Rimarimba - Below The Horizon vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 37-FTS005
Rimarimba was the project of Robert Cox from the UK who released several cassette and/or lp releases in the 80s. Until now, none of his work has been reissued; I have one of his original albums which I’ve treasured since I found it 35 years ago! His work as Rimarimba is a cross between systems music/minimalism and spacey/trancey sounds.
This is really superior stuff and if you sound intrigued, by the short description I gave it, you are going to love this!

“Somewhere out there around the turn of the 1980s, to the left of the post-punk crew, to the right of the minimalists, and surfacing with a friendlier face than the dour industrialists of the time – there existed, seemingly unbidden, an entire, networked, tape-trading community; a community that crossed continents and oceans, that relied on the postal service to do its bidding; a community full of humble visionaries and lost, misunderstood, or just plain ignored home steeped genius.
Rimarimba was the project of Robert Cox, based in Felixstowe, on the seaside in Suffolk, UK. Rimarimba was not Cox’s first entry into the world of recorded music, but was the first time he explored, most perceptively, the parameters of a particular musical mode: one where minimalism is removed from its “high-art” mantle, Cox inveigling its practices in amongst the do- it-yourself creativity of a burgeoning and beguiling underground, letting the music breathe – and most importantly, letting it play, gifting it with imagination.
The first in the Rimarimba series, 1983’s Below The Horizon, feature Cox in exploratory mode, figuring out exactly how to make his music. There’s a pleasure in hearing how he feels out the parameters
of his aesthetic, here – there’s a boxy minimalism, slightly clunky and charming with it, that reflects the home-spun, improvisatory tenor of the compositions.
It’s ambitious music, though, wanting to do the most and the best it can with its limited resources. Cox himself admits to not being “pre-wired” to making this music, but that only makes it more compelling: “Were I to be properly musical, it wouldn’t actually work as well in some ways; it’d be just another album of contemporary clattery music.’”
  • LabelFreedom To Spend/RVNG INTL
  • UPC603786278849
Your Price $17.00

Customer Reviews