Another library music oddity, this time credited to John Leach – of which I posted another LP before and one of the pillars of the De Wolfe catalogue–, “Arabia” is a collection of Middle Eastern sound vignettes alternating between fake ethnic music and vaguely exotic orchestral mood music ala Cecil B. DeMille. The 30+ tracks are remarkably written and immaculately interpreted by Leach himself, at ease with strings and percussion, as wel as santur, flute or tambourine. Another evidence library music – an amorphous genre if ever there was one– can be anything you want it to be.
Total time 46:40
LP released by Music de Wolfe, ref DW/LP 3190, London, UK, 1971