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The Magnificent Tree

Hooverphonic

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Album Review

Belgium's dream pop trio Hooverphonic has seemed to creatively move beyond their icy smooth seascape found on 1998's Blue Wonder Power Milk and shift into a darkwave mood on their third full-length, The Magnificent Tree. Classic embryonic vocalic beauty from Geike Arnaert still carries the translucence of the band's signature ethereality, and she shines as hard as she did on the band's previous releases. However, musical composition on songs such as "Pink Fluffy Dinosaurs" and "Frosted Flake Wood" are more intricate and sonically defined. Chief songwriter and programmer Alex Callier and guitarist Raymond Geerts aim for abstract theatrics; multi-instrumentation is brooding and creeping, but Hooverphonic's distinct maturation cannot overshadow the gorgeous, flowing soundscapes they previously laid down. It's not disheartening by any means, for Hooverphonic does compose an attractive depiction of revamped new wave elements and twisted synth-pop in the face of new millennium teendom. They are far from manufactured label-conscious musical fascism, yet still are represented by a major label. But staying true to the Julee Cruise-like ambience, songs such as "Out of Sight" and "Mad About You" are thoroughly dramatic and make for an illustrious listen. The Magnificent Tree has not completely ignored the musical mystery, and the listener shouldn't forget such mastery while Hooverphonic's cultivation had to be perfectly split.

Customer Reviews

The Magnificent Album

Wohoo! What an honnor! First to write a review about "the Magnificent tree" This album is terrific. If you listen to this album in your car, it is gonna make you want to drive for hours and not wanting to stop. So dreamy! Check out: "Mad about you", "Out of sight", " The Magnificient tree" and "Pink Fluffy Dinosaurs" Ps: Check out also: " A new stereophonic sound spectacular"...their first album.

let down

this album is just ok with maybe two good songs -- nothing like the many jems found on their first two albums.

Blue Wonder Power Milk???

Where's BlueWonderPowerMilk? Where Oh Where is it?????

Biography

Formed: 1995 in Brussels, Belgium

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

The Belgian ambient pop band Hooverphonic featured vocalist Liesje Sadonius, guitarist/programmer Alex Callier, keyboardist Frank Duchêne, and guitarist Raymond Geerts. Known simply as Hoover across Europe, the group made their initial splash contributing the song "2Wicky" to the soundtrack of the 1996 Bernardo Bertolucci film Stealing Beauty, followed a year later by the full-length New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular. Sadonius left Hooverphonic a short time later, and was replaced by vocalist Geike...
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