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Calling Out of Context

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Calling Out of Context

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Arthur Russell
Producers:
Audika

We gave it a B+

Experimental disco? Yes, the genre exists, and it was the specialty of the late Arthur Russell, who stood at the axis of underground sounds in early-1980s Manhattan. His eccentric output is mostly out of print, so these compilations are long overdue. ”World,” an apt introduction to his singular fusion of disco, dub psychedelia, and avant-jazz unpredictability, grooves like club music for art majors. ”Calling,” which culls unreleased solo cuts, is a more intimate work. Meditative tunes for when the party’s over.