jam the document (2024)

jam the document
Download : Released May 2024 : Northern Echo Recordings

disc 1: hampshire jam, millenium hall, liphook 27/10/01

1. Diabolica (16.41)
2. Crete/Tea & Biscuits/Pipe (23.59)
3. Guitar Interlude/Everybody Say Yeah! (16.05)
4. Roxette Lost In Liphook (8.03)

disc 2: the greenhouse, stockport 23/10/01

1. diabolica (22.13)
2. Roxette (14.27)
3. Tea & Biscuits (15.22)
4. Pipe (22.03)

Disc 3: the greenouse, stockport 24/10/01

1. where's your atom bomb? (28.58)
2. crete/tea & sandwiches/pipe (22.18)
3. an ear for an ending (17.27)

Disc 4: the greenhouse, stockport 25/10/01

1. tea & cake/a saucerful of biscuits/pipe (29.51)
2. an eye for an ending (16.10)
3. diabolica (for wayne and evil dave) (23.53)

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A landmark concert for RMI, from late 2001. Some of it was on the various artists album Hampshire Jam Preserved released at the time, but presented here is the full set together with extended bonus material amounting to an extra 3 x 70 minute discs worth from the preparation sessions.

This gig, we have agreed, is definitely the one we took the most gear to! It marks the final appearance of the Mellotron in person, a rare chance to hear the Memory Moog...Steve's sequencers are being voiced by a pair of Moog Prodigys, there's Drums for the very first time live, and Gary is debuting his brand new limited edition Rory Gallagher Stratocaster.

The rehearsal recordings presented many surprises and a variety of interesting performances, and the best ones of each day are presented on 3 extra discs, all of it previously unheard.

After this, we scaled it all down with one eye on America, so enjoy this, RMI in peak 'arms race' mode.

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.