Another Thought was the first collection of Arthur Russell’s music to be released after his death in 1992. Originally released in 1993 on Point Music, it marked the beginning of nearly 30 years of work to let the world hear the enormous archive of unreleased recordings Arthur left behind. Another Thought is a little different from the compilations of Arthur’s music that came out since. Steve Knutson (who helps manage Arthur’s estate) explained that “more than any project released by Arthur during his lifetime or posthumously by Audika, ‘Another Thought’ is the most worked over. The material was significantly edited and rearranged from the original source tapes.” If the aim was to release a comprehensive exploration of every facet of Arthur’s music, from the most avant-garde of his avant-garde compositions through to the most disco-not-disco of his disco-not-disco tunes then the project was a spectacular failure. But as a coherent album of non-obvious pop music Another Thought is wonderful.
Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: Ambient / Avant-Garde / Experimental