Koop – Koop Island Blues

Koop – Koop Island Blues

While Koop’s music sounds like it’s played by a small orchestra, the music is based on samples. (Details below)

Koop is Oscar Simonsson & Magnus Zingmark.

via KoopFilm:

All the drums, strings, horn sections and choires are actually sampled! This is a very time consuming way to make music (it’s one of the reasons it takes such long time to make a koop album), but it’s the only way to create the surreal Koop sound.

One thing though, that for sure aren’t sampled, is the vocals. Many singers has blessed the Koop albums with their talent, and on Koop Islands the singers are : Ane Brun, Yukimi Nagano, Hilde Louise Asbjornsen, Earl Zinger and Mikael Sundin. Koop Island Blues is sung by Ane Brun and it’s taken from the album “Koop Islands”.

The video was shot in Paris by J.F. Julian (director) and is starring french actor Mia Jacob.

Lyrics:
Hello my love
It’s getting cold on this island
I’m sad alone
I’m so sad on my own
The truth is
We were much too young
Now I’m looking for you
Or anyone like you

We said goodbye
With a smile on our faces
Now you’re alone
You’re so sad on your own
The truth is
We run out of time
Now youre looking for me
Or anyone like me

Na na na na

Hello my love
It’s getting cold on this island
I’m sad alone
I’m so sad on my own
The truth is
We were much too young
Now I’m looking for you
Or anyone like you

9 thoughts on “Koop – Koop Island Blues

  1. Norcal Emu: totally agree, but it depends how the recording comes about. If one builds up a track out of nothing, one might end up with this kind of thing, which is different from conceiving a song, scoring it and having the means to record it with a full brass section / string quartet / jazz combo. And these guys / gals are intimidatingly good at being live! It would be a dream of mine to play with, say, a real jazz combo but … that's live music. This is recording. It's a different world. Recording is one of these arenas where one might enjoy, to paraphrase Stanley Kubrick 'total, annihilating, control' over every last nanosecond; the sort of nerdish appeal of the lovingly crafted model railway set.

  2. But even I can appreciate that the artistic endeavour here is NOT to use the traditional approach of employing musicians, but rather to compose the piece from “recycled” sounds. It’s as much about the process as the product. As a song, I consider it to be lovely but not special. As a keen composer whose ambitions are constantly thwarted by my incompetent musicianship, I am impressed and excited by the technical realization of this piece.

    Besides, some jazz musicians are an absolute PITA to work with.

  3. But even I can appreciate that the artistic endeavour here is NOT to use the traditional approach of employing musicians, but rather to compose the piece from “recycled” sounds. It’s as much about the process as the product. As a song, I consider it to be lovely but not special. As a keen composer whose ambitions are constantly thwarted by my incompetent musicianship, I am impressed and excited by the technical realization of this piece.

    Besides, some jazz musicians are an absolute PITA to work with.

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    Now people can judge for themselves just how clever that comment was…..

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