A timeless record that continues to find new audiences today, Keyboard Fantasies by transgender musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland combines meditative new age and lullaby-like vocals with a Detroit style of techno experimentalism. An avid sci-fan fan, Copeland recorded the album in 1983 using an early Atari computer, Yamaha DX7 synthesizer, and Roland 707 drum machine. The story goes that after buying the instruments, Copeland traveled to a small town three hours north of Toronto, holed up in a cabin, and spent days figuring out the equipment and shoveling snow. Of course, there’s much more to Copeland’s journey than this short writeup here… We highly recommend checking out the film Keyboard Fantasies!
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Tags: Ambient / Essential Listening / New Age / Synth Pop