on February 3, 2004
Not necessarily a review, but a request that Amazon.com somehow splits up the two absolutely dissimilar artists named HIM. This 'H.I.M.' (or HiM) is the brainchild of Doug Scharin, Chicago jazz/post-rock impresario. The other 'Him' is (I guess) some sort of Scandinavian goth-metal. I haven't heard the goth 'Him' so I can not attest to their musical ability, but I doubt they are anywhere near as intense as Doug Scharin's earlier group 'June of 44' (& if you doubt, get a copy of 'Sharks & Sailors'). Either way, a list of the jazz/post-rock 'H.I.M.' recordings available on Amazon may be in order:
"Our Point of Departure"
"Many In High Places Are Not Well"
There are also a series of EPs on vinyl, and a split LP with the Dylan Group. Hopefully this will solve some confusion.