Well, with the Dinosaur L 45s that came out earlier this year came the news of a limited edition boxset. To actually see it come to light is a whole other story. I had forgotten about the project and honestly just didn’t think it was going to happen. I should put more faith in Traffic as they IN NO WAY did not let me down with this beautiful piece of history.
Dinosaur L was one of the many aliases that my favorite artist, Arthur Russell, created in his short time on Earth.
I can’t believe we got a promo copy of this at The Lab and I am so jealous of the voice getting it, but I will have no problem dishing out whatever it takes to get one of these. We should have it in stock soon, so keep your wallets fat and eyes peeled.
To see more photos + get more information on how wonderful this is, you must learn.
Today marks the 19th year since Arthur Russell’s passing.
For those not familiar with his work, please take note. His work is a huge inspiration to who I am.
Here is my radio tribute show last year. MTHRSHP RADIO.
We miss you Arthur.
Recommended Listening / DJ Mix
Pocketknife released this in conjunction the newly offered Arthur’s Landing LP that just dropped on Strut about a month ago. The mix consists of all things Arthur Russell, which is maybe the best mix ever. I haven’t listened to it yet, but it’s Arthur Russell!
The tracklist looks solid and I am sure it put together very well. I was going to make a tribute mix for Russell a few years ago to commemorate his passing, but unfortunately the timing was off. Go grab the mix and listen to the best music that has ever graced this planet.
::DOWNLOAD + LISTEN::
Glad the Turntable Lab blog is finally posting music related stuff again. I mean I like sports and all, but cmonson.
Bob Blank Discusses Working with Arthur Russell
Arthur Russell with Lola Blank
When I first heard the LinnDrum I immediately fell in love with its unique sound.
The creator of said drum machine, Roger Linn, has had his hands in some of your favorite beat machines including some of the early Akai models.
Arthur Russell used this religiously, which might be one of the reasons I am so in love with it.
You must learn.
MTHRSHP RADIO 4.5.2010
Arthur Russell tribute
Arthur Russell - Soon To Be Innocent Fun, Let’s See.
Filmed by Phill Niblock.