A collection of the avant-disco artist's singles is due out this month.
DFA Records is set to release an anthology of tracks by Peter Gordon and his group Love of Life Orchestra, slated for release later this month.
A product of New York's 1970s avant-garde scene, Gordon is a composer and saxophonist who had his hand in a wide variety of projects over the years. After studying composition at the University of San Diego (where he was a student of minimalist composer Terry Riley), he launched a multi-faceted career that led to a string of solo 12-inches and albums, plus collaborations with artists like Arthur Russell and David Johansen of the New York Dolls, both of whom appear on this release. The Love of Life Orchestra was his disco-ish project with the percussionist David Van Tieghem, and often saw contributions from fellow New York scenesters Arto Lindsay and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne.
The new anthology collects tracks from several of the Orchestra's singles, plus two selections by Justine & the Victorian Punks, Gordon's collaboration with a New York visual artist Colette. Many listeners will recognize the opening track "Beginning of the Heartbreak / Don't Don't," which Pat Mahoney and DFA co-founder James Murphy used to begin and end their Fabric 36 mix.
01. Beginning of the Heartbreak / Don't Don't
02. Extended Niceties
03. Don't Don't (Reprise)
04. Roses on the Disco Floor
05. Justine & the Victorian Punks: Still You
06. Justine & the Victorian Punks: Beautiful Dreamer
07. Iago's Escape
08. That Hat
09. Another Heartbreak / Don't Don't
DFA will release Peter Gordon Love of Life Orchestra on October 12th, 2010.