Rain Falls In Grey
[CD : Released August 2007 : Cuneiform Records : RUNE 256]
 
Rain Falls In Grey (2007)

Perhaps best known for electronic space music for keyboards, electronics and guitars, here Radio Massacre International have expanded greatly upon their usual sound and also use conventional rock instrumentation to create a sincere and moving tribute to Syd Barrett, and in doing so, manage to capture some of the psychedelic magic of 1967-1968. This album features a really striking cover by Daevid Allen, which is also a homage to Syd. "This album is our way of saying goodbye and thanks to a genuine one-off. His passing had an unexpectedly profound effect, despite the fact that he hadn't been near a guitar in more than 30 years. It forced us to consider what an enormous influence he was, despite his space-age ascendancy and equally rapid burnout. He picked up a zippo lighter, invented glissando guitar and incorporated non-musical sounds into the context of the new psychedelic movement that had hardly had time to leave the conformity of Rhythm & Blues behind. His creation was a particularly English take on what we now call 'rock'...and for those of us engaged in experimental or space rock, the debt is enormous."
 
Tracklisting:
1. Rain Falls In Grey... (17.11)
2. Bett'r Day-s (11.45)
3. Shut Up (4.56)
4. Syd (2:46)
5. Emissary (8.44)
6. Legacy (3.34)
7. ...Far Away (10.58)

Special Guests:
Martin Archer : Sopranino, Alto & Baritone Saxes, Bass Clarinet, Bass Recorder
Cyndee Lee Rule : Electric Violin

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Bett'r Day-s

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This hour long collage of Radio Massacre International material consists of previously unreleased material from various sessions between 2003-15, and might be seen as their version of `The Faust Tapes' in its construction. Endlessly fascinating, playing as a continuous suite, it is an unpredictable journey through many of the places RMI have found themselves in whilst working and improvising together.


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