Radio Massacre International

Radio Massacre International (RMI) comprises Steve Dinsdale (Keyboards, Electronics, Drums) Duncan Goddard (Keyboards, Electronics, Bass) and Gary Houghton (Guitar, Keyboards). Since 1993 they have been building a catalogue of epic electronic improvisations, distilled into permanent records by the wonders of digital editing.
Radio Massacre International
Radio Massacre International - A Bridge too far

Artist: Radio Massacre International
P: 1997

Being a recording of our appearance at the Klemdag Concert of October 1997 in Nijmegen, Holland, the recording, for a change, is from the band's own perspective rather than the straight-to-dat job that you usually've got. It's rough but captures the spirit of the event, sort of "fever pitch" rather than "high fidelity." Careful listening reveals the exchange of comments & c that our audience often see but seldom hear. Musically, there are three made-up-on-the-day pieces and a live preview of "Plastered In Paris," a piece which was first heard at Jodrell Bank on 30th August and which appears again on the "Organ Harvest" set, having finally been nailed down to our satisfaction.
 

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Radio Massacre International - Antisocial

Artist: Radio Massacre International
P: 2008

Antisocial was recorded live at The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds in June 2005, and is released here for the first time. The title refers to the fact that we played at some volume, and for an uninterrupted hour and a half. The piece moved through several different sections which have been indexed and titled even though the piece is continuous. Other notable features of this performance were that one of Gary's speaker cabs had to be physically assaulted to calm it down, and Duncan managed to lose a filling mid-performance. The percussion set up included a baking tray full of pennies, all of which were subsequently donated to the Social Club's collection for much needed soundproofing.
 

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Radio Massacre International - Been there, done that

Artist: Radio Massacre International
P: 1997

This is the accompanying CDR to their imminent Upstairs Downstairs album. As a pair they form a feast of live excerpts all beautifully merged together. The concerts on this CDR are all from the ‘95-’97 period when RMI were in prolific creative form and is a window on their totally improvised period, as opposed to the more structured approach which is emerging of late.
The opening track here is all of 58.29 minutes long, an expansive work charting 6 concerts. A nice touch is that the track does include index points if your CD player has this feature (and it makes it far easier to review - thanks Steve:-). Opening with some delightful improvisations from their EMMA#3 Festival appearance (1995), an extended sequencer run forms the backdrop for much of this 18 minute section which for many people was their first exposure to RMI’s music. Transparent fade to a minimalist weird section from the Monarch in London (1995), which then leads to a steady sequenced section from Madam Gigi’s (again London 1997).
Next up is a section from the 1997 October Gallery appearance, and to emphasize what a corker this concert was there are actually 3 sections presented from this concert. RMI themselves are of the opinion that this was one of their best live sessions, but owners of the October Gallery limited edition CDR should feel comfortable that they have the definitive record of the gig as the bulk of the material played is only available on that CDR.
Two of the sections are driftier pieces from the gig, while the last part of track presents a magnificent 10 minute slice of the sequencer epics which took place that day. Sandwiched between the October Gallery pieces is a section from the Bull & Gate, London 1996. Again an atmospheric delight.
This is a quality release in keeping with all RMI’s CDR collection, and it forms an essential companion to Upstairs Downstairs.

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Radio Massacre International - Blacker

Artist: Radio Massacre International
P: 2006    

BLACKER is the latest release from RMI's paralell universe documenting other aspects of the band's musical activity, in this case the album recorded during preparations for the band's `anti-social' performance at The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds during June 2005 and bears a strong resemblance to the music played that night, incorporating bass loops, and layered small percussion alongside the more familiar guitar, keyboards and sequencers.
There is one epic 28 minute journey alongside 3 other pieces of varying length, all them forming a cohesive representation of just where the band was at at this specific moment in world history.

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Radio Massacre International - Bothered Atmos

Artist: Radio Massacre International
P: 1998

When the material for RMI's "Borrowed Atoms" release began to grow so profuse that the band were faced with the prospect of a triple CD, they debated long and intensely to cull the pieces down to a double CD.
The remaining 74 minutes were salvaged from the obscurity of the cutting room floor and released as "Bothered Atmos", a companion disc to the double CD.
"Bothered Atmos" is a more sedate dose of RMI than their previous CDRs. The music waxes pensive and atmospheric; even the faster sequencers passages possess a sense of restraint dominated by calm. The guitar is present only within the piece "All the Water in the Universe is Melted Comets", which progresses from ambience through a rhythmic stage to a brooding finale.
"Cathedral Floor", the release's last piece, exhibits a crystalline delicacy, evoking sonic images of colored light streaming across the stone surface, sighing with flutish tonalities and waterfalling keyboards.

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Radio Massacre International - Burned + Frozen

Artist: Radio Massacre International
P: 1997

This is the first of special series available directly from Radio Massacre International. This is to sidestep the commercial structures that prevent us from releasing as much music as we would like you to hear, and to complement the releases we will continue to make through existing channels. It has been our experience that there is a desire for more than is likely to be commercially available...
Our methods mean that we are prolific and often experimental, and normal business processes would othewise deny our listeners this music.

'Armistice' glides in on a wave of gossamer sequences, accompanied by strange vocal treatments. The scent of Mellotron wafts through the air as choral sounds gather momentum before subsiding into a simple yet poignant piano refrain. Sequences then take center stage, displaying the now expected RMI qualities of complexity and real-time metamorphosis. Electric guitar joins the fray, classic trumpet style timbres cast a supplemental spell. Subsidence is short but sweet, oscillations for the masses.
'Burned & Frozen', weighing in at over 50 minutes, is the longest uninterrupted piece RMI have released to date. Great swathes of polyrhythms caress acres of electronic textures. Pulsating layers squirm around the soundstage transporting you on an epic journey for which no hot-air balloon is needed. RMI provide the jet-stream, let your mind go with the flow.

Those in tune with this music know the waiting is over. Time to pig-out.

GG

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Radio Massacre International - City 21

Artist: Radio Massacre International
P: 2011    

This is the first soundtrack made by the musicians from the UK. It was recorded way back in 2008, shortly after they met the director Chris Zelov at their concert in 2007 in Philadephia. This album is a selection of music from the finished film, placed in this order for a coherent listening experience. So we find the usual style of RMI like sequncer and long reverbed guitars along with orchestration and more movielike melodies and moods. Very interesting and something new from these outstanding artists.

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Radio Massacre International - Diabolica

Artist: Radio Massacre International
P: 1997

This cdr is 73 minutes, broke into three pieces: 41, 27 and 7 minutes respectively. So, once again, the development span is expanded, allowing the astral melodies to accrete at a leisurely pace.
Heavenly tones and gurgling electronics unfurl luxuriously, inevitably reaching more energetic passages with intertwining keyboard riffs. Enter the space guitar, stirring the languid sonic clouds with its distant cry. As the guitar expands in presence--and force--a thread of delicately soft E-perc crawls into the mix.
The second composition is far darker, lurking like a spacecraft carefully maneuvering through a crowded asteroid belt. A fuzzy rhythm thumps along in the barely disturbed pool of sound, only to begin to churn with more rapid sequencers. The tone of the piece reaches further into the bass regions, then soars into more fanciful ethers, with the pace increasing to a near frenzy.
The last, briefest composition is constructed around a terse guitar loop. Heavier E-perc and liquid electronics accompany this guitar expression. The mesh swells with power, producing a loving tension.
All of these pieces feature a strong sense of slow build melodics.

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Radio Massacre International - E-Live 2003

Artist: Radio Massacre International
P: 2004

Recorded in Sept. 2003 at the famous Dutch E-Live Festival this is immaculately recorded and falls into the category of the classic RMI sound oozing layers of synths melody and dense spatial energy. A trip into the Nebula Galaxy by way of a time warp thru’ a black hole. Totally different material than the previous set.

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Radio Massacre International - Eavesdropping

Artist: Radio Massacre International
P: 2013

Recorded at The Greenhouse, Stockport 2010

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