EDIT: Mr. Hall has been kind enough to correct me on some details. Check the comment section below!


This find I came across is rather mysterious. Nirosta Steel doesn’t seem to have much material available and after checking last.fm he (they?) just has under 300 total scrobbles. This was formed in the mid-80s as Steven Hall’s solo project, but it seems like the project never left the ground even with the help of Bob Blank’s production and Arthur Russell in the mix both literally and figuratively. This song and a few others were uncovered and issued by Wilde Calm and Hollie Records. Some of them don’t even sound like they were finished. Unfortunately, there’s no way to preview what you’re going to get on this 7″ so I guess you’ll have to take it on faith from Nirosta Steel’s other available work online. Below I linked “There’s A Word” below via YouTube so you can see where to go from there. This song definitely shows its age, but that doesn’t take away any from its charm. Cheers!

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The Details

Nirosta Steel "Some Say"

Wilde Calm is proud to present “Some Say,” a recently discovered song from the archive of Arthur Russell. The track was produced and mixed by Arthur in 1985 for a solo project of Steven Hall’s that was originally intended for release on Rough Trade Records. Legendary disco producer Bob Blank recorded and engineered the project at his Connecticut-based studio. Steven now records under the name Nirosta Steel.

The B-side features an extended rework of “Some Say” by Pocketknife using Arthur’s BOSS Dr. Rhythm DR-55.

Edition of 500 copies
7" black vinyl
Full-colour insert with liner notes by Bob Blank
Design by Nite Jewell Studios
Hand-stamped and numbered with love

Price $9

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