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Freedom To Spend announce Rimarimba reissues

RVNG Intl. sub label Freedom To Spend have announced their latest release, a four-album dive into the catalogue of visionary 1980’s artist Robert Cox. Hailing from the coastal town of Felixstowe, Cox worked under the alias Rimarimba, forming a key part of a DIY tape-trading community that spanned continents and flourished upon the intersection of post-punk, industrial and minimalist music.

Cox’s idiosyncratic musical vocabulary is said to hinge upon a kind of hallucinatory minimalism, spun from an unbridled imagination and shot through with warm-hearted joy. Freedom To Spend are reissuing three of his albums, beginning with 1983’s ‘Below The Horizon‘, followed by 1984’s ‘On Dry Land‘ and 1985’s ‘In The Woods‘, alongside a new compilation of unreleased material, 1988’s ‘Light Metabolism Number Prague‘. Drawing on the work of minimalist luminaries Steve Reich, Philip Glass and Brian Eno, Cox created musical landscapes that live in “a fully contained world of trash and treasure, play and precocity.”

Freedom To Spend is an imprint focused on reissuing long-lost gems plucked from musical obscurity. The 2018 edition of 250 vinyl sets of all four Rimarimba albums will be the only opportunity to access ‘Light Metabolism Number Prague.’ Following that and through 2019, the other three albums will be made available independently, in a one-time edition of 750 copies. Each album features artwork reinterpreted from its original edition, and accompanying abstracts by Jon Dale.

The Rimarimba Collection is scheduled for release 21 September 2018 via Freedom To Spend. Order a copy here.


Light Metabolism Number Prague
01. Glass Abbatoir – End
02. Man & Horse Music (V2)
03. Egg Foo Young
04. Adding Up To 256
05. Tom & Jerry
06. Why Do You Squeak?
07. Tallis Sleeps
08. Gaelic Progress

Below The Horizon
01. Steady State
02. Metal
03. Gone To Hell In A Small Bucket
04. The Melting
05. The One That Got Away
06. Ships
07. Bebag

On Dry Land
01. Do Wonders For Me
02. Tacky Travel Tune
03. Crash
04. Fairground
05. Down From The Sky
06. I Wouldn’t Ask
07. Can’t You Feel It
08. Welsh Water
09. On The Range
10. Gnats
11. Cacoughanation
12. Sick
13. Spirit
14. Foulground
15. Machinebeat
16. Beyond Pain
17. Not Enough Time

In The Woods
01. Spafft Moutafft Seeall + California
02. In The Can
03. Firedance
04. Bamboo Link + Couldn’t Top The Demo
05. California + Saxes
06. Clearview
07. California + Bell
08. Gone To Hell In An Even Smaller Bucket
09. Xit
10. He’s A Good Lad
11. Pacific
12. From 6 To 13
13. California + Guitars
14. Fitall Wall
15. Gone To Hell In The Smallest Bucket Of All
16. Few Parameters
17. Bamboo Duck
18. Hey! Almost Chinese Ain’t It?

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