Belgian Pop/Ambient/Electronic group Hooverphonic release their latest album, In Wonderland. On this album you will hear multiple vocals, both male and female, with various timbres that give each song its own character. Yet another eclectic album from national pride Hooverphonic, with melancholy strings as common theme, that again succeeds in coming at us moody, innovative and creatively unfettered.
Sit Down and Listen to Hooverphonic, also known as Sit Down and Listen To, is an album by the Belgian band Hooverphonic. It was recorded live with an orchestra, but without any audience and was released in 2003. Acoustic sessions features 14 tracks including a beautiful rendition of Lee Hazelwood's 'My Autumn's Done Come' along with the new single 'The Last Thing I Need Is You'.
The President of the LSD Golf Club is the sixth studio album by the Belgian band Hooverphonic. The title The President of the LSD Golf Club was originally intended for The Magnificent Tree, but the title was not allowed by Sony, Hooverphonic's label at the time.The album has quite a different feel from previous Hooverphonic albums. The album was recorded with live musicians and made use of the mellotron, an electronic keyboard popularised by The Beatles' Strawberry Fields Forever. The sound of the album harks back to the psychedelic era of music but clearly retains a sense of modernity. Songs such as "Expedition Impossible" also have more of a traditional rock sound, compared to the sound of earlier Hooverphonic work.
The Belgian trio Hooverphonic haphazardly tinkers around with ambient pop on its debut album, A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular. Overall, it's a decent derivation of post-grunge and a healthy sampling of rising trip-hop and ambient electronica during the mid-'90s … The orchestration is tangled, but the artistic purpose of such musical beauty defines Hooverphonic's initial concept. A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular depicts a glossy confidence, but not sheer enough for a fully enigmatic sound. But that's perfectly fine – Hooverphonic characterizes its own grace with experimental soundscapes of melodic disarray, but just barely.
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.