Monday, December 22, 2008

Kiem



K.I.E.M. is an abbreviation of "Klank Improvisatie Elektronische Muziek" (Sound Improvisation Electronic Music). Formed in 1982 in Rotterdam (always a great place for interesting rhythms)from oil drums, chains metal bins, anvils, anchors and other scraps from a wrecked tow-boat..

Kiem's sound is like a intelligent New Wave version of Test Dept, with some goofy humor thrown in the mix.

I remember getting this and a good chunk of my collection at Slipped Disc Records of Valley Stream NY, a great Metal store with a well curated New Wave section..

Kiem - Keam Lp - 1985 - Netherlands



Get that here:

KIEM

Hope you like

Clap Clap

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Oceanside and used to go to Slipped Disc in the early 80s. The word was that his parents gave him the money to keep it running. I remember his mother being there one day driving him crazy. They had a lot of product in general. I mostly bought buttons there. NYC was the place to go for collectible records, and there was a store on the island that sold all new LPs for $5. If I had a decent memory I'd remember where that was. Probably right past Massapequa on Sunrise Highway.

Emerson
oldpunks.com

oldskool said...

This was very strange at first, then it got more interesting, and after a few spins I loved it. Great, unusual music! Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Very nice and inspiring as if this is what Belafonte would sound like if he went slightly avante garde. A relaxing sound for the night. Thanks!

Hellbishop.