HIM

HIM

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 was Egg. After some recording for Crooklyn Dub Consortium and Wordsound, HiM settled on a lineup of Scharin with Bundy K. Brown, Rob Mazurek and Jeff Parker, and members or occasional members of Tortoise.

Their first album was the underground hit Sworn Eyes, produced by Teo Macero. A few personnel changes followed, and the revamped lineup 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 Afrobeat Orchestra, Griffin Rodriguez from Need New Body, Adam Pierce (Mice Parade). The latest HiM records, released in 2008 and 2009, are collaborations between Doug Scharin, Josh Larue and the Tokyo based group, Ultra Living.

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