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Indian Ocean - School Bell / Treehouse
Indian Ocean
School Bell / Treehouse
12" | 1986 | UK | Reissue (Sleeping Bag)
8,99 €*
Release:1986 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited reissue of a very rare and highly in-demand 1986 12” from Indian Ocean, alias of late great disco legend and Sleeping Bag founder Arthur Russell. Although Russell’s original version on Side A is fantastic in itself, the stunning abstract Walter Gibbons mix on Side B is where it’s all at. With irrepressible madcap Gibbons at the helm, the track mutates into a strangely subversive dancefloor odyssey way ahead of its time which still sounds futuristic today. With a raw sparse experimental sound, this progressive sonic journey rolls along for over 10 minutes pulsating with a jazz-influenced interplay of funk-heavy bongos, stabbing synths, off-the-wall vocals and Russell’s trademark cello. One of the great moments to come out of the vibrant art/disco not disco crossover scene of 80s New York - don’t miss your chance to bag a vinyl copy of this obscure gem.
Arthur Russell - The Sleeping Bag Sessions
Arthur Russell
The Sleeping Bag Sessions
2LP | 2009 | US | Original (Sleeping Bag)
24,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Whether it’s Hip Hop, it’s face pointed reverentially to the Old School, or House stealing Disco riffs by the truck load,people are increasingly intrigued by back-in-the-day. And common to both the aforementioned scenes and much more is one person, Arthur Russell, a man some regard as the best songwriter of the 20th century.In 1981 Arthur set up Sleeping Bag Records with Will Socolov. The first release was the album “24-24 Music” as Dinosaur L. If you’re wondering about the name it would appear Arthur would often use the names of extinct or near-extinct animals. On one production credit he’s “Killer Whale, whilst the logo for Sleeping Bag is a Koala bear! Will remembers how they came up with the name for their label.“We were joking about names, and James Brown was on with “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” and I was sleeping in a sleeping bag in my apartment and I kind of made a joke about that, and Arthur said that was a great idea for the name of the company!”The line up was pretty much the same as the Loose Joints sessions, (which boasted the Ingram Brothers rhythm section) and a similar stream-of-conscience approach was taken with the recording itself. Russell arranged the beats so there’d be a change every 24 bars (hence the title) and the band would have to improvise the songs over the top. He also made sure he went into the studio when there was a full moon! The album is again very experimental, and makes occasional uneasy listening but the same magic is very much in evidence. Arthur would continue to be involved in production and mixing duties for the label, but parted company with Socolov in 1985. Arthur sadly died of AIDS in 1992 leaving behind many songs; as one obituary put it, it was though he simplyvanished into his music."
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