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COEM, the abbreviation of Coin Operated Entertainment Machine is a Belgium based art rock quartet with members living in Hasselt, Antwerp and Berlin. Originally formed in 1998 by Stoffel Hias and the brothers Jo and Marc Wetzels they release their debut album Wizzel Wo in (2000). (Single Put On Some Music (A-side))At first bringing a wide variety of lo-fi pop songs they soon evolve to more eclectic territory. Bandwi(d)thconsiderations (2001) being the first result of that. Pol Geusens shortly before joined the band and is responsible for the astonishing soundscapes and 'bluesy' feel. He also is involved in writing their third album Happiness Etc. (2004) but soon after the release he leaves the band. Enter Patrick Calvelo. With this wizard COEM releases Move / The Mountain (2006), a double EP inspired by indie rock (Move) and jazz (the Mountain, which was recorded in one day at the Marconi Studio for Radio 1 and basically consists of 4 improvised mountain-titled one takes and a remarkable cover version of Praga Khan's Breakfast in Vegas). In 2008 they release their 5th studio album We've got speakers on the outside of our spacecraft with special guest musicians Han Stubbe (DAAU, clarinet), Nathan Daems (sax) and Jelle Van Giel (vibraphone).


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