Compiled from over eight hours of material, Love Is Overtaking Me reaches back further to Russell’s first
compositions from the early `70s, the most rare and, at the same time, arguably the most accessible part
comprising 21 demos and home recordings of unreleased pop, folk and country songs selected by Audika’s
Steve Knutson, Ernie Brooks and Russell’s companion, Tom Lee. A number of the songs feature prominently
in the film Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell. The vinyl is available directly via the new Audika webstore under Releases.
Arthur Russell’s most definitive work, World Of Echo, is released today on remastered double vinyl with revised artwork. No direct web sales for this release. Please check with your local independent or on-line retailer. Love Is Overtaking Me and Calling Out Of Context will also again be available on vinyl shortly.
Audika Records quietly celebrates it’s ten year anniversary with a revised artwork edition of Arthur Russell’s seminal classic, ‘World Of Echo’ on CD in an edition of 500. The packaging is loosely based on the original LP cover art from 1986 now housed in a tri-fold digipak with a rare image of Arthur (and same liner notes + music as previous edition). Available from July 16.
“In outer space you can’t take your drums- you take your mind” –Arthur Russell 1987
“This is what is left when the Beat has eaten itself, when the crunch of hip-hop has crunched itself to dust. “World Of Echo” is an orbit of resonance, a giant, subterranean repository of Dub” – David Stubbs/Melody Maker 1987