Mechanical Fantasy Box

Patrick Cowley

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Mechanical Fantasy Box

Groove Funk, Soul, Disco

Sale price €24,17
Sold out

Release LP

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Treize morceaux inédits du roi de la disco hi-nrg Patrick Cowley ! Mechanical Fantasy Box est une collection de 13 morceaux inédits enregistrés entre 1973 et 1980 et publiés en même temps que le journal homoérotique éponyme. Tous ces morceaux ont été produits dans les années précédant son ascension fulgurante en tant que pionnier de la musique Hi-NRG.

C'était avant les boîtes à rythmes, avant la synthèse numérique, c'est de la musique expérimentale dans tous les sens du terme, allant du funk au krautrock en passant par l'électronique ambiante psychédélique inspirée par Tomita et Kraftwerk. Un must have pour tout fan qui se respecte ! Patrick Cowley était l'une des figures les plus révolutionnaires et les plus influentes de la scène électronique gay aux Etats-Unis et plus particulièrement dans la ville de San Francisco où Cowley a étudié la musique électronique au City College. À la fin des années 70, les techniques de synthétiseur de Patrick lui ont permis de composer et de produire des chansons pour la diva disco Sylvester, dont le tube "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)". Cowley a créé son propre genre musical, connu sous le nom de Hi-NRG, également surnommée "The San Francisco Sound". En 1981, Patrick a sorti une série de ses propres singles, tels que "Menergy" et "Megatron Man". Sa courte mais très prolifique carrière s’est arrêtée à sa mort le 12 novembre 1982, deux semaines après son 32ème anniversaire des suites du SIDA. Les recettes issues de la vente de ce disque seront versées par le label Dark Entries à la San Francisco AIDS Foundation, qui s'est engagée à mettre fin à la pandémie et à la souffrance humaine causée par le VIH depuis 1982.

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Patrick Cowley was one of the most revolutionary and influential figures in the canon of electronic dance music. Born in Buffalo, NY on October 19, 1950, Patrick moved to San Francisco in 1971 to study electronic music at the City College of San Francisco. By the late ‘70s, Patrick’s synthesizer techniques landed him a job composing and producing songs for disco diva Sylvester, including #1 hit “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”. Cowley created his own brand of peak-time party music known as Hi-NRG, also dubbed “The San Francisco Sound.” By 1981 Patrick had released a string of his own dance 12″ singles, such as “Menergy” and “Megatron Man”. That year, he co-founded Megatone Records to release his debut album 'Megatron Man'. Meanwhile, Patrick was hospitalized and diagnosed with an unknown illness, which would later be named AIDS. Recovering for a spell, in 1982 he composed two more #1 hits, “Do You Wanna Funk” for Sylvester, and “Right On Target” for Paul Parker, as well as a second solo album 'Mind Warp'. His life was cut short on November 12, 1982, when he passed away two weeks after his 32nd birthday from AIDS-related illness.

Mechanical Fantasy Box is Cowley’s homoerotic journal, or as he called it, “graphic accounts of one man’s sex life.” The journal begins in 1974 and ends in 1980 on his 30th birthday. It chronicles his slow rise to fame from lighting technician at The City Disco to crafting a ground-breaking 16-minute remix of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” to performing with Sylvester at the SF Opera House. Vivid descriptions are told of cruising in ‘70s SoMA sex venues to primal highs in Buena Vista Park and composing pornophonics in his Castro apartment. The entries are introspective and show a very out-front, alive person going through the throes of gay liberation post-Stonewall.

Tracklist :
1. Out of Body (Intro)
2. Right Here, Right Now
3. Broken Dishes
4. Breakdown
5. Moving Bodies I
6. Grisha's Tune
7. Sensitivity
8. Shrouds
9. Lumberjacks in Heat
10. Mechanical Fantasy Box
11. Thrill of the Hunt
12. Before Original Sin
13. Sea of China

Label : Dark Entries

Dark Entries