steve dinsdale : a cosmos of sand (2023)

steve dinsdale: a cosmos of sand
Download/CD-R : Released September 2023 : Northern Echo Recordings

1. The Last Days (24.32)
2. A Cosmos Of Sand (24.00)

Steve Dinsdale: Keyboards, Percussion, Field Recordings, Production, Editing, Mastering, Sleeve Photography
Kathy Disdale: Theremin (Track 2), Artwork & Text Layout
Katherine Dinsdale: Ice Chink (Track 1)


The two extended pieces which make up this album grew from a combination of certain key elements recorded on an ad hoc basis. I enjoy sculpting larger pieces from smaller components, it allows for a variety of textures to be combined and layered to create a dense tapestry.

'The Last Days' has an inevitable lockdown undertone to it, the long near silences are testament to those strange days where everything stopped for a while.

'A Cosmos Of Sand' is (in name at least) a follow up to 'A Galaxy Of Dust' on The Vast Key album. Infinity in a grain of sand. Infinite space.

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.