frozen north (1995)

frozen north
2CD : Released December 1995: Centaur Discs : CENCD 012

disc one:

1. Wrecks (20.44)
2. What's The Pointe In Going To Crete? (8.25)
3. Small Frozen North (7.39)
4. Rosemary's Baby (7.24)
5. Drown (20.40)

Disc Two:

1. Frozen North I (26.33)
2. Frozen North IV (40.16)

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FROZEN NORTH is the debut official release by RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL; Duncan Goddard and Steve Dinsdale on electronic devices ancient and modern, and Gary Houghton on vibro-plank. The two CD set features pieces ranging from 7 to 40 minutes in length. The first disc showcases the range of R.M.I., videos for three of the tracks have been broadcast extensively on MTV's 'Chill Out Zone' and 'Party Zone' shows. The second 70 minute CD concentrates on the Frozen North theme in two expansive soundscapes. Until now, the group had existed in a self imposed bubble away from any commercial considerations or influences, sculpting the kind of Meta-Music found on this 140 minute release. R.M.I. music eschews normal studio practices. Everything is recorded of the moment, there is no multi-tracking or overdubbing, nothing is programmed. This is the sound of music growing before you. Drum machines are left at the door, the hypnotic rhythms are provided by analogue sequencers manipulated in real time to create a constantly shifting base, in what can be seen as a conscious move away from dance orientated Ambient Music. Spacious, Organic, Rhythmic/Arythmic, Harmonic/Dissonant, R.M.I. music will flood your listening space with vivid, evolving soundworlds. Perfect for chilling out. Look With Your Ears.

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.