Koop ‎– Koop Islands

Studio !K7 ‎– !K7208CD
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1 Koop Island Blues
Clarinet – Magnus LindgrenDouble Bass – Martin HöperLyrics By [Co-Written] – Brun*Mandolin – Mats LindforsMarimba – Mattias StåhlTrombone – Karl FridVocals – Ane Brun
2 Come To Me
Bass [Walking] – Dan BerglundCymbal – Ola BothzénTrombone – Karl FridVocals – Yukimi Nagano
3 Forces...Darling
Bass [Walking] – Dan BerglundClarinet – Magnus LindgrenLyrics By [Co-Written] – Gallagher*Vibraphone – Mattias StåhlVocals – Earl Zinger
4 I See A Different You
Double Bass – Martin HöperPercussion [Brushes] – Ola BothzénVibraphone – Mattias StåhlVocals – Yukimi Nagano
5 Let's Elope
Baritone Saxophone – Magnus LindgrenDouble Bass – Martin HöperMarimba – Mattias StåhlPercussion – Ola BothzénVocals – Mikael Sundin
6 The Moonbounce
Double Bass – Martin HöperFlute – Magnus LindgrenPercussion – Ola Bothzén
7 Beyond The Son
Lyrics By [Co-Written] – Gallagher*Percussion – Ola BothzénVibraphone – Mattias StåhlVocals – Earl Zinger
8 Whenever There Is You
Double Bass – Martin HöperPercussion [Brushes] – Ola BothzénVocals – Yukimi Nagano
9 Drum Rhythm A (Music For Ballet Exercises)
Marimba – Ola Bothzén

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Made in Germany
℗ + © 2006 Diesel Music / Superstudio under exclusive license to !K7 Records
www.k-o-o-p.com www.super-studio.com

Recorded at Koopland Studios.
Mixed at Little Big Room.
Mastered at Calyx.

"The Moonbounce" contains a sample from "Moon Moods" by Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman (courtesy of EMI/Capitol).
The song "Whenever There Is You" last 3:01, but the real playing time is 4:01 because of one minute silence at the end of the song. The back cover shows 3:21.

Released in a 3-panel digipak with a die-cut front cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 730003720826
  • Matrix / Runout: [Sonopress Arvato logo] 51945545/P_K7208CD 21
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP 73
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0797
  • Label Code: LC 07306

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GRÅ C-6 Koop Koop Islands(CD, Album, Dig) Superstudio Grå GRÅ C-6 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
VIA-0049 Koop Koop Islands(CD, Album, Dig) Village Again VIA-0049 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
!K7208CD Koop Koop Islands(CD, Album, Promo) Studio !K7 !K7208CD Germany 2006 Sell This Version
237052-2 Koop Koop Islands(CD, Album) Atlantic 237052-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
COMPOST 234-2 Koop Koop Islands(CD, Album) Compost Records COMPOST 234-2 Germany 2006 Sell This Version


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August 3, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

After a long absence (with only a few remixes to tide us over) Koop finally returns with KOOP ISLANDS, and once again, they manage to make old-time jazz modern again. The opening track, “Koop Island Blues” sounds reminiscent of their remix of Astor Piazolla’s “Vuelvo al Sur,” while maintaining its own distinct hazy, dreamy vibe. But once again, it’s Yukimi Nagano who brings the house down—“Come To Me” has the cheery big-band jazz to get your fingers snapping, while “I See a Different You” ratchets up the romanticism with plenty of swelling strings. She slows things down for “Whenever There Is You,” which brings a nice torch song aspect to the album. But that’s not to diminish Earl Zinger’s contributions, though—his upbeat “Forces… Darling” are a swing dancer’s dream, and his spoken word reading on “Beyond the Son” is a mixture of poetry and mysterious confessional. But even the instrumentals, like the incredibly catchy “The Moonbounce,” have personality to spare. Although I miss the 3/4 rhythms that made WALTZ FOR KOOP both a musical and technical wonder, Koop once again make retro something entirely new.


November 28, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Koop is back! Whereas their previous album 'Waltz For Koop' oozes inner-city sophistication and subtlety, 'Koop Islands' goes right for the jugular with less surprises. Think Nicola Conte, two shades more languid. With its irresistible samba / blues style, the pieces flow seamlessly and effortlessly. They flirt and seduce with conga drums, fluttery flutes, saxophone solos, violins, vibraphones, rhodes, jazzy piano, and gorgeous vocals delivering catchy melodies one after another. Koop has that inimitable ability to warm your heart and make you smile to yourself. So enjoy, don your favourite beach wear and sunglasses, sip Long Island Tea and dance yourself silly under the summer sun (pun intended). Welcome to Koop Island!

P.S. Word has it that the Japanese release includes a Markus Enochson remix of the delicious 'I See A Different You'. Enjoy!