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Hooverphonic

Hooverphonic are a Belgian ambient pop group who initially became known for their moody, playful take on trip-hop during the mid-'90s. Since then, the band's sound has evolved greatly, incorporating psychedelic, pop, and orchestral elements. The group's songs have appeared in numerous advertisements as well as film and television soundtracks, and they have a considerable fan base throughout the world. However, they are superstars in their native Belgium; starting with 1998's Blue Wonder Power Milk, all of their albums (including compilations and live recordings) have hit the Top Ten of the album charts, and five of them have reached the top spot.

Initially known as Hoover, the group was founded in 1995 by guitarist/programmer Alex Callier, keyboardist Frank Duchêne, and guitarist Raymond Geerts. The band cut its first demo with singer Esther Lybeert, and industrial musician Luc Van Acker (Revolting C**ks, Lords of Acid) encouraged the group to shop its music to record labels. Eventually the group signed with Sony, but Lybeert decided to leave the group, so Liesje Sadonius became Hoover's vocalist for the recording of their first album. Hoover made their initial splash contributing the song "2Wicky" (an eerie trip-hop number sampling both Pierre Henry and Isaac Hayes) to the soundtrack of the 1996 Bernardo Bertolucci film Stealing Beauty. The hit was followed by the full-length A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular, a trippy album filled with breakbeats and samples. By the time the album was issued in America in 1997, the group had changed its name to Hooverphonic in order to avoid confusion with other bands titled Hoover, as well as the American vacuum cleaner manufacturer.

Sadonius left Hooverphonic a short time later, as she was uninterested in touring, and she was replaced by 18-year-old vocalist Geike Arnaert in time to record 1998's Blue Wonder Power Milk. Less eccentric than their debut, the album proved to be a success, with multiple songs featuring in films and advertisements even a decade after the album's release. Duchêne left Hooverphonic, leaving them a trio for 2000's The Magnificent Tree. The disc was even more accessible, and a bigger hit, reaching number two on the Belgian charts. The group wrote the theme song for that year's European Football Championship, which took place in Brussels. They then released the concept album Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane, which became their first number one. This was followed by Sit Down and Listen to Hooverphonic, an album recorded live with an orchestra but without an audience. No More Sweet Music, a double CD including a remix disc, was released in 2005.

Hooverphonic left Sony in 2006 in protest of the lack of support from the label, releasing a singles compilation as a contractual obligation. In 2007 they signed with the powerhouse Belgian indie PIAS to release the psychedelic-influenced album The President of the LSD Golf Club, but shortly after its release, Arnaert left the band to pursue a solo career. Undeterred, the band began the search for a replacement. After receiving thousands of applications from all over the world, they finally decided on a young Belgian woman, Noémie Wolfs, who had almost no previous musical experience. Their first album with Wolfs on vocals, entitled The Night Before, was issued in 2010. The album's title track became their highest-charting single yet, reaching number three on the Belgian chart. The release also marked their return to Sony, as well as their shift toward a more mainstream adult contemporary sound.

In 2012, the group released Hooverphonic with Orchestra, which contained newly arranged recordings of previous hits, as well as a cover of Massive Attack's classic "Unfinished Sympathy." The album was a number one hit, and it was followed by the CD/DVD With Orchestra Live, also a chart-topper. The band continued its streak with 2013's Reflection. Wolfs decided to leave the band in 2015. Instead of finding another replacement, Callier and Geerts worked with a revolving cast of guest vocalists for their subsequent recordings and performances. Hooverphonic returned in 2016 with the Europop-leaning In Wonderland, which was yet another number one smash in Belgium. ~ Jason Ankeny & Paul Simpson
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Magnificent Tree

1. Autoharp

2. Mad About You

3. Waves

5. The Magnificent Tree

6. Vinegar & Salt

7. Frosted Flake Wood

8. Everytime We Live Together We Die A Bit More

9. Out Of Sight

10. Pink Fluffy Dinosaurs

11. L'odeur Animale

12. Renaissance Affair

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Track List: Blue Wonder Power Milk

1. Battersea

2. One Way Ride

3. Dictionary

4. Club Montepulciano

5. Eden

6. Lung

7. Electro Shock Faders

8. Out Of Tune

9. This Strange Effect

10. Renaissance Affair

11. Tuna

12. Magenta

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Track List: A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

1. Inhaler

2. 2Wicky

3. Wardrope

4. Plus Profond

5. Barabas

6. Cinderella

7. Nr 9

8. Sarangi

9. Someone

10. Revolver

11. Innervoice

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moleculematt
Hoover phonic we love you. I wish you had more hits. Neve heard of you guys yntil you showed up on my pandora. Very groovy. I want to discover more information about you guys.

WOOOÒOOOOOOO O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O Ò O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O .

That's what I think of you guys. Heard you were in California one time. Wasn't that fun. I wish I was there. Thank you for the likes. Thank you for sharing this music with all of us. You are an ama
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Smmmooth.... . .
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kikovazquez2 9
Biggy!! biggy!! biggy small is the ill list !!!!!!!
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I love Hooverphonic but Pandora needs more of their albums. Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane, No More Sweet Music, The President of the LSD Golf Club, and The Night Before.
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Good bump and ground music
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splouria
Ive been noticing a frightful under tone to some of the heavier trance mixes lately and intonations that variate from panic to agony and just wonder what is going on in the recording studio neiborhood or if the sound track is being imported from deep space nine!
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splouria
This sounds like some type of experience one would only hope to avoid!
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So who is the next lead vocalist for them? I say bring back Geike. She was the best... I think anyways. Though I like Amalfie. ..
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kulpjohn
Love Hooverhead and it goes great with Belgian beers.
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kulpjohn
Always loved Portishead and this is just as good!
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This s**t is too funky
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this has a sample of isaac hayes' walk on by in. it totally works
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Always dreamy
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Great
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Different than Wah but sui generis.
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As Austin Powers would say "Groovy real Groovy", no I just made that up.
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Wah wah!
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Ha 2Wicky anotha classic from my past
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Hooverphonic just oozes sexiness
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Just the perfect amount of throw back groove, good sound,like it a lot.. Used to have a hoovermatic and lived in Waterloo, Belgium guess I'm free associating, going nowhere with that one... The music moved me and I'm moved to the groove.
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erotiquemode
siiiick
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cool s**t
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i can dig the comparison to massive attack
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mellowcool.. . . . . . l i k e it
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Digging these Hoovermatic
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It's interesting how the bios mention albums that Pandora doesn't have in its collection. I haven't commented yet but Hooverphonic has been part of my music landscape and represents the mystery and magic of the music underground. Some of their stuff I'm not too keen on but then some is precious to me. There is so much more than 2Wicky, guys.
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This band is amazing.
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I'm basically a lover of progressive rock, but I do love this band. Well with Geike.. I haven't listened much to the new stuff, but find that I crave hearing Eden all the time.
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Love this band! When Geike left 2008, I was not open to Noémie playing the old Hooverphonic songs. I like the new album with her singing and have tried to enjoy her playing the older songs. I can still pop in the old CDs and have 2Wicky the way I remember..an y t i m e ! And like several other posts...wher e is the rest of Hooverphonic ' s discography? Like to hear MORE!
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eddiefire
Bustash amana quindi, fotali en di lama du rastan... It doesn't matter, you all get it anyway!
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rlkieffer1
Great vocal wow
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Sexy late summer night song.
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When do they get to do a Bond soundtrack?
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So love Hooverphonic .
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Awesome beat
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Prophet 6 ... 0 0 .. 9 1
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Reminds me of dead president s .
Good movie and soundtrack . :)
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amazing group
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aschaefer615 2
Hooverphonic is awesome. I heard one of there songs on a tv show from the 90s, but never checked out there other stuff.
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cigxn.gdp
If anyone is wondering, the sample is from a version of Walk on By performed by Isaac Hayes.
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Portishead 2: Electric Boogaloo
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vmulero
It would be nice is no more sweet music is on the list.
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DOn't Disturb!!! Im in a zone thanks to this song!!!
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Where are the newer albums? Booooooooooo o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o !
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pshah824
Biggie smalls sampled this in Warning
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@cnr112 -- the sample is Isaac Hayes' Walk on By -- http://www.y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = U K M j k j Z S b X w
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cnr112
Anyone know the sample used in this track?
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You found 2Wicky? Isn't it great? Did you know it was written by Burt Bacharach? Amazing, huh? Just goes to show that a musician is a musician is a musician and can change and grow.
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2Wicky just came on... I heard it only once on the radio on Chocalate City in 1997 and was lucky enough to record it on cassette? I was in High School back then. Right now, I am on base and I was laying down trying to go to sleep then it just suddenly came on and I recognized it in the beginning. I was like 'Wo Sh*t!' I can't believe it came on after all these years and now I know who it is. Awesome song!!!
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Thank you @heroshot!
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