origins (2018)

Download : Released October 2018: Northern Echo Recordings

1. composition 2 (6.11)
2. composition 3 (6.06)
3. composition 4 (6.02)
4. composition 5 (3.31)
5. dry run (20.24)
6. creation 1 (20.42)
7. EC4 piece 2 (5.23)
8. EC4 piece 3 (4.31)

purchase: bandcamp

these pieces were the first attempts by duncan & steve to create electronic music, & were recorded during the first months of 1979, shortly before we discovered like-minds & collaborators. the equipment was basic- an oscillator, a home-made mechanical sequencer & a couple of quarter-inch tape recorders. we make no apology for the experimental nature of these pieces.

the publishing of this material now has been hastened & prompted by the untimely demise of pete shelley, founder & singer of the buzzcocks. his own musical career started in much the same way as ours- home-made electronics & a tape-recorder, & we would urge you to seek out his 1974 work "sky yen" on this basis.

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.