rain falls in grey (2007)

rain falls in grey
CD : Released August 2007 : Cuneiform Records : RUNE 256

1. Rain Falls In Grey... (17.11)
2. Bett'r Day-s (11.45)
3. Shut Up (4.56)
4. Syd (2:46)
5. Emissary (8.44)
6. Legacy (3.34)
7. ...Far Away (10.58)

also including:
Martin Archer: Sopranino, Alto & Baritone Saxes, Bass Clarinet, Bass Recorder
Cyndee Lee Rule : Electric Violin

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This album is our way of saying goodbye & thanks to a genuine one-off. His passing had an unexpectedly profound effect, despite the fact that he hadn't been near a guitar in more than 30 years, it forced us to consider what an enormous influence he was, despite his space-age ascendancy & equally rapid burnout. He picked up a zippo lighter, invented glissando guitar & incorporated non-musical sounds in the context of the new psychedelic movement that had barely had time to leave the confor.m,i.ty of R&B behind. His creation was a particularly English take on what we now call "rock", but which at the time was likely to leave one stranded between slightly surreal pop & full-on jazz extemporisation. For those of us engaged in experimental or space rock, the debt is enormous.

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.