A “perfect jumping off point into this ocean of ordinary yet completely extraordinary music”, says compiler David Hollander
The new compilation Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History Of Library Music will be released by Anthology on 9 November. It’s a companion volume to the book of the same name by David Hollander, a producer and writer living in Texas, whose library music collection is cited as one of the best in the world. To mark its release, the label has shot a short documentary delving into the world of recorded library music.
“It was shot in Europe while interviewing library music composers and others for the book,” says Hollander, “several of which have tracks included on the accompanying compilation, which serves as the perfect jumping off point into this ocean of ordinary yet completely extraordinary music.”
The 20 tracks included on Unusual Sounds have been chosen to encapsulate this niche subculture, the musical scope of which reaches far and wide, and features compositions by Brainticket founder Joel Vandroogenbroeck, KPM Allstars’ John Cameron and Keith Mansfield, Janko Nilović, Stefano Torossi, and many others. You can preorder Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History Of Library Music via Mexican Summer, and watch the documentary below.