As last year’s astonishing Iowa Dream showed, the posthumous Arthur Russell well is far from dry. The man lived and breathed music for his short time on the planet, and we’re extremely fortunate to be able to explore his beautiful/beguiling imagination. Compared to his studio work, there are relatively few documents of Russell as a live performer — which is why this 35-year-old tape is so precious.
Though reason might suggest an eventual end to the steady stream of brilliant work from the Arthur Russell archives, thankfully they haven’t been exhausted just yet. A new release, Iowa Dream shines new light on Russell’s genre-bending beauty.
In 2011 Strut Records released Arthur’s Landing , a 13 track collection of (largely) unreleased materiel composed by Arthur Russell. Brought to life via former musical collaborators and compatriots, Peter Zummo, Elodie […]
The latest release from the Red Hot Organization is a tribute compilation to the late cellist and experimental composer Arthur Russell, whose work spanned the verse of classical music, disco, country, […]
Arthur Russell died in 1992. Myth-making being what it is, nearly two decades after his death, the artist is presently more well known than he ever was during his own lifetime. Typical. […]
With such a varied and eclectic oeuvre it is easy to get lost in the Arthur Russell universe. The man not only dabbled in, but at times reinvented, genres as disparate at […]