October 9, 2021

Stars' End Session: For Chuck's Sake

In the glory of late June/early July 2021 in England, our national football team was flying high, and RMI were lucky enough to be together in the same time and place for the first time in quite a long while, to record once again (in between football matches), this time in the wonderful surroundings of a cottage in Castleton, North Yorkshire courtesy of our wonderful and generous friends Wayne and Karen.



We were able to spend several days in leisurely fashion recording what we wanted when we wanted, and as we were staying on the premises it was a real 'getting it together in the country' situation with cups of tea in endless supply great dinners with our hosts and copious amounts of red wine and music in the later hours with no neighbours to disturb.



The weather was typically English and gave us glorious blue skies one minute and angry downpour-laden clouds the next. Both of these served their purpose and played their part in the recording and photographs. We stood a microphone out the back of the cottage to gather some authentic atmosphere while worked on new material.



One of the projects we had been asked to look at was a new session piece for old friend and Philly legend Chuck Van Zyl on Stars End on WXPN Radio to be broadcast as an exclusive for the show. What you actually hear are two pieces from different days skilfully joined together but nonetheless improvised in timeless RMI fashion and totally brand new.



It was a wonderful week !

BROADCAST DATE 10/10/21



October 2, 2020

Radio Massacre Curiousities

Every now and then, as time permits, we supply a festival a song that just does not fit in anywhere with that we are doing or one of us might be working with other artist. While we may not be able to find all of them, we wanted to start and document where we could - you never know where Gary, Steve and Duncan might show up!

At the bottm of our discography page is a section that we are labeling "curiosities" - things that simply do not fit anywhere else. this section will grow as more and more selections are unearthed, but to start us off is a brand new song that was given to the fantastic people at the B-Wave Festival. We provided them a track back in 2015 as well, and we listed it there for you to download and purchase from their BandCamp site.

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.

May 16, 2020

DAS I

Re-released for the first time since 1980, Duncan, Steve and Gary's initial foray into the recording world as DAS is now available on Bandcamp via high quality download and a limited edition cassette version as per the original issue. It features the 21 minute Earthdeath suite on the first side, and two Synth/Guitar pieces on the second side. Hailed as a fine work at the time by those in the know, here it is some 40 years later for your investigation. It comes with a host of documentary extras which help give the recording context....i.e. we were very young at the time ! The roots of RMI are here, this was the apprenticeship!

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