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20 Post • March 2014 Figure and Groove debuts new titles P LEASANTVILLE, NY — Figure and Groove ( is a small, New York-based library that currently has around 1,500 tracks, with new content added every quarter. The company debuted several new titles in the first quarter of 2014. "Paths Between Us" offers light and ambient, earthy and organic tracks that feature solemn and breezy acoustic guitar, emotive piano, warm keyboards, and pulsing electronic elements. Ambient drums create moods of introspection, contemplation, and reflection. "The Creek Bed" has an Americana vibe, with slides, dobros, banjos, and harmonicas, along with back- woods percussive elements. "On The Homestead" conjures up images of the blue ridge mountains, deep southern swamps and back woods, along with front porch rocking chairs. Americana, folk, bluegrass and blues tracks are performed with feel and vibe. The "Stillness In Motion" release offers eerie and ominous drones, and is well suited for sci-fi work. "Raptor" is the latest release in Figure and Groove's trailer catalog. The collection includes hard-hitting and uplifting cinematic electronica produced in association with the UK-based music label, Urban Sickness Audio. FirstCom library celebrates Mexican culture C ARROLLTON, TX — FirstCom Music ( recently introduced its Mexican Music Library, a collection of 25 albums containing authentic Latin production music. The collections are well suited for film, TV and advertising, and were put together by a collection of composers, arrangers, musicians and sound engi- neers in Mexico City and Los Angeles. Extensive research was conducted in putting together each genre. "Our main goal is to reflect the richness of sounds, colors, traditions, and flavors that give life to our unique Latin American culture," says Antonio Garcia Isaac, founder/producer/composer for the Mexican Music Library. "Our approach had to be different than most of the other music libraries because the essence of our Latin and Mexican music is very emotional, driven by good melodies and is performed with unique rhythms, cadences and instruments. Therefore, relying on imitations of sounds, loops, and melodic clichés, which might work on other musical styles, simply make Mexican music sound cartoonish at its best." The Mexican Music Library contains more than 300 tracks. "Cumbia Vol. 1," for example, is a "party all night" album, driven by guache, guiro, brass, accordion, synths, saxes, voices and guitars. "Mariachi Vol. 3" is a mixture of progressive and classic Mexican Mariachi styles, and includes a Veracruz version of "La Bamba." And "Marimbas Clasicas" offers beautiful and exciting marimba versions of legendary, traditional Mexican songs. Libraries Sound The Royalty Free Music Library (www. in Denton, TX, recently released "Chart Toppers," a col- lection of "pop rock themes that feature hit-making sensibilities." The collection includes cuts such as the medium energy "Thick Skin" and then confidence inspir- ing "Love Storm." Additional tracks include "Lady Jane," "Made Up My Mind," "Ozone," and "The Perfect Girl." The entire collection of 10 songs costs $99, though individual tracks are available for $59.

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