Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Do The Whirlwind: Hooverphonic on KCRW

Hooverphonic is yet another entry under that hard-to-define trip-hop tag. What I've heard has really been more pop than hop, as the band weaves instrumentation ranging from synths to strings with vocalist Geike Arnaert's rapturous voice to glorious effect. In another case of inevitable connections, Kyoko Baertsoen, another singer, collaborated with Rhys Fulber of Delerium, whom you'll be hearing more of shortly. If you're at all inclined to this sort of stuff, I highly recommend it.

This short but sweet set was recorded on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic on September 26th, 2000. It's a bit more straight-forward in that the electronics are diminished, but Geike's voice remains a highlight.


1. 2 Wicky
2. L'Odeur Animale
3. Jackie Cane
4. Je T'aime Moi Non Plus / Eden
5. Mad About You

Vacuum Cleaning: Here

In other news...

Kwaya Na Kisser has Silversun Pickups' recent KCRW set, and rbally has live Mogwai up.


Chris (CPAOI) said...

Yeah, definitely. I downloaded Asobi Seksu's Citrus after Pitchfork reviewed it and, combined with my recent discovery of Loveless pretty much sparked my interest in the genre. See you on AIM.

Arivia said...

It just isn't Rhys Fulber without mentions of Conjure One, FLA, and lots of production credits (Fear Factory, and you don't even want to hear the next one I thought of).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Hooverphonic hook up. I agree that they are very hard to define. I have always seen them on Amazon as a recommendation- but was never really impressed- i think they tried to hard...either way thanks.

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