Vienna-born CID RIM, whose real name is Clemens Bacher, studied jazz drums at the Vienna Conservatory. Together with friends and comrades he founded the label Affine Records. Under the artist name CID RIM, Bacher toured South Africa several times starting in 2012, also at the invitation of “Damon Albarn's Africa Express,” in the context of which he collaborated with Brian Eno, Idris Elba and the musicians of the Gorillaz, among others. He won Gilles Peterson's World Wide Award for the official remix of Chvrches' “Recover” and subsequently worked with internationally renowned artists such as Sky Ferrera, The 1975 and Theophilus London. In 2017, his debut album “Material” was released on the Scottish label LuckyMe. In the autumn of 2021, CID RIM releases his second album, “Songs of Vienna”.
With “Songs of Vienna” stayed true to his drum-driven blend of jazz and electronic music, but still did a lot of things differently this time. At the core of each track on the album is an idea that originated on an old analogue synthesizer. In each studio where CID RIM had recorded over two years prior to releasing the albu, he took time for a short, hour-long session, recorded live and direct. These ideas turned into an album in Vienna that embodies not only CID RIM’s sound, but also that of his hometown.