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Beverly Glenn-Copeland – The Ones Ahead

Every few years, there is a flurry of excitement as an artist is “rediscovered”. Old cassettes, records and master tapes are dusted off to produce slick reissues, sparking fresh reappraisal and lengthy column inches on everyone from Nick Drake to Julius Eastman, Arthur Russell and, most recently, Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

Since 2015, the remarkable, operatic voice of American singer Glenn-Copeland has found a new audience who are enthralled by his emotive vibrato, poetic lyrics and propensity for synth and drum machine experimentalism. It was the 2017 reissue of 1986’s Keyboard Fantasies that cemented Glenn-Copeland as a master of New Age songwriting, infusing his euphoric lyrics on the enduring power of love and nature with clattering drum programming and the metallic, preset tones of the Roland TR-707 and Yamaha DX7 synthesisers.

Read the review in Crack Magazine.

[This piece was published on 03/08/23]

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