steve dinsdale : forgotten not gone (2023)

steve dinsdale: forgotten not gone
Download/CD-R : Released September 2023 : Northern Echo Recordings

1. 2013 Tour Theme (4.35)
2. Sci-Fi And Afterlude (7.52)
3. Grand Delinquent (1.50)
4. Golder D'or (1.30)
5. Echo Interlude (2.40)
6. SC6 (5.24)
7. Rainbow Rhodes (3.48)
8. Tsunami Benefit (5.59)
9. St Georges Day Final (9.08)
10. Light Seagull (3.33)
11. Into The Tensies (12.39)

All titles written, recorded & produced by Steve Dinsdale bwteeen 2010-19
tracks 1 & 2 were played and improved upon by the band
Recorded at Yorkshire Post and filed away on hard drives


There comes a time in any musician's life when it's time to clear out the cupboards. Some will chose to discard anything they haven't used, some will see if there's anything there of merit, after all the only way to choose a running order for any album is to leave things out.

These then are some of the things which were left out, but I think they merit attention and when combined like this, provide an alternative overview.

Of particular interest to me was the final piece 'Into The Tensies' which is the earliest piece here recorded in the last minutes of 2009 and into 2010, using just the Roland SH1000 synthesiser and for many years thought to be lost. It was uncovered in 2022 after being somewhere it should not have been.

The first two pieces were written with Radio Massacre International in mind, and both were developed and played at several concerts and radio appearances. The 2013 Theme was renamed 'The Plight Of The Bumble Bee' at one point!

Others are ideas which never went any further, and some are tryouts of newly acquired technology (there's a Repeater on tracks 6 & 8 for example). 'Light Seagull' even represents a brief foray into working with a chord writing tool on the I-Pad, the name of which now escapes me. In some cases, it was only a trawl of the Korg Multitrack I use which offered up pieces I had long forgotten.

I hope this will be an enjoyable set of snapshots from a ten year period, and for me I'm happy that the cupboards are now cleared.

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.