Koop

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Koop is an electronic jazz duo from Sweden, consisting of Magnus Zingmark and Oscar Simonsson.

Koop won a Swedish Grammy Award in 2003 for the album "Waltz for Koop", and received a Gold certification for sales of their most recent album, Koop Islands. Their orchestrated sound is achieved by slowly putting together thousands of small clips from records until the songs are ready, which helps explain the long time it takes to make a Koop album. Vocals have been provided by singers such as Ane Brun, Yukimi Nagano, Hilde Louise Asbjornsen, Rob Gallagher and Mikael Sundin.

In 2007, their song "Koop Island Blues" was featured in a trailer for the videogame World in Conflict called "Destruction Blues". It was later featured as the loading screen music in game. In 2009, it made its return in World in Conflict: Soviet Assault trailer called "Destruction Blues II". In 2009, "Koop Island Blues" was featured in American TV show So You Think You Can Dance. The song 'Strange Love' was also featured in a commercial for Coca Cola. Also in the same year, their song "Koop Island Blues" was featured as the intro music for the video game The Saboteur released by Electronic Arts for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2009.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1997 Sons of Koop 2
2002 Waltz for Koop 2
2006 Koop Islands 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2010 Coup de Grâce 1997-2007 Compilation 2

Album + Remix

Year Title Rating Releases
2003 Waltz for Koop: Alternative Takes Remix 2

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1997 Glömd 1
1998 Glömd 1
2001 Summer Sun 2
2002 Bright Nights 1
2006 Come To Me 1

Remix

Year Title Rating Releases
2006 The Swedish Remixes Remix 1

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