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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, and received a Gold certification for sales of their most recent album, Koop Islands. When listening to Koops music it is easy to believe that it has been played by a small orchestra, but in fact the music is based on samples. Thousands of small clips from records puzzled together into new songs. All the drums, strings, horn sections and choirs are actually sampled. This is a very time consuming way to make music (it is one of the reasons it takes such long time to make a koop album), but it is the only way to create the surreal Koop sound. One thing though, that for sure are not been sampled, is the vocals. Many singers has blessed the Koop albums with their talent, and on Koop Islands the singers are : Ane Brun, Yukimi Nagano, Hilde Louise Asbjornsen, Rob Gallagher and Mikael Sundin.

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