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Beverley Glenn-Copeland Reveals Career Retrospective LP
Christian Eede , July 1st, 2020 13:54

"There are three challenges in my life. The first is being black in a white culture. The second is being transgendered in a hetero-normative culture. The third is being an artist in a business culture"

Beverley Glenn-Copeland has shared details of a career retrospective album called Transmissions: The Music Of Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

Set for release in September, the album, which features Glenn-Copeland's first new music in over 15 years will arrive via Transgressive which is the new label home for the artist's catalogue and future recordings. You can hear a new track, called 'River Dreams', above.

"I feel that music originates from the Universe itself, and it comes to me via something I call the UBS, i.e. The Universal Broadcasting System," Glenn-Copeland says. "This song, 'River Dreams', came to me through the UBS. The song has a feeling to it.

"It is both calming and interesting because of the unusual time signature which is seventeen eighth notes to every bar. Musically that is expressed as 17/8 instead of time signatures with which we are more familiar like 4/4 or 3/4. I recorded it in my home studio sometime in 2019."

Transmissions is a career-spanning album that takes in some of Glenn-Copeland's early works, as well as his cult 1986 release, Keyboard Fantasies, which was reissued in recent years. The new album also includes both new and archival unreleased tracks and live versions.

Transgressive will release Transmissions: The Music Of Beverly Glenn-Copeland on September 25, 2020.