Solid States
[2 CD : Released October 2003 : Northern Echo Recordings : NE 012]
 
Solid States (2003)

Our November 2002 trip to the USA was a first for the band, and could not go undocumented. We saw the trip as an opportunity to make as much new music as possible, and based our live sets and radio appearances largely around total improvisation. This double set is divided into 'West' and 'East' discs documenting appearances on both coasts. Our set in Claremont, Ca. was recorded on multi-track and the rest of the sessions on the RMI 'mini-mini-mobile'. There are two half hour radio sessions, extracts from our 'Progwest' appearance with drums, while the bulk of Disc Two consists of electronics only pieces from our two sets at St Mary's Church, Philadelphia. With the exception of a live version of the first piece on our debut album, all of the music is new, created in the moment and unrepeatable. The fact that it was recorded in the special circumstances of an American tour that many bands never get to make, is the icing on the cake.
 
Tracklisting:
Disc One (West):
1. Wrecks (18.43)
2. Ants In Me Room (8.17)
3. Black Cloud Over Claremont (8.38)
4. The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Drummer (14.06)
5. 'Ave It!/Erm (26.53)

Disc Two (East):
1. I Knew We Were In Trouble When They Taught The Machines To Talk (16.30)
2. Delaware Horseshoe Crab (17.58)
3. International Mass (11.18)
4. (Nov)embers (33.01)

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Black Cloud Over Claremont

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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.


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