Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

10. Arthur RussellWorld Of Echo

Some people just have a naturally beautiful way of doing things. To me Arthur Russell has this innate ability to create beautiful and unique music. The tone of his voice, his melodic taste, his touch, his way of recording and mixing, his ideas just all add up to something that really works for me.

This is the only record on this list to predominantly feature vocals. But I see the vocals used on this album as another instrument to be manipulated and experimented with sonically, along with his cello, and his beloved echo box.

This was his only studio album, but if you explore around a bit you will discover an amazing range of music that he made in his brief career. Look out for some of the most experimental 80s disco music you have ever heard. There are 1000s of unreleased tracks somewhere!

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: Tom Ravenscroft, Peter Broderick, How to Dress Well,
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