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Wholeness & Separation

23 May 2006 | Format: MP3

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Everything is [way beyond] OK. 29 Jun. 2006
By CoryRay - Published on Amazon.com
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Simple words cannot express how in love I am with this album right now. Halou makes some of the most beautiful music known to man. Just when you think an entire genre is on the verge of death, Halou comes along and not only revives it, but redefines it. It's still trip-hop, but a more organic brand of trip-hop. Guitars, live drums, and orchestration now mingle with Rebecca's heavenly vocals, synth sounds, and electronic beats. A couple songs border on industrial rock, while a couple toward the end almost seem to have been influenced by Sigur Ros. There is a nice variety here, yet it's all very cohesive and maintains a particular atmosphere.

I must admit that none of the tracks quite touch me the way that "Political," "I'll Carry You," and "Oceanwide" from the previous album did, but overall I think I enjoy this album even more. It's still absolutely beautiful...with a tinge of darkness. And I give it extra credit for tossing aside even more musical boundaries than the first. Highlights for me are "Tubefed," "Honeythief," "Everything Is OK," "Morsecode," "Stonefruit," and "The Ratio Of Freckles To Stars." There are also a couple brief instrumentals that add to the mood and help complete the greater picture. I especially love "Alaska," which is reminiscent of an icier Boards Of Canada.

There are certainly elements of Massive Attack, Portishead, Goldfrapp, The Cranes, and Bowery Electric, but on this one there are also similarities to Curve, Garbage, and Khoiba. Some of the dreamy, icy, electronic textures even remind me a bit of Enigma. So basically...it's a combination of my favorite kinds of music, all wrapped up in one beautiful package!

"Wholeness & Separation" has solidified Halou as one of my absolute favorite bands. If you like trip-hop, avant-garde pop, or any brand of ethereal electronica, this album is essential! So is the previous album, "Wiser." And if you like your electronica with a little more OOMP, I also highly recommend Invisible Ballet's "Escaping Light," which is basically a dance-pop record by the same band under a different moniker.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I am in awe . . . 21 Oct. 2007
By Tyr Shadowblade (TM) - Published on Amazon.com
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If "So Tonight That I May See" by Mazzy Star is the best album ever made, "Wholeness & Separation" by Halou may well be a close second.

This album is brilliant: soothing, calming, ambient mellowness that you can listen to over and over again. Every single track on the album is good.

This is a multi-purpose CD which can be used for settling your mind in rush hour traffic, for focusing your intent during Tantric sex magick, or simply for providing a suitable atmosphere for the ritualistic partaking of top quality sinsemillia.

This CD is about as close to perfection as an artist can get.
good 25 Sept. 2006
By alexander laurence - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a band from San Francisco. They have been around for a while. They are more like some electronic bands of the late 1990s like Venus Hum and Hooverphonic. It's no wonder that they have been championed by radio station such as KEXP and KCRW. They have a cool electronic sound. It's a mix between some folk and hiphop music. Count has remixed some stuff by Radiohead and New Order. "Stonefruit" is a little bit like Garbage. This is a quality band and all should check them out. They are touring with Annie Stela. That should be a good lineup.
Halou continues to impress. 17 Jun. 2006
By Brother Shane - Published on Amazon.com
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Just heard the song, 'Stonefruit' over at MySpace. Excellent. Halou has improved their sound. It's obvious this band will continue to expand their horizens and delight us with fresh sounds.
Very relaxing... 22 Jun. 2009
By The Monarch - Published on Amazon.com
This is very good music to relax or fall asleep to. The album is definitely the best one this band made.
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