December 19, 2016
City 21: The Sessions
Just published on Bandcamp: City 21: The Sessions 4CD set
Recorded over an intensive four day period 15-18/02/08, this music represents a consciously different approach to music making for RMI. We had recently been commissioned to write a film score for Chris Zelov and the Knossus Project's 'City 21' and approached all of the music over that weekend with this project in mind.
It is representative of somewhat of a creative arc for RMI, fresh from the release of Rain Falls In Grey, a successful November 2007 trip to the USA under our belts, with a return visit on the horizon to play NEARfest in the coming May.
Most of the music was later cut to fit specific scenes in the film, and was represented as a single disc selection of highlights on the CD release of 2011. These four discs represent a more thorough exploration of the music made, with extended versions of certain themes as recorded at the time.
Also published is a reissue of our 2008 taster album Fast Forward, now available at a giveaway price of just £2.
December 13, 2016
RMI in Prog Magazine!
We are proud to have been selected by Prog magazine as one of the top ten albums in Electronic music that Prog fans might be into. All we can say is "of course". There are no boundaries or labels as far as we are concerned. It works both ways...
July 13, 2016
2 New Bandcamp Releases!
We have two new releases via our BandCamp website! Here are some details...
Now exclusively available at Bandcamp is a mammoth archive set covering the recording of the Rain Falls In Grey album. This period was a creative highspot for RMI and is re-examined in detail over the equivalent of six discs of material beginning with a late 2005 session and ending with the final pieces recorded for the album in early 2007.
The album concept emerged when in July 2006 Syd Barrett passed on. During the sessions shortly after his death, we spontaneously (almost telepathically) created a piece inspired by Astronomy Domine, and titled it Rain Falls In Grey after a line in Syd's song Baby Lemonade. It is heard here in all its unedited and undubbed forty minute glory for the first time. Immediately after this came the elegiac companion piece Far Away (which completed the Syd quote and was also a tribute by Gary to his recently departed mother.) This is also heard in its original unedited extended form.
For the album itself we had to undertake some very heavy editing in order to create a dynamic and cohesive piece of work. This release presents all of the material of interest from these sessions in their original unedited form, including many diversions created along the way from extended abstract pieces to short arranged compositions.
Galactic Travels. Radio WDIY is situated on Broadway a short hop from the hotel. The show went to air at 1am, and so coffee became something of a priority. After turning up on foot to the nearest Burger King drive in and being given short shrift with our outlandish request for a brew, we were directed by some friendly locals to Duncan Donuts who were more than happy to provide, once we had finally determined over the course of several minutes what constituted a 'white' coffee. Then we did this session on the radio which you can now hear for the first time outside of Pennsylvania.
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