Other Releases From This Artist

NANG072: Hiem & Phil Oakey : 2AM
NANG095: Various Artists : Beach Disco Sessions Volume 3
NANG103: Hiem : Escape From Division Street
NANG106: Hiem , FtRoots Manuva: DJ Culture
NANG108: Various Artists : Nang Presents The Array Volume 4
NANG114: Hiem : Freaky Nights
NANG121: Various Artists : Nang Presents The Array Volume 5
NANG125: Various Artists : Beach Disco Sessions Volume 5
NANG129: Various Artists : We Are Five
NANG131: Various Artists : We Are Five (Remixes)
NANG154: Hiem : Highlife
NANG166: Various Artists : The Array Volume 8
NANG171: Various Artists : Beach Disco Vol 8
NANG177: Various Artists : The Array Volume 9
 

Other Tracks By this Artist

Hiem & Phil Oakey : 2AM (Toomy Disco And Fernando Remix)
Hiem & Phil Oakey : 2AM (Hiem 1984 Rework)
Hiem & Phil Oakey : 2AM (Brioski Remix)
Hiem & Phil Oakey : 2AM (The Heels Of Love Remix)
Hiem & Phil Oakey : 2AM (The Free School Intepretation)
Hiem & Phil Oakey : 2AM (Radio Edit)
Hiem & Phil Oakey : 2AM (Toomy Disco And Fernando Remix)
Hiem : Freaky Nights
Hiem & Phil Oakey : 2AM
Hiem : Mutual Feeling
Hiem & Roots Manuva : DJ Culture
Hiem : Electricity
Hiem : 2BReal
Hiem : Lemon and Lime
Hiem : 1-2-3-4
Hiem : Startalk
Hiem : Partisan
Hiem : Maximal
Hiem : Pressure
Hiem , FtRoots Manuva: DJ Culture
Hiem , FtRoots Manuva: DJ Culture (Hiem 2013 Remix)
Hiem , FtRoots Manuva: DJ Culture (James Bright Remix)
Hiem , FtRoots Manuva: DJ Culture (Pete Herbert SFX)
Hiem , FtRoots Manuva: DJ Culture (DJ Maxximus & Derk Leyers Remix)
Hiem , FtRoots Manuva: DJ Culture (Pete Herbert IFX Instrumental)
Hiem & Roots Manuva : DJ Culture (James Bright Remix)
Hiem & Roots Manuva : DJ Culture (Funk'n'SloCuts Remix)
Hiem : Freaky Nights
Hiem : Freaky Nights (The Gemini Bros Twin Freaks Edit)
Hiem : Freaky Nights (DT Freaky Dub)
Hiem : Freaky Nights (Tim Paris Remix)
Hiem : Freaky Nights (Easy M Remix)
Hiem : Freaky Nights (Situation Electro Rework)
Hiem : Freaky Nights (Darabi Remix)
Hiem : Freaky Nights (Fitzroy North's Zesty Squarewave Version)
Hiem : Freaky Nights (The Gemini Bros Twin Freaks Edit)
Hiem : Freaky Nights (DT Freaky Dub)
Hiem & Roots Manuva : DJ Culture (James Bright Remix)
Hiem & Phil Oakey : 2AM (Si Begg Blippertronic House Remix)
Hiem : Highlife

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NANG153
Hiem
"Hotspace"

Next up on our album manoeuvres we head back up to Sheffield. "Hiem" are back with their 3rd album!

Next up on our album manoeuvres we head back up to Sheffield. "Hiem" are back with their 3rd album, the galactic cornucopia that is "Hotspace". It is a fine follow up to the 2013 "Escape from Division Street" released here on Nang. "Hiem" consist of dynamic duo of Nick Eastwood & Bozzwell (he was the live vocalist for "The All Seeing I" who scored a worldwide hit with "The Beat Goes On" in 1998).
We have always thought of Hiem as one part grown-up dance pop, one part fine 80's tinged songs and one part slightly weird and quirky. The third album doesn't disappoint managing to cram all those descriptions (and more) across ten fine songs.
Things open up with the recent single, the high fashion disco stomper "High Life". Pure Nang sound distilled down into one song. Driving bass, snaking sax and snazzy keys. Next it is a breather in the form of part one of the "Hotspace" song quadrilogy. Part one is a sombre scene setting piano piece sounding like a long lost Eno B-side from 1978. Next things kick off with the sparking night time shimmer of part 2, "Hot Space" itself. Percussive bass guitar and shimmering guitar wrap around the sci-fi themed tour de force.
Keeping things stratospheric we next slow things down for some sub-orbital slow-synth grooves with "Oxygene". To close off the Hotspace segment "Telepath" looms large with its pending-alien-invasion groove and slow pulsing basses. After a quick flip of the vinyl we slip and slide with a slow snaking groove of "My Evil Friend". Channelling some 10cc Dreadlock groove the pair next give us "That Girl She Made Me Cry".
On every Hiem record there is a that section of light relief. This time "Monkey Office" fills that space with a cautionary tale of 9-to-5-ism. To close off the album first is the Bowie-esqe low minimalism of "Gortlizer Park" and the slow perc-groove funk of "Sign Of The Times".
Album three, locked and loaded.

All songs written & Produced by Hiem (David Boswell "Bozzwell" and Nicco Eastwood).
"Sign of The Times" Engineered & Mixed by Robin Downe.
Vocals & Keys by David Boswell "Bozzwell" & Nicco Eastwood.
Drums on "Highlife" by Andrew Stenton.
Guitars by David Boswell "Bozzwell".
Bass by Nicco Eastwood.
Art cover & Graphic design by David Imbernon.
Published by Dharma Songs.
Mastered by Eugene @ Cromon Tor.
(P) & (C) 2017 Nang Records

1. Highlife Buy Track ( $0.94)
2. SSRI Buy Track ( $0.94)
3. Hot Space Buy Track ( $0.94)
4. Oxygene Buy Track ( $0.94)
5. Telepath Buy Track ( $0.94)
6. My Evil Friends Buy Track ( $0.94)
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