Art Rush – 'The Reasons I've Decided To Die'


Art Rush – ‘The Reasons I’ve Decided To Die’ (mp3)

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I don’t think anybody is really expecting Sydney’s Art Rush to ever complete his ambitious (and blatantly Sufjan-cribbing) ‘50 albums inspired by 50 suburban shopping centres’ project. Yet it’s this same ambition that creates some intensely interesting music.

Take ‘The Reasons I’ve Decided To Die’, from his latest epic in this fifty-ilogy, Castle Towers. ‘The Reasons…’ is a surprisingly funky slice of stream-of-consciousness lo-fi R n’ B… except that usually in R n’ B, panting “I need some company” means “I want to fuck”, rather than “I’m feeling increasingly uneasy about the characters hanging out outside Castle Towers shopping centre as I make my way home from work, and some company would help me feel less of a target.”


2 Responses

  1. Peter Rush

    October 21, 2008 4:53 pm

    I’m Art Rushes father. Thanks for the good stuff about his work. But I’ve gotta tell you that when Art decides to do something insane like 5o albums, he does 50 albums. Art I said, you tell people you’re gonna do 50 albums and number one, they’ll call you a rip off. Number two, they won’t take you seriuosly. But do you think he’d listen dear reader? No siree bob. He’s doing 50 albums.

  2. Georgina

    November 22, 2008 12:25 pm

    Castle Towers is my local shopping centre…I’m not filled with pride or anything when listening to this song.
    But I think it’s hilarious because I know exactly who the dark hooded characters are and what area of Castle Towers they hang out at. Brilliant! I can’t wait to hear his next album.



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