After the excellent Souljazz release 'The world of Arthur Russel' which had the focus on already released work by this cellist, composer & songwriter, now an excellent compilation on the US based Audika records featuring 12 unreleased tracks!
The material here was derived from basically two sources. The first is a album from 1985 called 'Corn' and the second is an album A.R. recorded for Rough Trade between 1986 and 1990. Both albums were never released. You'll find a unique mix of pieces with just A.R singing and playing his Cello to more leftfield rock / pop oriented tracks with a surprising use of drum machines. Also, the last track 'Calling all kids' is a Walter Gibbons mix apparantly. According to the liner notes ( the vinyl comes with a 10' booklet) A.R. left an archive of over 1000 tapes and as much pages of lyrics with lots of different/alternate takes on material released as 24-24 Music, Dinosaur L, Indian Ocean, loose Joints etc.A must have for any Arthur Russel 'collector' or just good-music lovers in general !!