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Music Review: 'The World of Arthur Russell'

In the 1970's and early 1980's, musician Arthur Russell composed music with danceable rock and avant-garde classical music influences. Much of his music was made into 12" discs for DJs to play in dance clubs. It featured many instruments drifting in and out of hearing range. Russell has since died of AIDS — but his many tapes are finally being put together in a number of compilations, the first being a CD called The World of Arthur Russell.

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