Radio Massacre International - Blacker (band released CDR)

In addition to their many albums, RMI have also released a number of very limited edition CDRs. The musical and sound quality of these releases is excellent; as good as their regular releases, but do remember that these are CDRs.

Well...another fantastic album. Their 28th and a little bit of a departure from what I think of as a typical RMI release. The first 15 minutes or so are more abstract - closer to what I think of as, say, the 'kling/klang' sound of Cluster II. But then, the sequencers kick in and it turns into another fantastic, spacious epic. Do you need 28 of their albums? Maybe if you are a huge fan. Do you need something by this band? Most definitely. And this is another fantastically great release of a sound that no one else seems to be able to do anymore, yet they do it amazingly well.
  • LabelNorthern Echo
Your Price $16.00

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

RMI keeps delivering the goods. I don't think these guys can play bad! This CD-R came out roughly the same time as their regular CD came out, Rain Falls in Grey. Rain Falls in Grey was quite a departure from the usual RMI where they went to world of space rock, dominated by guitars, and succeeded they did. Blacker, on the other hand, is nothing like Rain Falls in Grey, and shows the more experimental side of the group. "Dubly" is largely Duncan Goddard experimenting with bass guitar, in a minimalist setting, but even Gary Houghton gets his stab at some nice guitar work. Next comes "This is Scenery?", which finds them exploring a more industrial sound, before the sequencers and Mellotron kicks in and then you're in more familiar RMI territory. "No Bomes" is mainly Gary Houghton giving use some minimalist, but atmospheric use of guitar before closing with the experimental "Enormodrome", which features more bizarre industrial experiments, but when the sequencers kick in this time, it's at a higher register, and reminding me of John Carpenter's score for his infamous Halloween movie. I love how all four cuts segue into each other, making it to be listened to as a whole. This band simply amazes me, and Blacker is no exception!
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