the god of electricity expanded (2014)

the god of electricity expanded
Download : Released December 2014: Northern Echo Recordings

1. Part One (51.36)
2. Part Two (35.29)
3. Part Three (32.27)

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Back in October 1994, R.M.I. completed work on 'The God Of Electricity' which had started life in June of that year. From early on, the idea had been to incorporate shorter musical passages to make a coherent whole.

20 years later, we have revisited the original recordings of the component parts and looked beyond the strict limits imposed originally. The result is an expanded version of the album which, at two hours, doubles the length of the original.

There are slight structural changes too, the album is now book-ended with two separate takes of the guitar theme, and although no new overdubs have been added, there is evidence of material unused in the original mix, and indeed overdub material missing from what became the final mix.

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.