Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Wish You Were Here

One of the lesser-known outfits to emerge during the mid-1990s trip-hop boom, the Aloof developed a knack for combining sleekly freeform, nocturnal-themed electronic textures with more organic rockist tendencies. This resulted in a categorically unique, intensely cinematic sonic sensibility that managed to score the band a series of minor hits on the independent dance charts throughout the fag end of the century. Check out one of their more accessible singles, the desolately titled ‘Wish You Were Here’, which received a suitably existential angst-themed video-clip treatment, showing the group walking purposelessly through a deserted, godforsaken summer-resort beach.


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