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Kanye West – 30 Hours

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We're still coming to terms with some of the rapping on this thing — could do without the Amber Rose disses and any mentions of Taylor Swift / Ray J / bleached assholes — but like the rest of The Life of Pablo, the production is just mindblowingly flawless. That Arthur Russell sample is so inspired (update: this track was produced by Karriem Riggins):

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arthur russell | “come to life”

arthur russell | "come to life"

Take a listen to the gorgeous previously unreleased Arthur Russell track that appears on the limited CANT (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear) split single we mentioned a couple weeks back. Recorded by Russell in the late '70s, and featuring perfectly complementary backing vocals from an unidentified chanteuse, "Come to Life" would've fit nicely (and was originally slated to appear) on last year's Love Is Overtaking Me:

arthur russell :: come to life

Looks like the 7" is still available here, or you can get the track digitally here...

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ghosts

ghosts

Multi-instrumentalist Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear releases his debut solo 7" single under the CANT moniker today on his own Terrible Records imprint, backed with an unreleased Arthur Russell track. Take a listen to Taylor's gorgeous and haunting (and aptly titled) contribution below; fans of his other band will no doubt be extremely pleased:

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The CANT/Arthur Russell split 7" is limited to 1000 copies, and was recorded/produced by Taylor in his church/studio in Brooklyn...

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love is overtaking me

love is overtaking me

I realize I'm a little late on this, but since hearing the two stunning (and previously unavailable) Arthur Russell songs recently posted to Audika Records' myspace page, I haven't really had any desire to listen to much else...

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