From Monday 14th October there will be two new 2CD Radio Massacre International releases available: M21 and The Rhodes Less Travelled
In 2011 Radio Massacre International made their first appearance at St Clements Church in Chorlton, Manchester. The gig has been documented on a DVD also called M21 which featured highlights of the music played that night.
Many people have named it as possibly their favourite RMI concert performance, and for a while we have thought about releasing it in full together with some remarkable and unheard recordings made during the preparation for the concert. The time has finally come!
We had tracked down a Rhodes Stage Piano and were trying this out for the first time. It surpassed all expectations. The stereo cabinet with built in tremelo which came with it was fully functioning for this magical week only, before rendering itself beyond repair shortly afterwards.
M21 features the entire 45 minute first set, the huge 75 minute second set and the 15 minute encore in full, whilst The Rhodes Less Travelled features what we believe to be some of RMI's finest recordings. Over 2 discs there are short excursions into new territory and vast explorations based around the themes featured in the concert itself.
Rather than make these download only, we felt they should stand alongside RMI's major CD releases which is why they will be manufactured discs presented in digipak format.
We can also say at this stage that we have acquired the full multitrack recordings from our NEARfest concert of 2008, and that they sound amazing. We plan to make the concert available in full as RMI's first Vinyl release in 2020.
There are also brand new recordings in the pipeline...