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Radio Massacre International


Progressive Electronic

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL were the first Electronic band to play here at Jordrell Band Space Research Centre in Cheshire.This concert took place in the shadow of the biggest satellite dish in the world.This I believe is significant because it clearly inspired the band to perform what I consider to be the greatest live Electronic concert I have ever heard. You can see the large satellite dish on the album's cover.This concert happened on May 18 1996. The lead electric guitar and mellotron choirs simply blow me away. So inspiring and moving. Then we get the Electronic music which is way over my head. They call it the RMI Rack like a fourth member of the band it is laden with hi-tech sequencers, controllers, modules, effects and samplers which responds to the avalanche of midi data flowing through it by throwing out the group's sound straight from the analogue archive.

"Under The Dish" opens with siren-like sounds and spacey ones too. Check out the mellotron choirs that roll in. Amazing ! It's spacey late as it blends into "Frozen North Part 2". An electronic beat 1 1/2 minutes in as artificial noises follow. Spacey sounds sweep across the soundscape 2 1/2 minutes in. It's building after 3 minutes including guitar. It settles back. I like the guitar after 5 minutes. Mellotron very late. "Ha'Penny Bridge" opens with experimental sounds.The mellotron choirs 2 minutes in are over-whelming. Gulp. Different sounds come in before 5 minutes then the mellotron once again floods the soundscape. My God ! And again after 8 1/2 minutes. Not worthy !

"Skeletope" has some killer electronic beats early. Spacey synths come in over top after 4 minutes. It sounds like a space transmission 13 1/2 minutes that will come and go.The guitar lights it up 17 1/2 minutes in. Incredible.Synths replace the guitar before 20 minutes as they sweep in. "Action Painting" has these lighter electronic pulses and other sounds. It's building.Amazing sound 4 minutes in as it keeps building. Mellotron after 6 1/2 minutes and after 9 minutes. It seems to start to wind down 11 minutes in.

A huge outburst of applause when this concert ends including from yours truly.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |


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