The Library Archive
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 vision of The
Sorcerers, the big band brass of The Yorkshire Film & Television
Orchestra and even in the soul-jazz of The Lewis Express &
Outer Worlds Jazz Ensemble.
It only seemed natural for the team at ATA Records to scratch their
own Library itch and so "The Library Archive Vol. 1" was born in
2019. Recorded over a series of sessions in the Aladdin’s Cave of
vintage recording equipment that is ATA studios, it featured many of
the ATA stable of performers.
Released in 2021, "The Library Archive Vol. 2" still had the golden
age of European Library music squarely in it's sights, but this time
the focus was drawn more to the off-kilter soul organ sound of Italian
quartet I Marc 4.
These two volumes garnered praise from Library aficionado Shawn
Lee ("Holy F*$K this sounds great! ATA really smash the classic
British Library sound. 10 out of 10") and the Don of British Library
Music himself, Alan Hawkshaw.
And so to "The Library Archive Vol. 3
THE SORCEERS/THE OUTER WORLDS JAZZ ENSEMBLE
THOUGHT, ACTION, INTERACTION, REACTION
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