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Steven Cooper

Key West Afternoon

Originally commissioned for an industrial film, this 22-minute bubbling seaside stroll was ultimately rejected by the producers. Hustling to make some cash, Steven Cooper submitted it to Valley of the Sun. Having just returned from a vacation in the Florida Keys, Dick Sutphen was more than happy to release it under a topical theme and ordered another side. The 1986 album stands as one of the more unique titles in the label’s repertoire with it’s prophetic, lo-fi synth humidity foretelling the rise of chillwave.

Track List

  1. Steven Cooper Key West Afternoon I
  2. Steven Cooper Key West Afternoon II
  3. Steven Cooper Key West Afternoon III
  4. Steven Cooper Key West Afternoon IV
  5. Steven Cooper Key West Afternoon V
  6. Steven Cooper Key West Afternoon VI
  7. Steven Cooper Key West Afternoon VII
  8. Steven Cooper Key West Afternoon VII
  9. Steven Cooper Key West Afternoon IX
  10. Steven Cooper Key West Afternoon X
  11. Steven Cooper Key West Afternoon XI