Calling Out of Context 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… Calling Out of Context 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… 2004-02-16 Arthur Russell
Music Review

Calling Out of Context (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 16, 2004; Lead Performance: Arthur Russell

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.

Originally posted Feb 27, 2004 Published in issue #753 Feb 27, 2004 Order article reprints
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