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    Radio Massacre International

    I have and love Rain Falls in Grey, and now I need more- I see on Progarchives that they are very prolific, and so I also need some recommendations.

    Anyone have an opinion?

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    They are pretty prolific. Rain Falls in Grey is a slightly unusual one, as it is more psychedelic, trippy than much of their other stuff (which is more planted in the Berlin electronics school). You might try Time & Motion, their other Cuneiform release. Then work backwards.
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    Thanks Jon! So why start with that one and not the latest release? Will I be disappointed in the other releases if I like RFiG so much?

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    Time & Motion
    Emissaries
    Septentriol
    Frozen North

    Rain Falls in Grey is certainly more guitar focused and psyche as its a Syd Barrett tribute. Great band.
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    I haven't heard it yet but http://www.radiomassacreinternational.com/disc_033.php Rain Falls In A Different Way is from the same sessions as Rain Falls in Grey.

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    Emissaries is my absolute favorite by them. Fantastic album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristi View Post
    Thanks Jon! So why start with that one and not the latest release? Will I be disappointed in the other releases if I like RFiG so much?
    I highly doubt you'll be disappointed with any of them...if I'm being totally honest, I'm kinda biased toward Cuneiform so I tend to lean toward their releases first. All three of the Cuni releases (Emissaries, Rain Falls and Time & Motion) are terrific and a solid starting point.
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    Had not played RFIG in a long time and this thread got me to pull it out and put it on. YEAH! It's REALLY good. I had forgotten what an effective Syd trib it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    Had not played RFIG in a long time and this thread got me to pull it out and put it on. YEAH! It's REALLY good. I had forgotten what an effective Syd trib it is.
    It is a terrific tribute, it get's the 'feel' right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    Had not played RFIG in a long time and this thread got me to pull it out and put it on. YEAH! It's REALLY good. I had forgotten what an effective Syd trib it is.
    It IS really good. I can barely stop listening to it, and I like it even more every time I listen. I'll have to get those Cuneiform releases...check those out as well.

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    Kristi,

    No other album in their cannon sounds as much as a ROCK BAND as RFIG. Keep that in mind...

    You can hear samples at their website and the Cuneiform site, among others....
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    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    Kristi,

    No other album in their cannon sounds as much as a ROCK BAND as RFIG. Keep that in mind...

    You can hear samples at their website and the Cuneiform site, among others....
    I will keep that in mind, of course - and knowing where to start is a good thing. John has yet to steer me wrong though, so I'm really looking forward to digging down.

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    I tend to prefer their Tangerine Dream inspired music over their "rock group" sounding stuff. My favorites are Gulf, Diabolica, and Planet In The Wires. But they've got a lot of really good stuff out there. And they're very nice gentlemen (I'm Facebook friends with all three of them).

    And I still think it's hilarious they used a Mellotron as a keyboard stand when they played at NEARfest (I believe Steve Dinsdale told me there was kind of electrical fault on the Mellotron, causing it to hum badly so they basically couldn't use it for it's intended purpose. Makes me think of the link Geoff Downes had in Keyboard magazine, back around the time Alpha came out, he was asked what he used his Novatron for, and he said "as a stand for my Fairlight and Minimoogs).

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    I have Rain Falls and Septentrional. I like both, but somewhat prefer Septentrional. I'd be interested in hearing more of them.

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    You can't really go wrong with any RMI release, so purely on availability (most of their output is rather hard to find these days) I'd go with one of the other Cuneiform releases. Other favourites:
    People Would Really Like Space-Rock...
    Knutsford in May
    Solid States
    Borrowed Atoms
    E-Live 2003 and 2008
    Frozen North
    Hogwild

    They also have some great stuff on their Bandcamp page (unreleased material, expanded editions). Particularly good on there:
    Prototypes and Patents
    The Maelstrom Tapes

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    I had the pleasure of seeing them once at Orion ( a Saturday Day show 2010 I think ). I bought the live Lost in Transit box which , I assume :-) , is pretty representative of their output.
    Pretty enjoyable. I like disc 5 a alot. Rain falls in Leicester & Baltimore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    Had not played RFIG in a long time and this thread got me to pull it out and put it on. YEAH! It's REALLY good. I had forgotten what an effective Syd trib it is.

    And while the Syd era Floyd is very evident, and great to listen to, I find the Emissary track has a lot of early Crimson flavors, especially in the percussion and the horns. A great song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    I had the pleasure of seeing them once at Orion ( a Saturday Day show 2010 I think ). I bought the live Lost in Transit box which , I assume :-) , is pretty representative of their output.
    Pretty enjoyable. I like disc 5 a alot. Rain falls in Leicester & Baltimore.

    I'm not sure where I was when this was going on. Not where I should have been, obviously. They can come back! Steve?

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    The Orion show was a damned good one. And I got that Lost in Transit set as well...some great RMI on there too.
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    there isnt a bad one. in fact rain falls is a lesser fave. i find it a bit dense at times for mytaste and what i expect from them, but still cool. frozen north emissaries, septentriol, zabriskie all great

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristi View Post
    I'm not sure where I was when this was going on. Not where I should have been, obviously. They can come back! Steve?
    You bring 'em, they'll play!

    P.S. They've been to Orion at least twice.

    P.S.S. It never fails to surprise me to learn how many people think I am paying for bands to come to the USA and tour (or for bands to tour at all) and if they ask me nicely, I will make it happen. Note to everyone: We report and promote the shows that the bands and/or their agents get for themselves. We do NOT send bands on tour. Not even if you ask nicely or not nicely....
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    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    You bring 'em, they'll play!

    P.S. They've been to Orion at least twice.
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    They've also played NEARfest and have performed in Philadelphia several times, as well as performing on the Stars End radio show several times.

    They're another band I wish I had the financial means to bring to Cleveland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    And they're very nice gentlemen
    All 3 of them are totally lovely, top-notch human beings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    You bring 'em, they'll play!

    P.S. They've been to Orion at least twice.

    P.S.S. It never fails to surprise me to learn how many people think I am paying for bands to come to the USA and tour (or for bands to tour at all) and if they ask me nicely, I will make it happen. Note to everyone: We report and promote the shows that the bands and/or their agents get for themselves. We do NOT send bands on tRsour. Not even if you ask nicely or not nicely....
    Good point! However, you have a line of communication that I certainly don't. It never hurts to ask.

    BTW, I could kick myself for all the shows at Orion I've missed. I'm trying to make up for that.

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    Knutsford In May is live and my favourite, I do tend to lean towards their earlier stuff and the appeal for me is the mellotron and guitar that they blend in with the Berlin sound.
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