diabolica (1997)

CD-R : Released August 1997: Northern Echo Recordings : NE 002

1. Diabolica (41.28)
2. Blaze Dispersion (26.49)
3. Upstairs Downstairs (7.12)

purchase: r.m.i. store / discogs

Welcome to the second of our special cd-r releases. This one has as it's title track one for the first trio recordings of the recent era of the band; Baz' first trip to London to record. ("Drown" from 'Frozen North' was recorded a couple of hours earlier). "Blaze Dispersion" is titled after a collision between weed and a thesaurus. Baz isn't on it. "Upstairs Downstairs" is based on a repeated mixolydian figure from Baz' guitar, frozen in our freezer box, again on the occasion of the first London-based trio session. That's going back a bit now, mind. Anyways up, here it is, like.

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.