12” vinyl including A2 sized poster and logo sticker.
On their sophomore album – aptly named “II” – Shem continue their research mission into the deep field of sonic improvisations, following up “The Hill AC” with a 40 minute journey into cosmic abysses, across obscured nightscapes and into the vastness of space.
Keeping up the momentum with a constant motorik groove, Shem explore both moments of atmospheric calm and distorted maelstroms of psychedelic bliss, offering the listener a gateway to descend into their realm of musical experimentations once again.
“II” displays the next step in a continuous creative process, and we hope you enjoy delving into these soundscapes as much as we enjoyed creating them!
Alexander Gallagher – Guitars
Joel Boye – Guitars
Tobias Brendel – Bass
Alex Meese – Synthesizers
Benjamin Maier – Drums
Recorded between September 2017 and February 2018
at Matti’s Space, Stuttgart-Weilimdorf.
Mixed by Alexander Gallagher.
Mastered at Eroc’s Mastering Ranch.
Artwork by Alexander Gallagher and Benjamin Maier.
Released by Clostridium Records.
Thanks to everyone who made this record possible!
Released March 5, 2021