Blue Wonder Power Milk

Blue Wonder Power Milk

by Hooverphonic
     
 

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Staying true to eclectic ambience through dramatic electronic music, Hooverphonic raise the pressure from their debut single "2Wicky" for a more passionate effort on their second album, Blue Wonder Power Milk. New vocalist Geike Arnaert captures an innocence that was practically blindsided on the first album by former lead singerSee more details below

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Staying true to eclectic ambience through dramatic electronic music, Hooverphonic raise the pressure from their debut single "2Wicky" for a more passionate effort on their second album, Blue Wonder Power Milk. New vocalist Geike Arnaert captures an innocence that was practically blindsided on the first album by former lead singer Liesje Sadonius. Blue Wonder Power Milk is intricately woven with string arrangements and pulsating dance club beats for a drowsy feel. Most songs featured on Blue Wonder Power Milk are guided by light strings, allowing Hooverphonic to gently fall into genres of indie pop, dream pop, and trip-hop, however each song does take on a life of its own -- slowly. Album opener "Battersea" arrives with Arnaert's breathy vocals for a spiraling drum'n'bass track about self-indulgence. "Club Montepulciano," which received moderate airplay on college radio and "Eden" both glide with an ethereal beauty, whereas "Lung" thrives with heavy guitar licks and throbbing Depeche Mode-like synths. Blue Wonder Power Milk attempts for a strong introduction, and while it is indeed enchanting, it's also slow to rise. It isn't until the latter part of the record where the music feels tight. Songs such as "Renaissance Affair" and "Tuna" both depict an artistical splendor. Both compose a naïveté, unlike "2Wicky," with its personal lyrics and impersonal orchestral mystery. "Magenta" is pure symphonic bliss -- raging keyboard hues are hard hitting with a delicate sensuality taking over the entire theme of the album. Blue Wonder Power Milk depicts what's yet to come from Hooverphonic, but also a sound that is unafraid to be young and wistful to be reworked in future albums.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972390925
catalogNumber:
723909

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hooverphonic   Primary Artist
Michael Davis   Trombone
Herb Besson   Trombone
Dave Richards   Upright Bass
Mark Plati   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals
Eric Bosteels   Percussion,Trombone,Cymbals,Drums,Tambourine,Hi Hat
Alex Callier   Fiddle,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ryoji Hata   Vocals
Frank Duchêne   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Raymond Geerts   Guitar
Ronny Mosuse   Bass
Liesje Sadonius   Vocals
Mark Steylaerts   Leader
Geike Arnaert   Vocals,Background Vocals,Low Vocals
Alex Van Aken   Horn
Rik Vercruyssen   Horn
Geike   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joris van den Hauwe   Conductor

Technical Credits

Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Mark Plati   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Rhythm Programming
Jed Hackett   Programming
Hooverphonic   Producer,Engineer
Eric Bosteels   Drum Fills
Alex Callier   Programming,String Arrangements
Frank Duchêne   Engineer
Bart Lemmens   Contributor
Karel Ingelaere   Contributor
Tine Janssens   Contributor
S. Pevenage   Contributor
Mark Steylaerts   Orchestra Leader
Christina Constantinesiu   Contributor
Herwig Corijn   Contributor
Joost Cuypen   Contributor
Henk de Bruycker   Contributor
Patrick de Neef   Contributor
Claire Delplanque   Contributor
Otto Derolez   Contributor
Greitje Francais   Contributor
Veronique Gilis   Contributor
Mauritz Goossens   Contributor
Marc Tooten   Contributor
P. Van Der Weerd   Contributor
Gunther Van Rompay   Contributor
Jan Buysschaert   Contributor
Joris van den Hauwe   Contributor

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