upstairs downstairs (2000)

upstairs downstairs
CD : Released April 2000 : Centaur Discs : CENCD 026

1. Part One (42.09)
2. Part Two (14.32)
3. Part Three (14.51)

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We had accumulated a fair collection of concert/gig recordings from a variety of venues/circumstances and rather than choose one show, thought it might be interesting to set out with the intention of representing each gig over the course of two CDs. Being conscious of the continuing demand for the scarce CD 'R.M.I. At The October Gallery', we felt it fair to make available more of the music from that concert without reneging on the intentions of the initial limited release. There were return concerts at Jodrell Bank And The October Gallery to consider along with our adventures into the beer-soaked London toilet circuit, not forgetting our baptism of fire at the EMMA festival and the giddy heights of Klemdag. UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS (together with the companion CDR 'Been There Done That'), represents literally a tour of R.M.I.'s various public appearances from plush concert hall to shoe-box sized hell hole.

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.