The Gentle PeopleSimply Faboo

Label:Rephlex – CAT 088 CD
CD, Album
Genre:Electronic, Pop
Style:Downtempo, Easy Listening, Synth-pop, Leftfield, Lounge, Dance-pop, Ambient


1Shopping World6:12
2Mr Whisky2:24
3Groovin' With You
Written-By [Samples]Max Steiner
5Gentle People Are Love (Lactolite Mix)
Arranged By [Vocoder], Vocals [Additional]Amalgam One
Performer [Underwater Breath Control]Lorraine Bowen
Vocals [Additional]Michi-'O'
10Selenographic Oceans8:26
11Shopping World (Stepford Zombie Mix)4:50

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CD in jewel case with clear tray, housed in cardboard slipcase. Track times are not listed on release.

Track 3 contains samples From "Theme From A Summer Place" performed by Johnny Douglas and reproduced Courtesy of The Decca Record Company Limited, London. Written By Max Steiner - Warner / Chappell Music Ltd.

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"The audio-visual fromage collage which is the Gentle Experience is brought exclusively to you by four simply faboo individuals and all members of the Church Of Gentleness.
Remember, you too are simply faboo!"

"May the essence of gentle be forever with you and make your world simply faboo!"

A special edition of the album was made available on the iTunes store in 2007 featuring the bonus track "Toy" which is exclusive to the release.

All tracks Copyright Control.
℗&© 1999 Rephlex
Distributed in the UK.
Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 66908 00882 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): CAT088CD · MASTERED BY DOCDATA
  • Mastering SID Code (Mirrored): IFPI LA31

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Simply Faboo (2×LP, Album)RephlexCAT 088 LPUK1999
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Simply Faboo (CD, Album)Flavour Of SoundTFCK-87620Japan1999
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Simply Faboo (CD, Album, Promo, DIGIPAK )Flavour Of SoundTFCK-87620Japan1999
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Simply Faboo (Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release)Vox Studio (5), Rephlex (2)EX02405-74Ukraine2000
Simply Faboo (CD, Unofficial Release)EFA (2)15847 85Unknown



  • tony879's avatar
    Edited 3 years ago
    There’s a lot of different influences on this, from Daft Punk to Air and many other sources, and that’s not to say that the results are intriguing and occasionally rather beautiful. Take ‘Superstar’ this sounds like the French outfits lonely and romantic Vocoder dreams, but cleverly spins it into a heartbreakingly sad lament that I think is something to do with the Carpenters sung from Richard Carpenters point of view, it sounds quite timeless and not unlike ELO and Daft Punk in deep space. It’s really rather wonderful.
    ‘Groovin with you’ cleverly wraps EZ listening standard ‘theme from a summer place’ string samples round a lush pop song. ‘Parfum’ is strange and rather lovely.
    The whole album is a nice laid back tuneful affair that hangs together in a cohesive fashion. Plenty of unusual and clever moments that make you listen in a bit more closely.
    The fact it still sounds pretty fresh even after all this time is an indication of the quality musicianship, songwriting nous and production skills on display here.
    A bit more uptempo, groove laden and less expansive and ambient than their first, but just as interesting and enjoyable.
    What are you waiting for?
    • PikaSka's avatar
      Are we sure this has nothing to do with Animaniacs?
      • scoundrel's avatar
        <I>Simply Faboo</I>, the second album from the Gentle People is -- if you can believe it -- even more campy than their first. “Shopping World,” a paean to consumerism, whirls itself silly. The tracks here are less spacey than on <I>Soundtracks for Living</I>, but the mellow vibe is still in full force. Indeed, “Mr. Whisky” harkens back to French pop more than it does lounge music, but my favorite track, the dreamy “Groovin’ With You” is a piece of lounge perfection. Even though they craft actual songs on this album (“Hungover,” “Superstar”), the album overall isn’t as compelling as their earlier work. Sure, “Gentle People are Love” is a fun nu-disco track, but it isn’t startling. “Parfum,” which goes back to their brilliant lounge work, is startling. Overall, though, it still deserves a place in your collection. Visit the shopping world soon.


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