November 11, 2018

Three new Bandcamp Releases

Philadelphia Air Shot: This is an expanded version of our CD-R release Philadelphia Air-shot, which consisted of the second set we recorded for WXPN Philadelphia's show 'Star's End' in 2007. A listener recently suggested that we revisit the first set we recorded that night too, so here it is issued for the first time. We are somewhat puzzled why it didn't come out earlier, but what a pleasant surprise. On the night of broadcast, show host Chuck Van Zyl played out the second set first, and vice-versa. We've included as a bonus, the off-air recordings from the 'Star's End' show complete with Chuck's announcements, recorded back at the hotel when we should have been sleeping.

Another Air Shot: Two hour long improvisations in the WXPN studio, again pre-recorded for the 'Star's End' show due to commitments elsewhere on the night of broadcast, but done under 'live' conditions nonetheless. There is some very 'edge of the seat' sequencing here, and some contrasting quiet to lull the drowsy listener into a false sense of security before the sequencers come marching back. Two hours of prime 'tour-ready' RMI for your enjoyment.

Abbey: This was edited down to 21 minutes by the time it appeared on Lost In Space. Here is the session reel from August 1995 in all it's uncut 67 minute glory...you'll hear the odd howler...we were still taming the MAQ sequencer back then...but this warts and all representation should give a good insight into the real time working methods of RMI at this time.

September 22, 2018

RMI Newsflash

Following the expanded release of E-Live 2008, Steve is resting up at home. This is however not due so much to the administrative demands of a new release, but to recovery from a quadruple heart bypass operation which he successfully underwent on Monday. I'm sure you'll join us in wishing him well !

Steve hopes to be fit enough to return to action with RMI in early 2019

April 18, 2018

Frozen Republic

now up on our bandcamp site: our first two releases under the radio massacre international monicker: Frozen North and Republic (for those who may not have been born at the time they came out!) Also for the first time, the uncut version of Retinal Flood...an hour and seven minutes !

radio massacre international's sound defies categorization it is more magical than musical. the music is, first and foremost, improvisational. it is loose in structure but also searching. r.m,i. is all about generating the happy accidents that occur at the ever-changing intersection of multiple moving bodies. when two sequences converge fascinating things happen opening rhythmic and textural options that just moments before were closed to view. it is the creation and exploration of those options that dominates what r.m,i. does in its music.