a bridge too far (1998)

a bridge too far
CD-R : Released August 1998: Northern Echo Recordings : NE 004

1. Improvisation 1 (12.24)
2. Come To Sunny Teeside, Mrs. Merson (11.06)
3. Improvisation 2 (14.39)
4. Plastered In Paris (13.40)
5. Annoucement (1.49)
6. A Minute Of Silence (6.08)

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Being a recording of our appearance at the Klemdag Concert of October 1997 in Nijmegen, Holland, the recording, for a change, is from the band's own perspective rather than the straight-to-dat job that you usually've got. It's rough but captures the spirit of the event, sort of "fever pitch" rather than "high fidelity." Careful listening reveals the exchange of comments & c that our audience often see but seldom hear. Musically, there are three made-up-on-the-day pieces and a live preview of "Plastered In Paris," a piece which was first heard at Jodrell Bank on 30th August and which appears again on the "Organ Harvest" set, having finally been nailed down to our satisfaction.

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.