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Doug Scharin: His Imperial Majesty

Mike Barnes, The Wire, December 2000

Doug Scharin's masterful polyrhythms provide the pulsing backbone for groups such as Rex, Codeine and Out In Worship, as well as his own outfit HIM. Mike Barnes hears why the Chicago drummer's equatorial rhythms sound equally at home on post-rock slowcore and urban slugHop labels.

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