Disco means a lot of things to a lot of people, but most people don’t know much about it. To some, disco will permanently mean Saturday Night Fever and Abba. Dimitri from Paris’s upcoming compilation looks at where the disco sound came from, and listeners might get a new sense of where the sound went.
As a follow up to the last post, here is an amazing set from Gavin Russom. Really, it is pretty special. A little bit of everything is here. It takes all kinds of wild directions, but bookended by Jelly Roll Morton and John Coltrane it makes sense in an inexplicably coherent way. At any rate its an impeccable selection of tunes that feel like they all bend time and space in some special way.
The Crystal Ark’s single is out now on DFA Records. Check out the instrumental in the first post on The Crystal Ark, and pick up or download a copy at your favorite place to buy music! If they don’t have it, tell them order it.
Gavin Russom has been one of my favorite artists on DFA since the Black Leotard Front’s “Casual Friday” from 2004. I still buy DFA singles on vinyl, and I’m pretty good about taking care of records, but not Gavin Russom’s stuff–Black Leotard Front and Black Meteoric Star were played ragged. Now he’s back as Crystal Ark. I’m listening and playing out digitally mostly these days, so I don’t have to worry about destroying another fine medium of recorded sound. . .whew! Save the vinyl.