Album Release Date: 1998-2016
Genre: Downtempo music, Ambient music, Trip Hop, IDM, Experimental music
Music Record Label: Lotek Recordings, Disco Gecko
Codec: MP3 and FLAC tracks+.cue, Tracks
Quality: MP3 320kbps CBR and FLAC Lossless
Radium88 are Jema Davies (vocals, percussion, guitar) and Tim Thwaites (instruments and production). They met in Nottingham some time in the 90’s, bonding over a shared initial desire to make music that sounds the way William Gibson reads: dense and dark, futuristic and richly textured, yet with moments of humanity, hope and beauty.
In 2004 or thereabouts they stopped playing live, gradually shedding punk and hip-hop influences, absorbing instead ambient electronic and classical influences, and devoted their energies to recording a series of increasingly ambitious albums on their own Lotek Recordings label. These albums feature a wide range of live instrumentation in an electronic setting and were well received critically, with a number of tracks were used to soundtrack TV programmes.
In 2016, following a contribution to a much loved compilation on the Disco Gecko label – Strange-Eyed Constellations – they were offered the opportunity to release more material through Disco Gecko beginning with The Man Who Failed the Turing Test EP. This has been accompanied by a return to live performance.
Why this name?
Many people have come, asking that we reveal to them thesec. ret of our name. Now is the time for the story to be told. We named ourselves in commemoration of the 88 men, women and children who disappeared from the small town of Radium, Pennsylvania a few days after they had formed themselves into a society to explore their belief that all the other residents of Radium had been replaced with exact replicas. A bizarre and unproveable theory, you might think. No possible threat to anyone’s way of life. Then why, on the 8th of August, 1988 did every single member of this harmless group of speculative philosophers vanish, never to be seen again?
a melting pot of electronica, indie and proper melodic songwriting, influenced by moby, bjork, massive attack, underworld, portishead.
cubase and plug-ins for recording, novation bass station, moog rogue, roland sh101, yamaha and kawai modules, yamaha mixing desk, dynaudio monitors, hohner melodica, washburn, yamaha, ibanez, fender guitars, marshall and laney amps
Radium88 – A Valuable Addition to Our Modern Lifestyle
Album quality: 320kbps CBR
Playtime: 01:04:28 hrs
Size: 147,43 MB – 14 Files
1998 A Valuable Addition to Our Modern Lifestyle (Lotek Recordings, CHEEP10)
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