This hour long collage of Radio Massacre International material consists of previously unreleased material from various sessions between 2003-15, and might be seen as their version of `The Faust Tapes' in its construction. Endlessly fascinating, playing as a continuous suite, it is an unpredictable journey through many of the places RMI have found themselves in whilst working and improvising together.
Previously featured on Nick Hutchings' 'Velvet Sheep' website, this is the first physical release of this album.
The first pressing of this album has the incorrect Northern Echo Recordings Catalog number on it (i.e. NE-042 instead of NE-044). This will be corrected on future pressings.
This is, as always with RMI, a wonderful release of deep space, electronic music, closely aligned with the best of the “Berlin School.” The “Faust Tapes” analogy is good one from a structure standpoint (i.e. various “lost“ versions, unreleased tracks, and other odds and ends, mixed to run continuously, without discernible breaks between the pieces), although musically, this is less Faust and more Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, and Edgar Froese during their respective peaks.
This release is apparently still available from RMI’s website as a CDR, and has recently been made available for download on Bandcamp. The title on Bandcamp, at this moment, seems to be “Do Velvet Sheep Dream Of Space Rock?” but the artwork on Bandcamp displays the more the familiar title, “Do Electric Sheep Dream Of Space Rock?” so it’s unclear whether the title has actually been changed for the download version of this music to reflect the original availability of this disc on the Velvet Sheep website, or whether the current moniker of this release on Bandcamp is just a typographical mix up that may be corrected in the future. Either way, a sheep by any other name would still sound as sweet.