HiM (US dub/post rock)

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Not to be confused with the goth band HIM, short for His Infernal Majesty.

Annotation last modified on 2006-07-07 10:22 UTC.


HiM is a dub influenced post-rock group formed in 1995 by Doug Scharin, drummer for the bands Codeine, Rex and June of 44. Their first album, Egg, was their most dub-based effort. Each successive album has gone more in a quasi-world music direction. After some recording for Crooklyn Dub Consortium and Wordsound, "Interpretive Belief System", HiM settled on a lineup of Scharin with Bundy K. Brown, Rob Mazurek and Jeff Parker, members or occasional members of Tortoise and Isotope 217. Their first album was the underground hit Sworn Eyes, produced by Doug Scharin. A few personnel changes followed, and the revamped lineup including members of June of 44. Golden released Our Point of Departure in 1999, which signified a very clear shift toward a more jazz-like sound, followed by a major American and European tour. In 2003, HiM released Many In High Places Are Not Well on Fat Cat Records, which was received as their most successful and fully realized release. Peoples was released in mid-2006, featuring a cleaner sound with more vocals than any of HiM's previous releases. Included in this line-up are Martin Perna and Jordan McLean from Antibalas, Griffin Rodriguez from Need New Body/Icy Demons, Adam Pierce (Mice Parade). The latest HiM records, "1110" and ,released in 2008 and 2009 on Afterhours in Tokyo, are collaborations between Doug Scharin, Josh Larue and the Tokyo-based group, Ultra Living.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Egg HiM 1
1997 Interpretive Belief Systems HiM 1
1999 Sworn Eyes HiM 1
2000 Our Point of Departure HiM 1
2001 New Features HiM 2
2003 Many in High Places Are Not Well HiM 2
2005 Peoples HiM 2
2010 HiM 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 HiM / Rujan HiM / Rujan 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Dylan Group / HiM The Dylan Group / HiM 1
2001 Five & Six in Dub HiM 1
2003 Lila HiM 1

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