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 choirs 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, and some fine musicians has also participated on the album playing solos, percussion and bass.
When playing live Koop transforms into a 7-9 piece swing orchestra including one or two singers, and the main mission is to make people move their feet.
Koop themselves play piano/accordion (Oscar), sampler (Magnus), and wear dresses.
Magnus (left) and Oscar (right)
See and hear more at Koop's website!
POSTED BY ELAINE ARMEN