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Koop — Koop Island Blues (w/ Ane Brun)
Album: Koop Islands
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Released: 2006
Length: 4:31
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Hello my love, it's getting cold on this island
I'm sad alone, I'm so sad on my own
The truth is we were much too young
Now I'm looking for you or anyone like you.

We said goodbye with the smile on our faces
Now you're alone, you're so sad on your own
The truth is we run out of the time
Now you're looking for me or anyone like me.

Na na na na?

Hello my love, it's getting cold on this island
I'm sad alone, I'm so sad on my own
The truth is we were much too young
Now I'm looking for you or anyone like you.
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it's been too long since I've heard this on RP. So nice to wile away the evening away listening to it again.
Ane Brun is wonderful- love her stuff!
I LOVE Ane Brun!
 uksminas wrote:



Exactly
 wifesboyfriend wrote:

This is like Gotan Project.




No it's not. It's Koop, and it's unique. Don't compare. Never.
This is like Gotan Project.
 Edweirdo wrote:

Me.  Animated GIFs are an abomination.


I have a condition,  maybe I caught it from something...
someone! Probably a musician
.            Or a bird.          It's a bird
a Koop !  I caught it from a Koop!!  And the only remedy is more RP tunes 
......cluk, kuk,   kluk kluk....

KOOOOP!!🐣
 Edweirdo wrote:

Me.  Animated GIFs are an abomination.
Would you like a little cheese with that whine.

That clarinet solo 👍👍👍
Is the accordeon player forgetting a flat note at the end?
 Xstar wrote:



Who! rates an image like this thumbs down?

Me.  Animated GIFs are an abomination.
 Sofa_King wrote:



Who! rates an image like this thumbs down?
Makes me want to learn to play clarinet. And that's really saying something!
 DunstanBurke wrote:

Caution: corn syrup will cause ear decay.


It works better if you put it Uranus
 MJdub wrote:

Same comment I made on the other Koop song played on RP:

A few years ago I worked in a hotel that used an iPod Shuffle for their lobby background music.  If I recall correctly it had 18 songs on it.  This was one of them (that other Koop song was too).  If you just passed through the lobby briefly a few times during your stay, you were fine, but otherwise you started to notice songs repeating.  And if you worked there every day, it got extremely annoying!  We put up with that playlist for at least a year!

I was really annoyed by this song but never actually listened to it other than at a low level in the echo-y hotel lobby.  Now that I hear it on RP I realize that it's actually enjoyable.  I like the vocals.  I definitely cringed the first time I heard it on here but I'm glad that RP was able to "fix" this song for me!



A few years ago I was at a local coffee shop and heard a Leonard Cohen song that was in rotation on RP at the time. I asked and yes, the coffee shop playing RP. Too bad your hotel didn't just plain put RP on for all to enjoy!
I absolutely love this song. Started at an 8 but it's going to 9. 
 Proclivities wrote:

Yes: clarinet, marimba, and trombone.  Cool arrangement.

All samples.
every time I hear something by Koop I am transported into some 50s mood musically - and think of French New Wave cinema. There was a lot to detest about the 50s (architecture combined with 'economic revitalization' of beautiful old buildings/neighborhoods, for example) but this works for me. And the vocalists are so amazing...also enjoy Moonbounce
nicely, if a little too quietly, used in Breaking Bad. First or second season flashback scene with Walt's old partner in the chemistry business.
Love this sound
Today in "Weird Internet Coincidences": I just heard this song being mentioned as an inspiration for a story on the Science Fiction Podcast "Escape Pod".
 Sofa_King wrote:
 SCAD Grad!

Caution: corn syrup will cause ear decay.
 vanillagorilla wrote:
I like the instrumentals best....clairnet? 

 
Yes: clarinet, marimba, and trombone.  Cool arrangement.
Smooth bruv
Classic!
Ane Brun the singer of this song ..
Oui clarinet !
I love this band !
I'm getting a Mardi Gras feel.
Love seagulls
I like the instrumentals best....clairnet? 
Fantastic, emotional piece. Thanks.
I don't get anyone.
Good, certainly old-school but a tad overplayed here on RP
With all the great female singers out there - let's share the RP bandwidth wealth. 
I also like this song, it's great. Regards from Germany
 richlister wrote:
I loved 7th Guest! This IS the theme tune, innit?



 
{#High-five}
Fantastic, soothing melancholy.
Wonderful fresh sound! 
 
{#Dance}
 MJdub wrote:
Same comment I made on the other Koop song played on RP:

A few years ago I worked in a hotel that used an iPod Shuffle for their lobby background music.  If I recall correctly it had 18 songs on it.  This was one of them (that other Koop song was too).  If you just passed through the lobby briefly a few times during your stay, you were fine, but otherwise you started to notice songs repeating.  And if you worked there every day, it got extremely annoying!  We put up with that playlist for at least a year!

I was really annoyed by this song but never actually listened to it other than at a low level in the echo-y hotel lobby.  Now that I hear it on RP I realize that it's actually enjoyable.  I like the vocals.  I definitely cringed the first time I heard it on here but I'm glad that RP was able to "fix" this song for me!

 
very few songs wont have that affect if regularly played.     As RP is made of playlists it suffers from this phenominon albiet on a much lesser level and Bill does a fine job of mixing and rotating keeping it from stagnating.   You know, when one song is ending, you know what comes next..       I spent 3 years as a 5* hotel IT manager and lobby music was both my passion and my pain.     playlist should be huge to satisfy the staff, but paying the legalities and PRS means this is impossible.   
Sweet!
Good for a sweltering Friday afternoon. Always enjoyable! 
 TerryS wrote:

I like this song, but the last time I had Fernet Branca in Trastevere was the last time I'll have Fernet Branca.                                                           



 
Trust ever Fernet Branca :-) 

It has a particular bitter taste... 
But it is a classic here...
Good luck for your future in Trastevere :-)
 
Great tune, outstanding manner/arrangement/voice with some own character. The lyrics are narrowing the image, and the video's boring.
Same comment I made on the other Koop song played on RP:

A few years ago I worked in a hotel that used an iPod Shuffle for their lobby background music.  If I recall correctly it had 18 songs on it.  This was one of them (that other Koop song was too).  If you just passed through the lobby briefly a few times during your stay, you were fine, but otherwise you started to notice songs repeating.  And if you worked there every day, it got extremely annoying!  We put up with that playlist for at least a year!

I was really annoyed by this song but never actually listened to it other than at a low level in the echo-y hotel lobby.  Now that I hear it on RP I realize that it's actually enjoyable.  I like the vocals.  I definitely cringed the first time I heard it on here but I'm glad that RP was able to "fix" this song for me!

I like this song, but the last time I had Fernet Branca in Trastevere was the last time I'll have Fernet Branca.                                                           


Smooth, sweet and innocent vocal — yeah, sure she's innocent; a vibraphone in the background; an Italian chitarra battente (at least I think so); and a clarinet solo with a trombone in counterpoint .... this is giga-Euro cool.
"Barangrill" or "The last time I saw richard" by joni mitchell come to mind. I can't think of this song without thinking of booze. A certain kind of booze, the $1 wells and ladies free kind probably. I enjoy Ane Brun. But there is a sort of camp disconnect between "modern" music and actual cocktail lounges as I recall them. 
soothing late evening sauvignon blanc swaying in the celestial breeze..{#Cheers}
A bit overplayed for my liking
 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
This track gets a lot of airtime.  Not a bad tune by any means, but could hear it less often.

 
{#Yes}
Ane Brun, yes? Great voice.
sexy voice.
Swedish music rules.....

{#Bananasplit} 
Wonderfully melodic voice and great backup. It shines!!!!
8>9
I just woke up and this is exactly what I needed to hear.. my coffee's swingin'.
Smoother than mercury on glass, and that's smooth. Sexy yet melancholic, jaunty yet thoughtful, and staying the right side of cheesy. The background seagulls are a nice touch, conjuring up an image of a sad woman sitting on a quay looking wistfully out to sea. This woman's voice reaches in and gets me just there. 8 from the smitten Nottingham jury {#Hearteyes}
Always like hearing this song. Has a similar sound/groove to Waldeck. Not saying in any way that's a negative, just putting out another name if people like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rPvSC5UqLk
This is cool, can we please have more.
 barsaec wrote:
Great song and album. Inspired us to name our son, Koop. Right band, at the right time of our lives. 
  Koop = to buy in the Netherlands.
Great song and album. Inspired us to name our son, Koop. Right band, at the right time of our lives. 
 mojcamojca77 wrote:

o, yes!

 
nina had a lot more pain in her world / sound, good tho........just played too much
not only needs  a stick blowing banana, needs a rest...........
Koop is poop
Hey Bill, we need a clarinet-playing banana emoticon for this one.

{#Whistle}
This track gets a lot of airtime.  Not a bad tune by any means, but could hear it less often.
This is a nice song to put in a loop for an hour or so while you look for others of a similar sound.

It's a jazzy, afternoon-evening sound ... Good intro to some movie... and so on..

 
 kdarwish wrote:
Some quality of the singer's voice and song's lyrics seems to raise heart rate and inspire sympathy. :) Also vaguely reminds of Nina Simone, sans piano. Very fine, thank you Radio Paradise.

 
Could be my words!  {#Good-vibes}
I loved 7th Guest! This IS the theme tune, innit?


 kdarwish wrote:
Some quality of the singer's voice and song's lyrics seems to raise heart rate and inspire sympathy. :) Also vaguely reminds of Nina Simone, sans piano. Very fine, thank you Radio Paradise.

 
o, yes!
Some quality of the singer's voice and song's lyrics seems to raise heart rate and inspire sympathy. :) Also vaguely reminds of Nina Simone, sans piano. Very fine, thank you Radio Paradise.
This is quite delectable.
I really like it! {#Bananasplit}
 Lakeview wrote:

Hey SBA . . . I love it there. Can you still get a Good Karma Burger on State Street? Or how about the latte's at Janine's in the village at Montecido? Good memories.  
 
Janines is still wonderful. Good Karma is now at Natural Cafe, I think. Come back and visit! 
First listen and I love it
 Caulfield wrote:
This masterpiece has a sad sad video :(
 
Yikes!  That's for sure.....  I hadn't watched it until now.  Definitely NOT the images I had conjured in my mind listening to it.  I still like this song.  It holds a sweet spot for me as one of the songs I first associated hearing on RP (hadn't heard elsewhere) when I first tuned in about 6 years ago.  And I've continued to enjoy it on repeated listens.
loved this tune.
I didn't really pay much attention to this, but it's been growing on me for a while. RP has already helped me meet Bonomo, God Is An Astronaut and Arcade Fire, and I guess it's time for Koop.
This masterpiece has a sad sad video :(
Played too much!
 scraig wrote:
I can't give it higher than an 8 because of the canned seagulls in the background.
 
Hey SBA . . . I love it there. Can you still get a Good Karma Burger on State Street? Or how about the latte's at Janine's in the village at Montecido? Good memories.  
Overplayed.  'nuff said.
I like her voice and the cute marimbas.
ethereal
I'll have a little of this, please.
I freakin' love this ditty! @epicEKG
 ajlept wrote:

In water or oil?

 
In its own juice.
So sexy and sultry.

ALUCINANTE!!!! ......a magical song !!!!!!


First time I ever heard this was when watching 90210 with my daughter and she liked it.  Ahhh, the power of bonding.
Bought the album based on this track.  Fantastic track (for me a 10) - album less so but still good overall.
3>2 this morning as I cannot believe how often this song is played on RP. ugh.
 
Great song. Love Ane Brun's voice.
{#Sunny}   great tune

What a voice
 TimeWaster wrote:


 
Good for the morning giggle this one - caught me right off guard reading the posts...

Bill is in the LOUNGE!
A sweetish Swede, I imagine. But remember that Ane is Norwegian; she just lives in Stockholm.

iam_overlord wrote:
Funny, this song always makes me think of a Swede I once knew. Sigh.
 


 scraig wrote:
I can't give it higher than an 8 because of the canned seagulls in the background.
 
In water or oil?

 t00lur wrote:
smoth
 



 laozilover wrote:

Oh, yeah, fresh seagulls would make it outstanding.
 
...or at least frozen ones.

Whenever I hear this I think of the "Everyone Loves Raymond" episodes that were filmed in Italy.  I have no idea why—probably bears no resemblance to the music used (which I did look up but don't remember anyway). But I somehow juxtapose this music with some of the great scenery they shot while filming.
I first listened to this song on RP and been in love with it since then. They have several other cool songs.
 Netto wrote:
Another one «vaya con dios» detected
 

Ditto
Cool!  There was a song not an hour ago by Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills and "Kooper" had me thinking of this song.  I'm a fan.


 scraig wrote:
I can't give it higher than an 8 because of the canned seagulls in the background.
 
Oh, yeah, fresh seagulls would make it outstanding.


I can't give it higher than an 8 because of the canned seagulls in the background.
Love Ane Brun's voice
Cool, 1st song of the day. Now I'll be singing it all day!
Nice...  relaxing....{#Sleep} 
smoth
 TimmyMack wrote:
Ane Brun has a beautiful voice.
 
{#Yes}

 Netto wrote:
Another one «vaya con dios» detected
 
BS !{#Rolleyes}
Some real fine clarinetting in this one.
Another one «vaya con dios» detected
You can tell the good tunes when you have to buy the whole CD!