armistice (uncut) (2020)

armistice (uncut)
Download : Released November 2020: Northern Echo Recordings

1. Armistice (Uncut) (59.37)

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this piece first appeared in truncated form on our first self-published CD, burned & frozen, which was produced as an outlet for the piece we had left over from frozen north when the distributor of that fine debut wouldn't let us kick off our career with an insanely long triple album. back then, private CD manufacture was a costly undertaking, but we wanted to release as much material as possible, & so for a few years we made CDr copies at great expense (blanks costing £15 each); these originals are now scarce, although professionally-made versions are still available, & you can get most of them here too. but this is 'armistice' on its own & uncut.

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.