Another must-grip release from Invisible Cities! The Toronto-based label always digs up the rare gems, but they really outdid themselves with this one. Originally released in 1986, Keyboard Fantasies finds Ontario-based artist Beverly Glenn-Copeland exploring realms of soulful ambient and digital new age using solely a Roland TR-707 drum machine, a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer, and his own beautiful voice. From ICE - "Beverly Glenn-Copeland is already known amongst collectors and music heads for two sought-after albums of folky jazz in the key of Joni. But it was this album, originally self-released on cassette in 1986 that really caught our attention. The album, entirely recorded on DX-7 and TR-707, lies somewhere between digital new-age and (accidentally) early Detroit techno experiments. The inimitable style of BGC here is both peaceful and meditative while simultaneously rhythmic and bass heavy. The album was recorded in the northern Canadian town of Huntsville where BGC was living at the time and is a beautiful fusion of personal vision, technology and place. Issued here for the first time on vinyl, with a full restoration and re-master." Recommended.
- black vinyl pressing
- 1st time on vinyl
- fully restored & remastered
- music label: Invisible City Editions 2017
reviewed by Ma Baker 03/2017