Friday September 25, 2020

Arthur Russell: First Thought Best Thought (Rough Trade)

By the time of his death 14 years ago at the age of just 40, composer Arthur Russell had created a dazzling oeuvre that stretched from modern classical to mind-blowingly innovative disco (his 1980 track Is It All Over My Face is one of the landmarks

1st April, 2006

By the time of his death 14 years ago at the age of just 40, composer Arthur Russell had created a dazzling oeuvre that stretched from modern classical to mind-blowingly innovative disco (his 1980 track Is It All Over My Face is one of the landmarks of the latter genre).

This compendium raids the vaults for some of his lost treasures. Disc one is a collection of instrumentals recorded in themid-1970s with a small band. With Russell suffusing...

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