DFA Records Sheds Light on Love of Life Orchestra's Peter Gordon with New Releases

DFA Records Sheds Light on Love of Life Orchestra's Peter Gordon with New Releases
DFA Records has announced that it will be putting out two releases from experimental composer/saxophonist/Love of Life Orchestra co-creator Peter Gordon this year. The first will be a twelve-inch with newly mixed material from the NYC musician, who collaborated with everyone from Arthur Russell to Laurie Anderson to David Byrne, and the second will be a retrospective album.

The first of the two releases, the Another Heartbreak twelve-inch, will feature three classic Gordon tracks, reports FACT. Side A has the title track and "Don't Don't Redux," which are both new mixes of Gordon songs ("Beginning of the Heartbreak" and "Don't Don't," respectively) that appeared on the 2007 Fabric mix CD by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Pat Mahoney's. Side B contains "That Hat," which has never been released on vinyl. It was recorded in 1984 as part of Gordon's score for the dance show Secret Pleasures.

There is no shortage of guests on the three-song twelve-inch. The title track features David Byrne, Arto Lindsay and Love of Life Orchestra's David van Tieghem. "Don't Don't Redux" includes Ned Sublette, Larry Saltzman, Martha Mooke, Paul Nowinski, Robby Ameen, Brian Lynch and Lenny Pickett. On the flipside, there's also Arthur Russell, Rebecca Armstrong and the New York Dolls' David Johansen.

As for the full-length album, details are sparse as of now, but FACT reports that the LP aims to "showcase work better known to dance music insiders than to the general public."

Another Heartbreak is due out April 27.