[Mechanical Fantasy Box] contains 13 previously unreleased tracks
by Hi-NRG pioneer Patrick Cowley, created between 1973-80.
Accompanying the release is the producer's very own journal...
Beyond music, he recounts his experiences cruising in SoMa's sex
venues in the 70s, and tales of sexual liberation.--Vivian Yeung
Dark Entries has overseen a number of reissues from the late producer, ... [but] the announcement follows the discovery of 40 reels of unheard music produced by Patrick Cowley in an attic.--Amy Fielding "DJ"
Featuring early explorations into funk, ambient and more abstract, psychedelic fare, the tracks selected showcase Cowley at his most experimental.--Henry Bruce-Jones "Fact"
In its X-rated recollections, [Mechanical Fantasy Box] lays bare how the rise of LGBTQ culture after Stonewall liberated Cowley and many others, enabling new forms of expression, sexually and creatively, of their real identities.--Jude Rogers "New Statesman"
Mechanical Fantasy Box features 13 previously unreleased songs and takes its name from Cowley's intimate journal.--Amy Fielding "Vinyl Factory"
The disco and electronic music icon [Patrick Cowley's] Mechanical Fantasy Box is being released [with] a book collecting his erotic journals.--Evan Minsker "Pitchfork"
The entries are introspective and show a very out-front, alive person going through the throes of gay liberation.--Vivian Yeung "XLR8R"
The rare opportunity to hear directly from Cowley... Patrick Cowley's sex journal is a voraciously readable historical document, a seminal text in every possible manner of the phrase.--Rich Juzwiack "Pitchfork"