Sunday, February 17

WILD COMBINATION: A Portrait Of Arthur Russell

Okay guys, sorry for not posting anything since V-day, but its been a crazy week with the Berlinale Film Festival here, and we're only just now back on track.

We managed to see some really great films this week, and one that really stuck out for us was the new Arthur Russell documentary, WILD COMBINATION by director Matt Wolf.
WILD COMBINATION is director Matt Wolf’s visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Arthur prolifically created music that spanned both pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art. Now, over fifteen years since his passing, Arthur's work is finally finding its audience. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur's family, friends, and closest collaborators—including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg—to tell this poignant and important story.
Having known little about Russell to begin with, we thought the film did a really great job of sharing his story and putting a perspective on his huge body of work (known and unknown).

If you're not yet familiar with "disco's lost superstar" and his music, have a listen to some of the better known tracks he produced under different names, along with some original work below.

Enjoy, and go see this film!
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--Oh, and his dad is "on the blogs" and will Google his son often (as he explains in the film) so we'll just throw a shout-out to Chuck Russell, and if by some chance he comes across this --congratulations on your big-screen debut!

Dinosaur L - Go Bang (Francois Kervorkian Mix) (ZSHARE)

Loose Joints - It's All Over My Face (Larry Levan Mix) (ZSHARE)

Arthur Russell - Let's Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix) (ZSHARE)


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buy some of their music here!