Music from Sweden – Koop

The Swedish music group co-op consists of the jazz musicians and producers Zingmark Magnus and Oscar Simonsson. Zingmark and Simonsson met in 1995 in Uppsala, but soon moved to Stockholm, where they recorded their debut album in 1998 which appeared Sons of Koop. The musical style ranges from Nu Jazz, Easy Listening and Ambient.(wiki)

When listening to Koops music it’s somehow easy to believe that it’s played by a small orchestra, but in fact the music is based on samples. Thousands of small clips from records puzzled together into new songs. 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, Rob Gallagher and Mikael Sundin. Koop Island Blues is sung by Ane Brun and is taken from the album “Koop Islands”. JF Julian directed the video in Paris. Starring french actor Mia Jacob. (youtube)

 

Music from Sweden – Looptroop

From the Swedish hip-hop group made up of Promoe (Mårten Edh), Supreme (Mathias Lundh-Isen), DJ/Producer Embee (Magnus Bergkvist) and CosM.I.C (Tommy Isacsson). Listen to their great track “Feel So Good”:

Music from Iran/Sweden – Laleh

Laleh, born in 1982 in Iran, is a swedisch actor and singer. She is very well known for her nice pop and indie folk music and had a huge succes with her album ‘Sjung’. Listen to her song “Some Die Young”:

Also listen to her great song “Vårens Första Dag”, in english “Spring’s First Day”:

Music from Sweden – Black Ingvars

Black Ingvars is a swedish fun metal band, formed in 1995. Listen to their nice piece “Här Kommer Pippi Långstrump”, as a version of the Pippi Longstocking title song:

Music from Sweden – Eagle-Eye Cherry

Eagle-Eye Cherry, born in 1968, is a swedish rock, alternative and acoustic musician. He’s best known for his hit singel “Save Tonight”:

Listen to a stunning good remix by Max Gamper and Dadoni: