Cult Sheffield Electronic act HIEM are Nick Eastwood from art rock band Venini (which included members from Pulp, Clock DVA & Ladytron) & David Boswell aka Bozzwell (member of The All Seeing I). They are operating together episodically and have produced landmark releases on Crosstown Rebels, Eskimo or Nang and and scored vocal featurings from The Human Leagues ’s Phil Oakey and Roots Manuva. Bozz is a longstanding acquaintance of Subfield’s Mugwump as he released music on his now defunct noughties label Suicide recordings (home of Padded Cell, Future Beat Alliance, Jamie Liddell & The Subs).
HIEM’s Esoteric EP has all what it takes to satisfy yer growing thirst for ritualism. The original of « Moonwitch and Tarot” is a blurred and dark house number with psych chants coming with two remixes, by the one-and-only Manfredas (Les Disques De La Mort) and by Canadian upcoming disco-tech outfit Ami Moderne. The EP rounds off with « Frightened by Strangers » which grasps Hiem’s postpunk electropop sensibilities onto a ballade in the North of England, post-Brexit.
More bona-fide cross-polination from Mugwump’s Subfield label.
Supported by ALFOS, Tiga, Michaël Mayer, Optimo, Tim Sweeney, Ransom Note, Test Pressing, Como Las Grecas, DaMusic
Release date :
Feb 17 – “Moonwith & Tarot” original version
Mar 12 – “Esoteric EP” with “Moonwith & Tarot” Manfredas remix as focus track.
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