Rain Falls in Grey
by Radio Massacre International
Review by Ernest Lilley
CUNEIFORM Audio CD ISBN/ITEM#: B000U1XITO
Date: 02 October 2007 List Price $18.98 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Links: Radio Massacre International Official Site / Cuneiform Records Page / Show Article /
Product Description: Radio Massacre International is a British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar, synthesizers). These three musicians have worked together in various configurations since they were 16 year old students in the 70's and formed R.M.I. in 1993. Their second Cuneiform release (and the band's 27th overall) is something quite different from the band's previous work. Best known for electronic space music for keyboards, electronics and guitars, here Radio Massacre have expanded greatly upon their usual sound and also use conventional rock instrumentation, adding bass and drums, to create a sincere and moving tribute to Syd Barrett, and in doing so, manage to capture some of the psychedelic magic of 1967-1968. This album features a really striking cover by Daevid Allen, which is also a hommage to Syd.