Sunday, January 1

Arthur Russell - Instrumentals (2007)


"Audika Records can't be beat for their efforts to bring the work of composer, cellist, and songwriter Arthur Russell back into the public eye. Russell, who passed away in 1992 at the age 40 from complications due to AIDS, was well-known in downtown New York City circles, but was also a cipher in many ways. While he played on the Talking Heads' first single, he also played and recorded with Allen Ginsberg, made a slew of 12" disco singles -- which were spun at NYC clubs and universally celebrated for their originality -- and performed regularly at the Kitchen. But he was also rather notorious for recording full-length albums of his compositions and, once having had test pressings made of them, left them to sit, never to release them. Legend has it that Russell left over 1,000 unreleased tapes of his music. Such was his way. ..."
allmusic (Video)
Pitchfork
The Culture Space
Discogs
YouTube: Arthur Russell's "Instrumentals" @ Bad Bonn Kilbi (excerpt), Arthur Russell's Instrumentals directed by Peter Gordon - Primavera Sound 2015 (Live)
YouTube: Instrumentals A | 1975, Instrumental 1D, 1974 Volume 1, Part I, Instrumentals Volume 1 (part 6), Reach One

2015 November: Love Of Life Orchestra ‎– Extended Niceties EP (1980), 2015 September: Arthur Russell

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