’s first two albums - the first installment in a three-part series dedicated to Dur-Dur Band - represents the first fruit of Analog...
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Ohiyee
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Yabaal
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Heelo
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Hiyeeley
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Aw Baahilowlow
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Doon Baa Maraysoo
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Intro Vol 2
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Jaceyl Mirahiis
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Dab - Abdulahi Sharif Hasan
      • 3×LP£28.99
        Out of stock
      • 2×CD£18.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Salsoul Sounds FamiliarVarious ArtistsSalsoul Records
      Respectful new edits and remixes of classic Salsoul disco jams from the likes of GE-OLOGY, Specter, DJ Spinna, Kai Alce and more!
      • The Salsoul Orchestra – Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh I Love It) (DJ Spinna Refreak)
      • The Strangers – Stimulation (Twice & Volcov Edit)
      • GE-OLOGY – Re-Fingered With Love
      • Joe Bataan – Latin Lover (Specter Edit)
      • Civil Attack – On The Phone (Mark Grusane Edit)
      • Jaime Lynn – You Ain't Got No Money (Twice & Volcov Edit)
      • The Salsoul Orchestra – Salsoul Rainbow (Kai Alce NDATL Edit)
      • 1. The Salsoul Orchestra – Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh I Love It) (DJ Spinna Refreak)
      • 2. The Strangers – Stimulation (Twice & Volcov Edit)
      • 3. GE-OLOGY – Re-Fingered With Love
      • View full info and tracklisting
      Jolly MareLogica NaturaOrbeatize
      Wow - this is nuts! Thoroughly off the scale Italian library music style experiments. All tunes based around bumping live rhythms triggering an obscure...
      • Jolly Mare – Terrarium
      • Jolly Mare – Escalation
      • Jolly Mare – Isaac
      • Jolly Mare – Thomas Young
      • Jolly Mare – Zatania
      • Jolly Mare – L'Irraggiungibile
      • Jolly Mare – Super Fluid
      • Jolly Mare – Sfyria
      • Jolly Mare – Galaxy Race
      • Jolly Mare – A Storm
      • Jolly Mare – Marcetta
      • Jolly Mare – Migrazioni
      • LP£17.99
        Out of stock
      Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992Various ArtistsMusic From Memory
      Music From Memory take us on a trip to the heart of the Amazon rainforest. This double LP explores the outer reaches of Brazilian music, where...
      • Piry Reis – O Sol Na Janela
      • Nando Carneiro – G.R.E.S. Luxo Artezana
      • Cinema – Sem Toto
      • Os Mulheres Negras – So Quero Um Xodo
      • Fernando Falcao – Amanhecer Tabajra
      • Anno Luz – Por Que
      • Andrea Daltro – Kiua
      • Os Mulheres Negras – Maoscolorida
      • Bene Fonteles – O M M
      • Carlinhos Santos – Giramundo
      • Priscilla Ermel – Gestos De Equilibrio
      • Carioca – Branca
      • Marco Bosco – Sol Da Manha
      • Maria Rita – Cantico Brasileiro No. 3 (Kamaiura)
      • Marco Bosco – Madeira II
      • Priscilla Ermel – Corpo Do Vento
      • Luhli E Lucina – E Foi
      We Out HereVarious ArtistsBrownswood Recordings
      Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings releases an album of exclusives that focuses on London’s bright-burning young jazz scene, this compilation brings...
      • Maisha – Inside The Acorn
      • Ezra Collective – Pure Shade
      • Moses Boyd – The Balance
      • Theon Cross – Brockley
      • Nubya Garcia – Once
      • Shabaka Hutchings – Black Skin, Black Masks
      • Triforce – Walls
      • Joe Armon-Jones – Go See
      • Kokoroko – Abusey Junction
      • 2×LP£19.99
        Out of stock
      • CD£11.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      The MajesticsClass A / Key To LoveSoul Jazz Records
      Unbelievably rare old-school party rap 45 single - recently sold for £600 on discogs! NEW LTD. edition of 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to...
      • The Majestics – Class A
      • The Majestics – Key To Love
      • 7"£10.00
        Out of stock
      MildlifePhaseResearch Records
      A beguiling fusion of dreamy, blue-eyed soul, kosmiche and soft, afro-rock vibes on this brilliant LP debut from quartet, Mildlife!
      • Mildlife – The Magnificent Moon
      • Mildlife – Zwango Zop
      • Mildlife – Im Blau
      • Mildlife – Phase
      • Mildlife – Two Horizons
      • Mildlife – The Gloves Don't Bite
      • LP + Download Code£22.99
        Out of stock
      Spider-Jazz: KPM Cues Used In The Amazing Animated Series (That We Are Not Allowed To Mention For Legal Reasons)Various ArtistsTrunk Records
      Rare and brilliant cues from the KPM music library vaults used in the animated Sp**erman series from the late 1960s. Apparently Trunk records can't mention...
      • Syd Dale – The Hell Raisers
      • Johnny Hawksworth – The Eyelash
      • Syd Dale – Walk In A Nightmare
      • Johnny Hawksworth – Beat Street
      • Syd Dale – Walk And Talk
      • Bill Martin & Phil Coulter – Big Bass Guitar
      • Bill Martin & Phil Coulter – Mr. Chestertons Dog
      • Bill Martin & Phil Coulter – Mods & Rockers
      • Bill Martin & Phil Coulter – L.S.D.
      • David Lindup – Stand By
      • Syd Dale – Take A Goosie Gander
      • David Lindup – Juggernaut
      • Johnny Pearson – Grand Prix
      • David Lindup – Veiled Threat
      • David Lindup – Sixth Sense
      • Keith Mansfield – Funky Flight
      • Alan Hawkshaw – Raver
      • Syd Dale – The Washington Affair
      Harold McKinney (Tribe)Voices And Rhythms Of The Creative ProfileTribe / Pure Pleasure
      This is one of the rarest and best Tribe label deep jazz albums - never before reissued! Get one now before they go! Deep, Detroit jazz from 1974! A...
      • Harold McKinney (Tribe) – Ode To Africa
      • Harold McKinney (Tribe) – Heavenese
      • Harold McKinney (Tribe) – Out Of The Blues
      • Harold McKinney (Tribe) – In The Moog
      • Harold McKinney (Tribe) – Corner Stone
      • Harold McKinney (Tribe) – Freedom Jazz Dance
      • Harold McKinney (Tribe) – Dolphin Dance
      Boombox 3Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979 - 83Soul Jazz Records
      Limited Edition first copies bought directly from us here only come with free poster (with 3x LP edition) + free badge and sticker (with Deluxe 2xCD edition...
      • Majestics – Class A
      • Brother's Disco – Thumpin'
      • Mifflin Ensemble – On The Move
      • Sherod – Schooling (Put Your Mind To The Message)
      • Sugar Daddy – Another One Bites The Dust
      • Family Four – Rap Attack
      • She – Ms D.J. Rap It Up !
      • The Caution Crew – Rhythm Rock (Part 1)
      • Poor Boy Rappers – The DJ Rap
      • Family – Family Rap
      • Bobby Deemo – Bugs-B-Skate Rap
      • Teen-Machine – Teen-Machine Rap
      • T.J. Swann & Company – Get Fly
      • Poor Boy Rappers – Low Rider Rap
      • Sicle Cell & Rhapazooty – Rhapazooty In Blue
      • Mr. Fox – Smooth Talk
      • Solid C, Bobby D & Kool Drop – Wack Rap
      • Disco Daddy & Capt. Rapp – The Gigolo Rapp
      Joseph MalikTake A LeftRamrock Red
      Don't miss this...Limited Monster 7" ‘Take A Left’ is a stomping RnB monster of epic proportions that would be at home in a 1950’s juke joint from...
      • Joseph Malik – Take A Left (LP Version)
      • Joseph Malik – Take A Left (A Jo Wallace 'North Street' Remix)
      • 7"£6.49
        Out of stock
      Studio One Freedom SoundsStudio One In The 1960sSoul Jazz Records
      Studio One Freedom Sounds is the new collection from Soul Jazz/Studio One focussing on the intense period in the second half of the 1960s when Studio...
      • Don Drummond & The Skatalites – Rain Or Shine
      • The Gaylads – Morning Sun
      • Delroy Wilson – Just Because Of You
      • Alton Ellis – Sunday Coming
      • Jackie Opel – I Am What I Am
      • Peter Tosh – I Am The Toughest
      • Delroy Wilson – Get Ready
      • Mr Foundation – Timo-Oh
      • Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers – Provocation
      • Leroy & Rocky – Love Me Girl
      • Slim & Delroy – Look Who Is Back Again
      • The Skatalites – Spread Satin
      • Barrington Spence – Contemplating Mind
      • Ernest Ranglin – Psychedelic Rock
      • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Destiny
      • Roland Alphonso – Reggae In The Grass
      • Zoot Simms – We Can Talk It Over
      • Jackie Mittoo – Hi Jack
      Daryl Hall & John OatesRunning From Paradise / Portable Radio (1979)RCA
      Hmmm nice on a 12 USA pic sleeveOriginal = Original USA 12" Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
      • Daryl Hall & John Oates – Running From Paradise
      • Original 12"£8.99
        Out of stock
      Garage ClassTerminal Tokyo (inc. JD Twitch edit)Outer Reaches
      UK punk / power pop oddity reissued with a KILLER edit from Optimo's JD Twitch, who flips the accompanying track, 'I Got Standards' into a fully functional,...
      • Garage Class – Terminal Tokyo
      • Garage Class – I Got Standards
      • Garage Class – I Got Standards (JD Twitch Say It Again Edit)