KUGKmusique is in cooperation with the spanish music-production
(head of direction: JOSE LOPEZ). GOEM is one artist of them.
Goem "Acht Centimeter" MiniCD
Goem use for their experiments a small electronic device called
"The Student Stimulator" most likely it was
part of a research program exploring the mysteries of human sleep,
by adding sound effects,
analogue synthesizers and filtering Goem gets a minimal pulse
(techno) than as 'glitch' or 'clicks & cuts'.
In best Dutch tradition, Goem shows techno in its purest form.
Goem started mid 1996 when Roel Meelkop gave Frans de Waard a
small electronic device, which he found in a thriftshop in Rotterdam.
The device was called the Student Stimulator. Until today it is
unknown what it was used for, but most likely it was part of a
research program exploring the mysteries of human sleep. The machine
just generates pulses, of which speed and intensity can be changed.
Frans dabbled around with the machine using Steve Reich's Phase
Shifting techniques and presented a demo back to Roel, who thought
it was 'interesting', but not as an end-result. Upon his suggestion,
the two re-worked the original demo, by adding sound effects,
analogue synthesizers and filtering. Most of those sessions ended
up on the first CD 'Stud Stim', which was released mid 1997 by
By this time, Goem were invited at very short notice to play in
Barcelona, during a side festival of Sonar. Roel and Frans invited
Peter Duimelinks to join forces and since then Goem are a trio.
The debut concert was an open air event in the old centre near
the Barcelona Museum of Modern Art.
Since then Goem have played many concerts in normal concert halls,
but also at the Moderne Musseet in Stockholm, art galleries, a
boat, a camping, Transmediale (Berlin), Galerie Fuer Zeitgenossische
Kunst and the Earational festival in The Netherlands. One live
recording made at the VPRO radio studios has been released on
CD by Staalplaat as part of the Mort Aux Vaches series.
Goem have released works on Raster Music, Noise Museum, Staalplaat
and in the near future on Ash International, Ethernity, Fourth
Dimension and 12K. Goem have been part of compilations by Mille
Plateaux, 12K, Bip Hop and have remixed tracks of David Kristian,
Ultra Milkmaids, Super Furry Animals and Auch.
Goem's music is better describe