Knutsford In May
[CD : Released June 1997: Cenatur Discs : CENCD 021]
In May 1996 Radio Massacre International were the first group to play an electronic concert at Jodrell Bank space research centre in Cheshire, in the shadow of the biggest
satellite dish in the world. It was a location buzzing with inspiration and ideal for creating improvised music. KNUTSFORD IN MAY is a complete direct to DAT recording of the
music played that evening. The pristine digital sound quality is matched by some inspirational musical twists and turns. From the first notes of 'Under the Dish' the atmosphere
is one of unashamed glorification of the surroundings and its relationship with space and time. RMI are always a group to thrive in a special environment. The album's
centrepiece is a long dynamic improvisation named 'Skeletope' which includes samples of Jodrell Bank scientists bouncing the first signals off the surface of the moon. A triumph
of live sequencing, mellotron and guitar, it is one of RMI's very best pieces to date. 'Action Painting's sequences develop hypnotically as they bounce around the planetarium and
round off a performance that the group was so happy with they just had to release it.
1. Under The Dish (5.50)
2. Frozen North Part 2 (7.03)
3. Ha'Penny Bridge (10.52)
4. Skeletope (23.50)
5. Action Painting (14.24)
Recorded live to DAT at Jordell Bank 05.18.96
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This hour long collage of Radio Massacre International material consists of previously unreleased material from various sessions between 2003-15, and might be seen as their version of `The Faust Tapes' in its
construction. Endlessly fascinating, playing as a continuous suite, it is an unpredictable journey through many of the places RMI have found themselves in whilst working and improvising together.