Rimarimba ‘In The Woods’

01 Spafft Moutafft Seeall + California (4:34)
02 In The Can (0:34)
03 Firedance (0:09)
04 Bamboo Link + Couldn’t Top The Demo (3:00)
05 California + Saxes (0:48)
06 Clearview (2:33)
07 California + Bell (2:08)
08 Gone To Hell In A Bucket I (3:29)
09 xit (3:12)
10 He’s A Good Lad (1:20)
11 Pacific (2:37)
12 From 6 To 13 (3:11)
13 California + Guitars (2:26)
14 Fitall Wall + Gone To Hell In A Bucket II (2:59)
15 Few Parameters (4:38)
16 Bamboo Duck (1:10)
17 Hey! Almost Chinese Ain’t It? (4:47)

Total time: 43:27
LP released on Unlikely Records, 1985

Rimarimba and Unlikely Records were the brainchild of Robert Cox. Between 1981 and 1985, Unlikely released cassettes and LPs by Cox’s own projects under various guises, as well as Milovan Srdenovic ‘Voodoo Bastard’. ‘In The Woods’ is the second Rimarimba LP, this time with the assistance from Davy Walklett (guitar) and Lenny Bove on a few tracks. Rimarimba’s music is mostly keyboard based with the occasional sampler oddity, weird treated vocals or guitar. Tracks are build on synth loops, interesting electronic sonorities, melodic counterpoint and humour. Rimarimaba’s great achievement on this LP also relies on rhythm, with the use of complex rhythms intertwined with exquisite melodies. To this listener, the music is reminiscent of post-RIO bands like ZNR or Débile Menthol, with a naivety a la Look De Book or even Klimperei. Track titles are indeed very descriptive of the content, and very funny at that. This legendary LP still sounds fresh today.



  • Various cassette releases as Robert Cox, The Same or General Motors ca 1981-83 on Unlikely Records (see picture below) and Peeved.

4 LPs as Rimarimba:

  • Below The Horizon, cassette on Unlikely,
    LP reissue on Cordelia Records, 1985
  • In The Woods, LP on Unlikely Records, 1985
  • On Dry Land, LP on Cordelia Records , 1985
  • Chicago Death Excretion Geometry, LP on Hamster Records, 1987

7 Responses to “Rimarimba ‘In The Woods’”

  1. 1 Nenad Vujic July 12, 2008 at 9:36 pm



  2. 2 continuo July 12, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Nenad. Glad to hear from you again. When do you start a new blog?

  3. 3 Nenad Vujic July 13, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    hardly anytime soon :(

    i just leave unfinished stuff all over internet.

    all the best to you,

  4. 4 Rob Andrews May 26, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I have a couple of Unlikely tapes that aren’t listed on your page for “In the Woods” by Rimarimba. I also have a tape that belongs to Robert Cox and have beenlooking for a contact address for him. Is it possible for you to send me his e-mail address?

  5. 5 continuo May 27, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Hi, Rob. Any additional Unlikely tape is welcome on the blog. I’ll get in touch with you back channel for other details.

  6. 6 Zhokhoo September 19, 2011 at 6:21 am

    muyy buenoo,, exelente, recordaba buenos momentos en la creacionn¡¡¡¡

  7. 7 Sir Henry Rawlinson March 16, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Try robert_cox53@hotmail.co.uk and/or check out the Unlikely Recordings YouTube channel.

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