April 2, 2015
Gary guests on Martin Archer/Julie Tippetts album

Gary has annouced that work he did last year with Martin Archer and Julie Tippetts is finally seeing the light of day.

Gary says that "I am pretty pleased with the results - it goes to show that a man and a strat can make a contribution even on some pretty complex, jazz leaning material." Martin goes on to say that ...we'd like the listener to think of this work as being part of a lineage which builds not just on all the music we've both made over the last decades, but which might also include major statements such as Centipede's Septober Energy, Soft Machine's Third, or Carla Bley's Escalator Over The Hill. That's the scope we're chasing."

Head on over to the Discus Music website for sound samples and a place to purchase the new release.

February 6, 2015
RMI to perform at Awakenings

RMI are pleased to announce their return to live performance at Awakenings in Burton On Trent, UK on Saturday 17th October 2015. Further information can be found on the Awakenings website.

February 6, 2015
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere Review

The second Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere album has been gaining plaudits in the UK press including this glowing review from `Prog' magazine. Steve Dinsdale is a core member of OUA and plays drums and Keyboards on the album. Hear extracts and order here.

The genre-defying UK outfit whip up a storm.

Martin Archer’s UK ensemble have a tune called The Breaking Of The Bonds & The Rearrangement Of The Atoms, and this nicely sums up their distinctive sound. The juxtapositions on their new double-disc set make for a startlingly fresh experience. It opens with an echo-saturated maelstrom of strings, percussion and squalling electronics that wouldn’t sound out of place in a 70s Italian slasher flick. From the chaos, the album stretches into an irresistible suite encompassing wiry retro synth, snagging beats, thudding caustic funk, murmuring chorales and dreamy intervals. Experimental and yet accessible and melodic, the core octet’s soaring themes are added to by a string quartet and a hugely dramatic 20-piece choir. It could all be an indulgent clutter, but fastidious, disciplined arrangements ensure that an aura of saturnalian extravagance is maintained well throughout. Connections to psychedelic Krautrock and Terry Riley trippiness stoke the smoky exoticism pervading an album of world-class music. This Orchestra’s raggedly eclectic brilliance deserves a wider hearing.
December 6, 2014
New Titles on Bandcamp

The God Of Electricity: Expanded
Back in October 1994, RMI completed work on The God Of Electricity which had started life in June of that year. From early on, the idea had been to incorporate shorter musical passages to make a coherent whole. 20 years later, we have revisited the original recordings of the component parts and looked beyond the strict limits imposed originally. The result is an expanded version of the album which, at two hours, doubles the length of the original.

DAS: Last Wednesday
`Last Wednesday' was DAS's Easter 1983 project. In between bouts of state funded education, the three of us would roll up in our home town of Marske and after a few pints to get things rolling we would make arrangements to convene at Duncan's to record. These pieces are the product of these sessions, which sees the incorporation of two pianos and bass guitar alongside the electronics and guitar to create a unique album in the RMI/DAS catalogue.

October 31, 2014
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere 2nd Album out now!

Steve Dinsdale appears on the newly released 2nd album by Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, featuring an all star cast in a series of orchestrated improvisations running the gamut between space exploration and full on intensity. Check it out and order here.

The God Of Electricity Expanded: Part 1

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of 'The God Of Electricity', RMI have returned to the original tapes and compiled an expanded version which now doubles the length of this landmark RMI album.

Order yours today!

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