July 13, 2016
2 New Bandcamp Releases!
We have two new releases via our BandCamp website! Here are some details...
Now exclusively available at Bandcamp is a mammoth archive set covering the recording of the Rain Falls In Grey album. This period was a creative highspot for RMI and is re-examined in detail over the equivalent of six discs of material beginning with a late 2005 session and ending with the final pieces recorded for the album in early 2007.
The album concept emerged when in July 2006 Syd Barrett passed on. During the sessions shortly after his death, we spontaneously (almost telepathically) created a piece inspired by Astronomy Domine, and titled it Rain Falls In Grey after a line in Syd's song Baby Lemonade. It is heard here in all its unedited and undubbed forty minute glory for the first time. Immediately after this came the elegiac companion piece Far Away (which completed the Syd quote and was also a tribute by Gary to his recently departed mother.) This is also heard in its original unedited extended form.
For the album itself we had to undertake some very heavy editing in order to create a dynamic and cohesive piece of work. This release presents all of the material of interest from these sessions in their original unedited form, including many diversions created along the way from extended abstract pieces to short arranged compositions.
Galactic Travels. Radio WDIY is situated on Broadway a short hop from the hotel. The show went to air at 1am, and so coffee became something of a priority. After turning up on foot to the nearest Burger King drive in and being given short shrift with our outlandish request for a brew, we were directed by some friendly locals to Duncan Donuts who were more than happy to provide, once we had finally determined over the course of several minutes what constituted a 'white' coffee. Then we did this session on the radio which you can now hear for the first time outside of Pennsylvania.
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