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Everything is Recorded - Everything is Recorded by Richard Russell

Everything is Recorded
Everything is Recorded by Richard Russell
2018
Spotify

You may not have heard of Richard Russell but his impact on music is surely one you've felt at some point. As the head of XL Recordings Russell signed superstars like Vampire Weekend, Thom Yorke, Frank Ocean and Adele shifting his personal creative process toward boosting up other artists. He still has  a vibe of his own and an R&B aesthetic that feels very reminiscent of Frank Ocean. Those heavy hitters though don't make their way onto this record and instead Russell enlists the XL Recordings B-side squad like Sampha, Kamasi Washington and Syd. They lend their voices to his wil imagination where R&B doesn't have the same kind of limits we usually put upon it. There are times where it is direct and clear the evolution from old school R&B to today like on "Close But Not Quite" with Sampha or the more wild outings like the track with Giggs "Wet Looking Road" You just…

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