Many in High Places Are Not Well

Many in High Places Are Not Well

by HiM
     
 

H.I.M.'s Douglas Scharin took a brief break after 2001's New Features, then regrouped H.I.M. with some familiar faces as well as a few new ones for the group's second record for Bubble Core, 2003's Many in High Places Are Not Well. Collaborators include Joshua LaRue,…  See more details below

Overview

H.I.M.'s Douglas Scharin took a brief break after 2001's New Features, then regrouped H.I.M. with some familiar faces as well as a few new ones for the group's second record for Bubble Core, 2003's Many in High Places Are Not Well. Collaborators include Joshua LaRue, Fred Erskine, and Rob Mazurek, and vocalist Christian Dautresme (from the Letter E). The band is workmanlike and innovative; proving themselves capable of highly percussive jams with the motorische qualities of Can and offer many glimpses of polyrhythms (a two-drummer attack helps here). For the opener, "Elementals," H.I.M.. sounds like an Afro-beat group playing against each other, with a horn section following not Fela Kuti's lead, but Stereolab's. Dautresme's performance on "Slow Slow Slow," along with "The Way Trees Are" are the highlights of the album; with warmth coming from the slinky basslines and nearly wordless vocalizing; while at the same time, a coolness comes into the mix from the horn section, a shimmering guitar, and a two-man drum kit.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2003
Label:
Bubble Core
UPC:
0600116003928
catalogNumber:
39

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

HiM   Primary Artist
Abdou M'Boup   Kora
Rob Mazurek   Cornet
Doug Scharin   Percussion,Drums,Clavinet,Vibes,fender rhodes,electronics
Joe Goldring   Organ,Guitar,Pump Organ
Christian Dautresme   Voices
Adam Pierce   Acoustic Guitar,Voices
Julie Liu   Violin
David Pavkovic   Drums
Fred Erskine   Electric Bass,Wurlitzer
Joshua LaRue   Guitar,Clavinet
Dominic Johnson   Cello,Viola
Carlo Cennamo   Alto,Alto Saxophone
Griffin Rodriguez   Electric Bass,Hammond Organ,Voices,Clavinet,Upright Bass,Wurlitzer
Matt Schneider   Guitar
Kristin Voltysdottir   Voices
Amelia Liu Sun Scharin   Voices
Josh Barman   Cornet
Josh Berman   Cornet
Christian Dautresme   Vocals

Technical Credits

Doug Scharin   Audio Production
Bundy K. Brown   Engineer
Christian Dautresme   Composer
David Pavkovic   Programming
Adam Price   Engineer

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