Some Say featuring Arthur Russell (Pocketknife Mix)

by Nirosta Steel, Arthur Russell, Steven Hall, Pocketknife

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Wilde Calm Records is proud to present “Some Say,” a recently discovered song from the archive of Arthur Russell. The track was produced and mixed by Arthur in 1985 for a solo project of Steven Hall’s that was originally intended for release on Rough Trade Records. Legendary disco producer Bob Blank recorded and engineered the project at his Connecticut-based studio. “Some Say” features Arthur’s classic cello basslines, cracking boom bap drums and Steven’s floating vocals and synth pads. In true Arthur fashion, the song abruptly stutters, slinks and lurches halfway through for Steven to complete his Buddhist pop mantra.

The B-side features an extended rework of “Some Say” by Pocketknife using Arthur’s BOSS Dr. Rhythm DR-55 drum machine.


released June 24, 2013
Written by Steven Hall
Engineered by Bob Blank
Produced and Mixed by Arthur Russell
Drum programming and cello by Arthur Russell
Keyboard and vocal by Steven Hall
Edited by Steven Hall and Arthur Russell
Additional drum programming and editing by Skooby Laposky
Mastered by Leandro at Stereodisk



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