ARTHUR RUSSELL : INSTRUMENTALS [ Audika ]

€28.00

Catalogue : Audika / AU-1016-1
Format : 2LP, Reissue
Condition : Used / Near Mint
Country : US

Released : 2017
Genre : Experimental, Avantgarde

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Up until Peter Gordon's recent revival, excerpts from Arthur Russell's 1975 composition Instrumentals - inspired by his studies of Indian and western music while in San Francisco a few years previously - had only ever been performed in public on a handful of occasions. While this may have partly been due to the Russell's desire for it to be performed in a single 48-hour cycle, it has meant that the few recordings that do exist have remained hidden for decades. This superb double album gathers together those excerpts, recorded between 1974 and 78 in New York, alongside recordings of two other early Russell works. Musically, it's as strange, imaginative and touching as you'd expect, with Instrumentals variously fusing pastoral classical music, Indian mysticism, and (then) contemporary Americana.
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