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A string-laced, harmony-drenched KPM classic: warm, effervescent soul music presenting dreamy, idyllic moods. From the bright, lilting harmonies of “Liquid Sunshine” to the melting flutes of “Loving Touch” and “Gentle Persuasion”, we’re treated to sublime beauty throughout. The supreme “Husky Birdsong” is deceptively smooth, featuring an unrelenting bossa bassline and warm keyboards whilst the sweeping, gorgeous grandeur of “Half Forgotten Daydreams” is wordless groove incarnate.

Originally produced exclusively for use by film and TV studios and never commercially released, library records have long been a goldmine for the collector and sampler alike. The music was created to evoke moods, situations and emotional responses and, at it’s best, it was truly extraordinary. Creative and futuristic, it is now regarded as some of most inventive music of its time.

Crafted by the some of the greatest musical minds of the late 20th century, these expert musicians and innovative composers revelled in the freedoms offered, paradoxically, by this most corporate of fields, indulging themselves in ways they couldn’t on records made for general release. The calibre of the musicians certainly raised the bar, too. Robin Phillips, who ran KPM in its heyday, wanted only the best. “You couldn’t do an album of the quality Robin demanded without the A-team,” as Brian Bennett recently recalled.