Thursday, November 13, 2008

Arthur Russell - World Of Echo (1986)

I just got this the other day and was blown away. I'd never really heard Arthur Russell before but I was sent a link to THIS, a trailer for a documentary on Russell. It looked quite good, and the music sounded great so I started with this, World Of Echo. It's got things in common, vocally, with Dirty Projectors, Karl Blau, and My Morning Jacket, but musically I dont really know what to compare it to. This is NOT one of his dance albums, it's very dreamy and soft. It's just a great record! Here's some more info:

"Charles Arthur Russell Jr. (1952 – 1992) was an American cellist, composer, singer, and disco artist. While he found the most success in dance music, Russell's career bridged New York's downtown, rock, and dance music scenes; his collaborators ranged from Philip Glass to David Byrne to Nicky Siano. Relatively unknown during his lifetime, a series of reissues and compilations have raised his profile in the 2000s." - Wikipedia

Teaser Trailer for "Wild Combination"

Review from Pitchfork:

1. Tone Bone Kone
2. Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun/Let's See
3. Answers Me
4. Being It
5. Place I Know/Kid Like You
6. She's The Star/I Take This Time
7. Tree House
8. See-Through
9. Hiding Your Present From You
10. Wax The Van
11. All-Boy All-Girl
12. Lucky Cloud
13. Tower Of Meaning/Rabbit's Ear/Home Away From Home
14. Let's Go Swimming
15. The Name Of The Next Song (previously unreleased)
16. Happy Ending (previously unreleased)
17. Canvas Home (previously unreleased)
18. Our Last Night Together (previously unreleased)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

so fucking good! thank you very much!