September 9, 2020
New RMI Archival Releases On Tap
Exciting developments over the coming weeks in the RMI archive department. We have a number of full length uncut sessions coming out on Bandcamp:
Following the sale of the last physical copy of Planets In The Wires recently we decided to issue it on Bandcamp and revisit the sessions at the same time. The initial recording took place as a keyboard duo in London, and the guitar was added
in Manchester at a later date. Here we have revisited the initial improvisations and now present them in their uncut versions, together with a 52 minute hitherto unreleased piece
from the preliminary session in April 2001. The download also includes the album in original form. Release Date: September 9, 2020.
In the days when we used to record on ¼" tape the habit was to work within a 65 minute framework (the time available on one reel) and hence a lot of early pieces were
heavily edited for release, or just because we felt it was the thing to do. On restoring the uncut pieces we have found that most of them justify their original length, providing an
extended and immersive experience. Two such pieces were Pyramid and Quarry both 65 minute epics which really represent the space RMI were working in during 1995 around the time of
Republic . Here they are released as a pair. Release Date: September 23, 2020.
Speaking of Republic...over the years people have often named it as their benchmark early RMI album, so for the first time we are now releasing the album
in 'uncut' form, giving you the chance to hear each piece as it was on the day it was created. It's been quite an exciting process for us to go back 25 years and hear what actually
went on in real time. The new version of the album now has a 2 hours and 50 minutes playing time, which should satisfy even the most diehard fan of this particular album. Release
Date: October 21, 2020.
The last release in this Autumn batch will be the uncut hour-plus version of Armistice which will be released on it's 25th anniversary on November 11, 2020.