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Radio Massacre International


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3.70 | 10 ratings

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3 stars With such a name, I somehow, was expecting something more like Tim Hecker's "dark" electronics. No it is more like TD with touches of distorted moogs, and bits of white noise, here and there. Around track "part 3", the musical language of RMI, flourishes in flashes and splashes, although it does not really get away from the "dark tones" of TD's "Ricochet". Song 4, "part 4", starts with some "cool" white noise and a nice sequencer riff, but the melody soon starts again to set you back to TD's domain. I start to think that I should have chosen for my review, TD instead of RMI. (but I've already done those). Anyway, my expectations for such a great title like "The God of Electricity", will seem more like a tribute of recognition, RMI offers to TD's "Rubycon", "Ricochet" and specifically "Stratosfear" albums.

I will try later *Radio Massacre International's "Maelstrom", which I hope gets better, as far as original music composition goes. In "The God of Electricity" it is quiet scarce, and not that daring, beyond some cacophonies of white noise and noise alone, at the end of "part 5". Part 6 will have mellowed down some really "obscure/dramatic" previous song, but as it is, it is just a nice "mellow" distorted electric guitar song, which so far is the only real "original" non TD song, although, it could be anyone's Folk/Blues/Rock electronic song, with a blurry background mellotron. Part 8 returns again to the "Rubycon' years with added touches of rain.. To be honest, I was really enthusiastic about this band, quiet a disappointment, if you grew up with the golden "era" of TD.

This is the kind of work that needs to many justifications to be listened with empathy, and I will recommend it, ONLY, if you have already bought it, and kind of see it as "tribute" to TD's great years "redux", performed by a younger generation of electronic musicians.

AND if you kind of feel they owe you music for such a *massive name of a band, turn to Tim Hecker's "Ravedeath", that is a real electronic radio "massacre" and even "international". (Tim's Canadian)

***3 PA stars, if you see it as a "tribute", I repeat, of TD'S greatest works, besides that, you are on your own.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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