Friday, October 31, 2008
Achat avec Boo Hoo au Hypermarché! Sublime Electro/Chamber Pop!
The musical artist known as "Boo Hoo" is a 24 year old man named Bernhard Karakoulakis from Frankfurt Germany. He describes his music as "an antifolkish indietronic version of That's not far off, his music is full of charming melodies and introspective lyrics. On his second release "Hypermarché", Synths wash over glockenspiel and lo fi drum beats carry the whole affair like cartoon ants at a picnic. The songs featured here were recorded at his home and are mostly about shopping save for one song about robots. This song, called "Gakutensoku", is "is partly inspired by the Gakutensoku, partly by the movie " " and partly by the "Wesley the Robot" strips" created by me, AZLTRON!
Gosh, I feel all important! But don't think that I'm bias due to flattery, although I am honored that a man this talented would look to Wesley for inspiration, "Hypermarché" is the most complete crossover of two of my favorite genres that I've heard to date. Those two genres being lo-fi electro pop and melodic chamber pop. Boo Hoo glides effortlessly between the two. My only complaint is that the song "Nothing" really is nothing, two minutes and ten seconds of nothing. Other than that, this is an album of compelling beauty that is entertaining and insightful.
Boo Hoo - Gokutensoku
Boo Hoo - Lady Di