If electronic keyboards and sequencers had been available back in the 1960s, I'm sure you could have walked into a smoky jazz club somewhere and heard the breezy swing of Koop's tender vocal jazz arrangements wafting through the umbrage. "Somewhere" probably would have taken you to Sweden, as Koop is essentially two Swedish electronic musicians / producers, Magnus Zingmark and Oscar Simonsson, joined by various jazz vocalists (both men and women), as well as soul singer Terry Callier (whom some out there may remember as an occasional collaborator with Beth Orton). A testament to their arrangement skills - when I'm listening to 'Waltz for Koop', I frequently forget that a good portion of the album is done electronically. Don't be turned off by the fact that there are guys wearing strange orange dresses on the cover.
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