I H8 Camera was called to life for occasions when one (or 2) of the Love Substitutes members would be absent and still there was a chance on playing. IH8 Camera is fully, 100%, improvisation.
Musicians participating all pretty much know each other from the Belgian scene, have a good feel for each others’ style, give each other space, and when things tend to get out of hand or get boring someone will orchestrate and change what’s happening.
Craig Ward recorded many sessions, and mixed these into full CD releases, and 1 live CD was recorded on the Burg Herzberg festival in Germany.
Around 1996 Heyme joined Lionell Horrowitz & His Combo, a Belgium band founded in 1993 as “a neurotic chamber orchestra”, influenced by Fred Frith, Sonic Youth, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Marc Ribot, Brigitte Fontaine and others.
Their music was filled with samples, guitar noises, screaming background vocals and some really ‘unusual’ lyrics, taken from old magazines, dictionaries, the poems of Rimbaud, the stories of Rudy Trouvé. The band toured the alternative cinema circuit around Belgium and Holland with a self-made movie, “Dave’s Great Idea”, where they played the soundtrack live. Most songs from the soundtrack are released on their CD “Au Bain Marie”.
In 1993 Heyme went to visit Heaven Hotel, then the Home of Rudy Trouve, Jacky Billet and Dirk Belmans(Bassie) , and started jamming in the cellars. Their very first gig as Kiss My Jazz was on the opening of a mutual exhibition of Jacki, Rudy and Bassie, in a bar next to the red-light district in Antwerp, improvised over the screening of a self-made artistic movie.
Sort of a core of musicians were formed which were crucial for the development and live-perfomings of the band, with many guests showing up when available. The first gigs were done, and demos made by Rudy Trouvé (voice and guitar), Jacki Billet (Bass), Aarich Jepers (drums), Heyme Langbroek (trumpet), Elko Blijweert (guitar) and Stef Kamil Carlens (keyboard, percsussion, voice).. Many guests were involved in the making of the CD’s and appeared regularly on stage at live-gigs, among who David Robertson (voice), Mark Meyers (voice & guitar), Mauro Pawlowski, Buni & Lenski, Dirk D’Hooghe, Sheneik, Matthias Broeckaerts and more. On their legendary gig in the ballroom of the vooruit in Gent also Mark Ribot played along.
Kiss My Jazz released 3 full CD’s, 1 10″ vinyl and several singles. The last tour was done in January 2000.