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For Arthur Russell


Sounds of and sounds like (to me).

"We are forced to wonder if Russell was creating dream music for wandering, or deep-disco odysseys that you could dance to—if you put your mind to it." --Stuart Aitken, Wax Poetics

"Here was an artist who independently studied fish, numerology, and the I Ching, who walked and ran the streets of lower Manhattan for hours, who would stand in the corners of dance clubs such as Paradise Garage and analyze what brought people out onto the dance floor, at precisely what moments the music moved their bodies." --Lucy Schiller, The New Yorker

Image: Portrait of Arthur Russell by Jonny Negron. Featured in issue 4 of The Pitchfork Review.

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