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Radio Massacre International, England


News: According to the Wayside weekly flyer, we can expect a new proper Radio Massacre International album. No dates have been announced. It's been many years since RMI has released a regular album, they seemingly intent on releasing various in-the-moment type works. They've been absent for so long, they've actually fallen out of my A-list grouping. Hopefully this ushers in a new era of creativity for the band.


Overview: England based Radio Massacre International has to be considered the premiere Berlin School electronic band from the modern era, going back to the mid 1990s. Over time, they incorporated more psychedelic and space rock to the mix, making them even more exciting. They have over 15 proper albums and if you consider CD-R's, downloads, uploads, DVD's, solo albums, Bandcamp releases, childhood cassette recordings, reel to reels, etc... then they have precisely a gazillion releases (yes, I counted). It appears Radio Massacre International are trying to out Klaus Schulze ...Klaus Schulze. As it turns out, I own all the official RMI releases excepting Zabriskie Point (which I sold) and City 21 of which I haven't heard at all.

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  1. City 21 is a soundtrack album and like many soundtracks doesn't really hold up on its own, I think. Probably their weakest album.

    Septentrional is a bit differet and took me longer to get into than most RMI albums, but now I love it.

    Personally, I'm not a big fan of their space rock experiment, but I agree it's high time for some new material. With their relentless release schedule of archival material over the past few years, I now seem to have an edited-down and a complete, un-edited version of about half of their albums!

    BTW, who came up with that band name? I mean:
    Radio: never heard them on the radio
    Massacre: sounds more like heavy metal than electronica
    International: they're all from the same country!

    :-)

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    1. Haha - all good points, Bas! Thanks for the info on City 21 and other reflections. Also, thanks for the other comments today as well!

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