Patrick Cowley - Muscle Up (2015)Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
    Quality: lossless
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit
    Source: CD
    Artist: Patrick Cowley
    Title: Muscle Up
    Label, Catalog: Dark Entries (DE-106CD), HNYTRX (HNY010)
    Genre: Electronic, Funk
    Release Date: 2015-10-19
    Scans: not included
    Size .zip: ~ 411 mb

    Patrick Cowley - Muscle Up (2015)
    01. Patrick Cowley - Cat's Eye [5:32]
    02. Patrick Cowley - The Jungle Dream [13:19]
    03. Patrick Cowley - Deep inside You [9:01]
    04. Patrick Cowley - Somebody to Love Tonight [7:35]
    05. Patrick Cowley - Pigfoot [2:13]
    06. Patrick Cowley - 5th of Funk [4:20]
    07. Patrick Cowley - Don't Ask [7:02]
    08. Patrick Cowley - Uhura [4:56]
    09. Patrick Cowley - Timelink [11:09]
    10. Patrick Cowley - Mockingbird Dream 2 [8:19]

    Patrick Cowley - Muscle Up (2015)Following Dark Entries' 2013 release School Daze, a collection of experimental recordings Patrick Cowley recorded between 1973 and 1981 that were used as soundtracks to gay pornographic films, the label released a second volume, Muscle Up, in 2015. As with the first collection, this one features extended ambient soundscapes (some of which run past the ten-minute mark) which bear little resemblance to the style of hi-NRG disco that Cowley helped pioneer. However, this set does include an instrumental version of "Somebody to Love Tonight," a percolating midtempo disco number that Cowley co-wrote with Sylvester, one of his most prominent collaborators. The two shortest tracks on the collection, "Pigfoot" and "5oz of Funk," are synth-laden heavy funk cuts that could easily be released as a 7" on Stones Throw. "The Jungle Dream" and "Mockingbird Dream 2" (a longer version of a track included on School Daze) incorporate bird calls and other nature sounds for a sort of cyber-exotica hybrid, and "Timelink" similarly features the droning sounds of a didgeridoo over cosmic synth arpeggios. As with School Daze, the entire album is remarkable, and demonstrates the unlimited potential that the late producer had as a film composer.

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