the october gallery 1998 (2023)

the october gallery 1998
Download/CD-R : Released October 2023 : Northern Echo Recordings

disc one

1. Set One (38.50)

Disc Two

1. Set Two (41.47)
2. Encore (21.20)

Recorded at the October Gallery, Holborn. London 18th May 1998

Not to be confused with the more well known event which took place the year before, this was RMI's return visit to The October Gallery in May 1998. Only a small extract of this concert has been issued before (on Upstairs Downstairs back in 2000), so this is the first time it has been heard in its 100 minute entirety

Chronologically it came shortly after the sessions for Borrowed Atoms and we were still in full improvising mode. It was a very hot day in the heart of London town and there was fainting in the gallery!

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.