Arthur Russell's Animals

For those that don't know, Arthur Russell was a cellist/disco producer/electronic musician that bounced from musical sub-culture to musical sub-culture throughout the late 70s and into the 80s before dying of AIDS in 1992.

In recent years, thanks to Audika records, a ton of Russell's work's been re-released or released for the first time and along with it, some of Russell's album art, which is often these really great line type drawings of animals and dinosaurs and stuff.

From 24 24 Music:

The Flying Hearts' work can be heard on the latest Russell release Love is Overtaking Me:

From First Thought, Best Thought:

From Calling Out of Context:


Trailer for Wild Combination, documentary on Russell out on DVD November 18th:

1 comment:

Viagra said...

This guy has a very clever way to promote himself. Although the one with he deers and the numbers might be just too deep for me because i just don't understand it.