IEM

This project developed out of Steven’s interest in experimental music from the sixties, seventies and beyond, most especially focused on krautrock and the cosmic jazz of artists like Sun Ra. The project is almost entirely instrumental and largely improvised. Three albums and an EP were issued between 1996-2001.  The project is now discontinued with all albums out of print, but the complete IEM recordings can be downloaded from Burning Shed.

January 1996 – I.E.M.

(Chromatic Records LP – CHR01 black / Delerium Records CD – DELEC CD047) DELETED
Reissued on IEM : 1996-99 in 2005.

1. The Gospel According to the I.E.M. (12.56)
2. The Last Will and Testament of Emma Peel (8.08)
3. Fie Kesh (8.23)
4. Deafman (9.01)
5. Headphone Dust (6.18)

Track 5 not on vinyl edition.

April 1999 – An Escalator to Christmas

(Tone Float 12 inch single – 12 TF 10) DELETED
Limited edition of 500 copies in 5 different coloured vinyls – yellow, blue, green, red and black.
Reissued on IEM : 1996-99 in 2005.

SIDE A

1. Telegraph (0.13)
2. Extract from “4 Ways” (0.03)
3. B.C. (0.34)
4. Sign Language (3.04)
5. Space Cadet (0.25)
6. Any Note You Want (0.31)
7. An Escalator to Xmas (3.22)
8. Mind (0.05)
9. In Place of a Requiem (2.07)
10. Telegraph (0.08)

SIDE B

1. Headphone Dust (6.18)

“Headphone Dust” was also included as an extra track on the CD version of the first I.E.M. album

May 2001 – Arcadia Son

(Gates of Dawn LP – GOD006 / Headphone Dust CD – IEM02)
Vinyl edition limited to 500 copies – CD version issued Dec 2001.

SIDE A

1. Wreck (1.25)
2. Beth Krasky (0.26)
3. We Are Not Alone (7.28)
4. Cicadian Haze (6.11)
5. Politician (1.08)
6. Arcadia Son (7.48)

SIDE B

7. Shadow of a Twisted Hand Across My House (20.20)
8. Goldilocks Age 4 (1.10)

The second IEM album.

September 2001 – IEM Have Come For Your Children

(Headphone Dust CD – IEM01)
Limited edition of 1000 copies. SOLD OUT

1. Untitled (35.37)
2. Untitled (7.52)
3. Untitled (7.12)
4. Untitled (12.02)
5. Untitled (5.29)
6. Untitled (4.28)

The third IEM album mostly uses improvisations from 1999 as source material, heavily reconstructed and overdubbed in the studio in August 2001. The exception is track 6 which is a piece for hammered dulcimer and mellotron choir.

September 2005 – I.E.M. : 1996-1999

(Headphone Dust – HDIEMCD8)

1. The Gospel According to the I.E.M. (12.58)
2. The Last Will and Testament of Emma Peel (8.12)
3. Fie Kesh (8.23)
4. Deafman (9.02)
5. An Escalator to Christmas (10.33)
6. Headphone Dust (6.11)
7. Interview (0.27)
8. An Escalator to Xmas – extended mix (13.04)

Remastered collection of all the IEM music recorded between 1996-99, including the whole of the first album, the Escalator to Christmas 12 inch single, and bonus material.

Also isued on 2LP set by ToneFloat in March 2007.

June 2010 – Untitled (Complete IEM)

(ToneFloat 4xCD BOX SET)

CD ONE – IEM

1. The Gospel According to the I.E.M. (12.56)
2. The Last Will and Testament of Emma Peel (8.08)
3. Fie Kesh (8.23)
4. Deafman (9.01)

CD TWO – An Escalator to Xmas

1. An Escalator to Christmas (10.33)
2. Headphone Dust (6.11)
3. Interview (0.27)
4. An Escalator to Xmas – extended mix (13.04)
5. IEM Have Come For Your Children (vinyl bonus track) (8.11)

CD THREE – Arcadia Son

1. Wreck (1.25)
2. Beth Krasky (0.26)
3. We Are Not Alone (7.28)
4. Cicadian Haze (6.11)
5. Politician (1.08)
6. Arcadia Son (7.48)
7. Shadow of a Twisted Hand Across My House (20.20)
8. Goldilocks Age 4 (1.10)

CD FOUR – IEM Have Come For Your Children

1. Untitled (35.37)
2. Untitled (7.52)
3. Untitled (7.12)
4. Untitled (12.02)
5. Untitled (5.29)
6. Untitled (4.28)

Remastered reissue of all the music recorded by SW as IEM between 1996-01, including the 3 albums, the Escalator to Christmas 12 inch single, and bonus material only included on various reissues. Limited edition of 2,000 copies in deluxe hardback slipcase, complete with 60 page booklet, and with the 4 discs each housed in a Japanese style mini album sleeve.