radio massacre international
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. rmi is all about generating the happy accidents that occur at the ever-changing... Read more...
Running time: 1:10:56
ha'penny bridge - 7:26
dante's view - 52:33
zabriskie point - 10:57
the brief was to recreate a piece in the style of a track we had recorded in 1980: zabriskie point, for our 1996 appearance on mtv's party zone. obviously a tv show built around dance music was ideal for a contribution from radio massacre international involving not one discernable beat!
during the week leading up to the recording of the show we explored the textures and themes we would use when it came to our second ten minute improvised slot (we had arranged 'frozen north 2' for our first).
this piece is the result of that week's work and is an evolving sequencer-free soundscape dedicated to the mystery, beauty and heat of death valley, california wherein zabriskie point is to be found.
the album concludes with the very piece that started it all, from 1980.