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Artist: RUSSELL, ARTHUR
Title: Calling Out of Context
Format: CD
Label: Audika
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"When Arthur Russell died in 1992 he left an overwhelming archive of over a 1000 tapes that reveal the sublime genius of one of the most important musicians of the last 25 years. As a cellist, songwriter, composer, and disco visionary Arthur Russell consistently blurred the lines of our expectations of what pop music could be. Originally from Iowa, Arthur travelled west in 1970 to study Indian classical composition with Ali Akbar Khan, befriended Allen Ginsberg, performed with Alice Coltrane, and then moved to New York in 1973 to study at the Manhattan School of Music. Quickly gravitating to the then burgeoning downtown scene, Arthur wrote and performed his minimal compositions (captured on Instrumentals and Tower Of Meaning . Both to be re-issued by Audika) and collaborated with a whos who of some of New Yorks most influential artists including Rhys Chatham, Ernie Brooks, David Byrne, Phillip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Jon Gibson, Robert Wilson, Christian Wolff, John Cage, Arnold Dreyblatt, and Phill Niblock. It then changed by a mere accident. Simply, he went to a disco. Inspired by the sonic repetition and sense of community, Arthur wrote and recorded some of the most important records of the disco era including Kiss Me Again, Is It All Over My Face, and co-founded Sleeping Bag Records with partner Wil Socolov releasing Go Bang and the album 24-24 Music . In 2002 Audika Records entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with the estate of Arthur Russell to issue previously unreleased and out of print material from Arthurs vast archive. The first album Calling Out Of Context , features 12 previously unreleased tracks recorded during Arthurs prime years 1985-90. The material is drawn from Corn , an album that was completed in 1985 but never released, and an abandoned album recorded for Rough Trade as Arthur had become ill. Many of these tracks show hidden sides of Arthurs talent and underline the loss of his great potential. Contrary by nature, Arthurs spontaneous reaction and altered perception to his environment produced music that remains challenging and contemporary. Arthurs open hearted attitude to music was far ahead of its time, and now that time is ours." - Audika.

Artist: RUSSELL, ARTHUR
Title: Calling Out of Context
Format: Double LP
Label: Audika
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
New 2015 repress. "The compilation that started the renaissance. In 2002 Audika Records entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with the estate of Arthur Russell to compile and issue previously unreleased and out of print material from Arthurs vast archive. This first album Calling Out of Context, features 12 previously unreleased tracks of Buddhist Bubblegum Alt Disco Pop recorded during Arthurs prime years 1985-90." - Audika.

Artist: RUSSELL, ARTHUR
Title: Corn
Format: CD
Label: Audika
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"It has been seven years since Audika last issued an album of Arthur Russell material. The wait ends this summer with Corn, nine tracks Russell recorded in 1982 and 1983. In collaboration with Russells partner Tom Lee, Audikas Steve Knutson compiled Corn from Arthurs original, completed 1/4" tape masters. Russell himself compiled this material on three separate test pressings -- labeled El Dinosaur, Indian Ocean, and Untitled, respectively -- in 1985. Russell fans know something of the Corn sound from Audikas debut release, Calling Out of Context (2004), which included four songs from these sessions: The Deer in the Forest Part 1, The Platform On the Ocean, Calling Out of Context, and I Like You! This new collection includes rhythmic alternate versions of Lucky Cloud, Keeping Up, See My Brother, Hes Jumping Out (Lets Go Swimming #2), This Is How We Walk On the Moon, and Hiding Your Present From You, along with Corn, Corn (Continued), They and Their Friends, and the closing instrumental Ocean Movie, one of the most beautiful and curious Russell tracks ever to see the light of day. With Corn, Audika reveals yet another side of Russells staggeringly diverse artistry, following the avant-electrodisco of Calling Out of Context, and its companion EP, Springfield; the orchestral works Instrumentals and Tower of Meaning, compiled and released as First Thought Best Thought; the Buddhist Bubble Gum Pop collected on Love Is Overtaking Me; and Russells definitive solo masterpiece, World of Echo." - Audika.

Artist: RUSSELL, ARTHUR
Title: Corn
Format: LP
Label: Audika
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"It has been seven years since Audika last issued an album of Arthur Russell material. The wait ends this summer with Corn, nine tracks Russell recorded in 1982 and 1983. In collaboration with Russells partner Tom Lee, Audikas Steve Knutson compiled Corn from Arthurs original, completed 1/4" tape masters. Russell himself compiled this material on three separate test pressings -- labeled El Dinosaur, Indian Ocean, and Untitled, respectively -- in 1985. Russell fans know something of the Corn sound from Audikas debut release, Calling Out of Context (2004), which included four songs from these sessions: The Deer in the Forest Part 1, The Platform On the Ocean, Calling Out of Context, and I Like You! This new collection includes rhythmic alternate versions of Lucky Cloud, Keeping Up, See My Brother, Hes Jumping Out (Lets Go Swimming #2), This Is How We Walk On the Moon, and Hiding Your Present From You, along with Corn, Corn (Continued), They and Their Friends, and the closing instrumental Ocean Movie, one of the most beautiful and curious Russell tracks ever to see the light of day. With Corn, Audika reveals yet another side of Russells staggeringly diverse artistry, following the avant-electrodisco of Calling Out of Context, and its companion EP, Springfield; the orchestral works Instrumentals and Tower of Meaning, compiled and released as First Thought Best Thought; the Buddhist Bubble Gum Pop collected on Love Is Overtaking Me; and Russells definitive solo masterpiece, World of Echo." - Audika.

Artist: RUSSELL, ARTHUR
Title: First Thought Best Thought
Format: Double CD
Label: Audika
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Before disco, and before the transcendent echoes, Arthur Russell wanted to be a composer. His journey began in 1972, leaving Iowa to study Indian classical composition with Ali Akbar Khan in Northern California and ending two years later in New York at the Manhattan School of Music.  In that brief period Arthur met and worked with several musicians and poets that would guide his work throughout the remainder of the decade: Allen Ginsburg, Christian Wolff, Jackson MacLow, Rhys Chatham, Philip Glass, Elodie Lauten, and Ernie Brooks. First Thought Best Thought collects Arthur Russells out of print instrumental and orchestral compositions along with over 45 minutes of previously-unreleased material on two CDs.  Initially intended to be performed in one 48 hour cycle, Instrumentals was in fact only performed in excerpts a handful of times as a work in progress. The legendary performances captured live in New York at The Kitchen and Franklin St. Arts Center include the cream of that eras downtown new music scene including Ernie Brooks, Rhys Chatham, Jon Gibson, Peter Gordon, Garrett List, Andy Paley, Dave Van Tiegham, and Peter Zummo. Included here is the previously unreleased Instrumentals Vol. 1 along with Instrumentals Vol. 2  that has been out of print for over twenty years. Originally released in 1984, sections of Instrumentals Vol. 2 were incorrectly mastered at half speed, and have been now corrected for this compilation. Reach One is one of Arthurs earliest compositions dating back to 1973. The hypnotic soundscape was written and performed for two Fender Rhodes pianos, and is previously unreleased.  One of the holy grails in Arthurs discography, Tower Of Meaning is a beautiful and stunningly moving orchestral work. Conducted by the late Julius Eastman, Tower Of Meaning was originally released in a limited private edition of only 320 copies. Sketch For The Face Of Helen shares only the same title as the previously released excerpt from 1981. Inspired by his work with friend and composer Arnold Dreyblatt, this previously unreleased version was recorded with an electronic tone generator, keyboard and ambient recordings of a rumbling tugboat from the Hudson River. First Thought Best Thought is an essential collection of the lost instrumental treasures from Arthur Russells vast archive and brings the genius of his legacy closer into focus. Packaged with a 16-page color booklet + O-card of archival images and essays by  former Modern Lover Ernie Brooks and Audikas Steve Knutson." - Audika.

Artist: RUSSELL, ARTHUR
Title: Instrumentals
Format: Double LP
Label: Audika
Country: USA
Price: $31.00
"Remastered double LP with 12 page booklet including liner notes by Tim Lawrence, Ernie Brooks and Arthur Russell. All material previously released on the Audika CD compilation First Thought Best Thought (2006). Before disco, and before the transcendent echoes, Arthur wanted to be a composer. His journey began in 1972, leaving home in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Heading west to Northern California, Arthur studied Indian classical composition at the Ali Akbar Khan College of Music followed by western orchestral music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, before ending two years later in New York at the Manhattan School of Music. Traversing the popular and the serious, Arthur composed Instrumentals in 1974, inspired by the photography of his Buddhist teacher, Yuko Nonomura, as Arthur described, I was awakened, or re-awakened to the bright-sound and magical qualities of the bubblegum and easy-listening currents in American popular music. Initially intended to be performed in one 48 hour cycle, Instrumentals was in fact only performed in excerpts a handful of times as a work in progress. The legendary performances captured live in New York at The Kitchen (1975 and 1978) and Franklin St. Arts Center (1977) feature the cream of that eras downtown new music scene including Ernie Brooks, Rhys Chatham, Julius Eastman, Jon Gibson, Peter Gordon, Garrett List, Andy Paley, Bill Ruyle, Dave Van Tieghem, and Peter Zummo. Pitchfork lauded Instrumentals Vol. 1 as a masterpiece and one of Arthurs greatest achievements. Americana touching on Copeland, Ives, and maybe even Brian Wilson. Instrumentals Vol. 2 is a moving, deeply pastoral work performed by the CETA Orchestra and conducted by Julius Eastman. Also included are two of Arthurs most elusive compositions, Reach One, and Sketch For Face Of Helen. Recorded live in 1975 at Phill Niblocks Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Reach One is a minimal, hypnotic ambient soundscape written and performed for two Fender Rhodes pianos. Sketch For Face Of Helen was inspired by Arthurs work with friend and composer Arnold Dreyblatt, recorded with an electronic tone generator, keyboard and ambient recordings of a rumbling tugboat from the Hudson River. For this remastered vinyl edition, a key part of Arthurs musical life has been restored. The sparkling, multidimensional results take the listener closer to Arthurs coast-to-coast journey: his iconoclastic determination to combine pop and art music; and his desire to make music that would resonate in the present and, ultimately, across time." - Audika.

Artist: RUSSELL, ARTHUR
Title: Love Is Overtaking Me
Format: Double LP
Label: Audika
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
2015 repress. "Compiled from over eight hours of material, Love Is Overtaking Me reaches back further to Russells first compositions from the early `70s, the most rare and, at the same time, arguably the most accessible part comprising 21 demos and home recordings of unreleased pop, folk and country songs selected by Audikas Steve Knutson, Ernie Brooks and Russells companion, Tom Lee. A number of the songs feature prominently in the film Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell." - Audika.

Artist: RUSSELL, ARTHUR
Title: Tower Of Meaning
Format: LP
Label: Audika
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Arthurs epic minimalist orchestral composition conducted by the late Julius Eastman. Stunningly beautiful, mercurial, and moving. The transcendental, ephemeral soundscape originally intended for theatrical performance. First released in 1983 on Chatham Square. The Audika release replicates the original artwork with remastered audio." “Almost medievally pure music in which tone combinations of two or three notes tuned to modal/raga scales are played by various instrumental groups. There is a love of listening to the pure combinations per se, as they are delivered at a regular, moderate pace...then, unpredictably, rich or dissonant chords will be held that open your minds ear, and take your breath away....the sudden ceasing of the music at certain points also has a similar effect.” — “Blue” Gene Tyranny.

Artist: RUSSELL, ARTHUR
Title: World of Echo
Format: CD
Label: Audika
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Out of print for over fifteen years, Arthur Russells most extraordinary work, World Of Echo is issued for the first time on CD by Audika Records. Newly remastered from Arthurs pristine original 1/4" sequenced masters, World Of Echo sounds like nothing you have heard or will ever hear. 18 tracks are featured including drumless versions of his Disco classics Lets Go Swimming, Tree House and Wax The Van along with four previously unreleased tracks from Sketches From World Of Echo. Originally released on LP in 1986, World Of Echo is a deeply intimate and meditative work of awe-inspiring grace and remains a timeless work of sublime beauty. Arthurs aim was to achieve what he calls the most vivid rhythmic reality, with just cello, voice, and echoes. Arthur achieved all of this and more on one of the most amazing albums you will ever hear." - Audika.

Artist: RUSSELL, ARTHUR
Title: World of Echo
Format: Double LP
Label: Audika
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
2015 repress. "Arthur Russells most extraordinary work, World of Echo is reissued in this remastered vinyl edition by Audika Records. 18 tracks are featured including drumless versions of his disco classics Lets Go Swimming, Tree House, and Wax The Van along with four previously unreleased tracks. Originally released in 1986, World Of Echo is a deeply intimate and meditative work of awe-inspiring grace and remains a timeless work of sublime beauty. Arthurs aim was to achieve what he calls the most vivid rhythmic reality, with just cello, voice, and echoes. Arthur achieved all of this and more on one of the most incredible albums you will ever hear." -Audika.

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