[2CD : Released December 1995: Centaur Discs : CENCD 012]
FROZEN NORTH is the debut official release by RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL; Duncan Goddard and Steve Dinsdale on electronic devices ancient and modern, and Gary Houghton on
vibro-plank. The two CD set features pieces ranging from 7 to 40 minutes in length. The first disc showcases the range of RMI, videos for three of the tracks have been broadcast
extensively on MTV's 'Chill Out Zone' and 'Party Zone' shows. The second 70 minute CD concentrates on the Frozen North theme in two expansive soundscapes. Until now, the group
had existed in a self imposed bubble away from any commercial considerations or influences, sculpting the kind of Meta-Music found on this 140 minute release. RMI music eschews
normal studio practices. Everything is recorded of the moment, there is no multi-tracking or overdubbing, nothing is programmed. This is the sound of music growing before you.
Drum machines are left at the door, the hypnotic rhythms are provided by analogue sequencers manipulated in real time to create a constantly shifting base, in what can be seen as
a conscious move away from dance orientated Ambient Music. Spacious, Organic, Rhythmic/Arythmic, Harmonic/Dissonant, RMI music will flood your listening space with vivid,
evolving soundworlds. Perfect for chilling out. Look With Your Ears.
1. Wrecks (20.44)
2. What's The Pointe In Going To Crete? (8.25)
3. Small Frozen North (7.39)
4. Rosemary's Baby (7.24)
5. Drown (20.40)
1. Frozen North I (26.33)
2. Frozen North IV (40.16)
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M21-07.05.11 is Radio Massacre International's first DVD release. The concert in Chorlton (two years to the day as I write), was generally regarded by those in the know as one of RMI's finest performances to
date. Filmed with three cameras, and using split screen effects, it presents an exciting representation of a magical night in the wonderful surroundings of St Clement's Church. Musically it captures the band
at the height of their improvisational powers, and also incorporates two specially written themes, woven into the improvised sets.
The concert was available in a desk mix as an mp3 'virtual ticket', but here it has been re-mixed from multitrack into 5.1 surround sound audio. The soundtrack will not be available in other formats, so this
DVD represents the definitve document of the evening's 2 hour performance.