Koop is Oscar Simonsson & MagnusZingmark. When you listen to this band it sounds like a mini orchestra but what these two do is collect hundreds of small samples from different records and put them together to make the base track. I guess its an extremely tedious way to make music but its what gives them their sound! The vocals however are all real. They bring on guest singers like AneBrun, YukimiNagano, Hilde Louise Asbjornsen, Rob Gallagher and Mikael Sundin.AneBrun, YukimiNagano, Hilde Louise Asbjornsen, Rob Gallagher and Mikael Sundin. (all on the koop island blues album)
I first discovered Koop when i saw the new coke ad. I didn't know who the band was until I heard them in Uzair's car. Its so great when you have these revelations! I love the surreal and slightly ironic character of the music. Its one of those bands you listen to when you want an emotional boost, it also goes perfectly when you want one of those super mushy evenings with your significant other.
Strange love is one of their most popular songs and one of my favourite but koop island blues is more interesting. so much longing, so much pain, so beautiful!