Various, Visual Impact (KPM)  
Various
Visual Impact (KPM)
GBR 1xLP 
Label: Be With Records
Reissue
Release Year: 2020
Style: Library & Exotica
 
  Tracks  
  A1. John Scott - Canaveral Scape
A2. John Scott - Source Of Energy
A3. Brian Bennett - Sequence Of Events
A4. Brian Bennett - Nuplex
A5. Steve Gray - Low Profile
A6. John Scott - Tension And Release
B1. Jim Lawless - Keeping Pace
B2. Johnny Pearson - Jaguar
B3. Johnny Pearson - Giant’s Causeway
B4. Johnny Pearson - Fugitive
B5. Johnny Pearson - Rock Climb
B6. Johnny Pearson - Heavy Load
B7. John Scott - Flight Of The Phoenix
 
  They Say: "Descriptive scores for scenes of visual impact".

We say: Arguably the single greatest album in KPM history. An ensemble piece of staggeringly heavy works from none other than Brian Bennett, John Scott, Steve Gray, Jim Lawless and Johnny Pearson.

For our immense pleasure, Visual Impact includes the insanely ace "Nuplex" by Brian Bennett, a nagging, sweeping, punchy funk piece that exists in a world of its own. If you don't know, get to know - the record's worth getting for this track alone. The same goes for the beautifully paced, string-drenched, horn-fed LP opener "Canaveral Scape", courtesy of John Scott. Truly sublime. Other highlights on the A-side include Bennett's easy, bass-heavy jazz groover "Sequence Of Events" and the spare, building, undercover funk of Steve Gray's aptly-named "Low Profile".

The B-side is straight-up fantastic. The percussive, vibey exotica of Jim Lawless's "Keeping Pace" is followed by five tracks of slick, weighty funk breaks from Johnny Pearson. Check the pure groove of "Jaguar" with its head-nod drum break intro, the creeping piano-strings combo and er giant neck-snapping breaks of "Giant's Causeway", the speaker-smashing progressive bass groove of "Fugitive", the tense "Rock Climb" and the sheer heft of "Heavy Load". Library largeness. If that isn't enough, John Scott's incessant "Flight Of The Phoenix" ends the session, brilliantly pilfered by M.O.P. for their much-loved "We Run New York".

Originally released in 1976 but wonderfully timeless, Visual Impact is a rare example of a library record that's genuinely great listen from start to finish. Just too good.

As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for Visual Impact comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We've taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM's brand identity.

And don't worry! Those KPM stickers aren't stuck directly on the sleeves!
 
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