pyramid (2020)

Download : Released September 2020 : Northern Echo Recordings

1. Pyramid (66.14)
2. Quarry (65.21)

purchase: bandcamp

two more pieces recently restored, from the same sessions that produced 'republic'. indeed, 'pyramid' was originally posited as a track on that album, our second licensed release, until we realised that the resulting set would be a bit short of guitar.

both pieces here have been available previously, but abbreviated: 'quarry' in an edited form as part of the 'lost in space' set, & 'pyramid' similarly shortened for a short-run compilation ('is there anybody out there?') released by ashok prema a long time ago.

these pieces were originally recorded straight onto ¼" tape, & the reels lasted for around 66 minutes, so we had to keep an eye on the deck whilst playing, & be ready to "do the ending" as the tape ran out, good practice too, for not out-staying our welcome on stage.

the tape ran out before we were ready, sometimes...

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.