This debut from the short-lived New York outfit The Necessaries is a key moment in the city’s early 1980’s art-rock/new-wave movement. Led by artist and composer Ed Tomney and formed of members of East-Coast tastemakers such as The Modern Lovers & Red Crayola, ‘Event Horizon’ sounds both of its time and forward thinking – playing with angular garage abrasion, jangling oddball art-rock and pop warmth. Russell’s involvement, a year after forming respected disco group Loose Joints and just prior to writing his experimental solo cello work, is testament to his broad versatility and voracious love of music. This is an essential album for both Arthur Russell enthusiasts and collectors and lovers of East Coast new wave.
Label: Be With Records – BEWITH021LP
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, 180g
UK, Sep 15, 2017
Style: New Wave