Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Beautiful & fierce alternative pop with an experimental flavour
Most recent release, Songs for Persephone (with Ben Neill, 2011)
Wikipedia's entry for Mimi Goese
Own, occasional covers
I really like Mimi's voice—with the technical range and scope of an opera diva, but with the emotional heft of a raw nerve. (email@example.com)
Comments about live performance:
I managed to catch the last night of Mimi's residency at Fez. Love that Mimi girl. Hearing the songs translated live with such gusto was amazing, and her sense of theatrics would make her boss, Luaka Bop labelhead/erstwhile horny robot with a nervous tic David Byrne proud. The voice in particular got me...*swoon*. She played with some blond guy who looked like Flea (sorry dude, can't remember your name) and the wondrous Syd Straw, with whom Mimi sang a duet of "Clues of You". (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Soak only solo album to date
Wide in U.S.
Highly recommended for fans of offbeat and complex music
Hahn Rowe and Hector Zazou
Yes, I know it's not Hugo Largo and it's not as melodic, but I love the Mimi-girl's voice. I must admit, I like it. I like it a whole lot. What I hear in the breakbeats and in Mimi's raw nerve of a voice is the sound of a city. Are any of you fans of the filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai? Soak is the great soundtrack for a film of his yet to come. Like the vision of Hong Kong portrayed in Chungking Express and Fallen Angels, the music of Soak is big, synthetic, lit on 1000 kilowatts of primary-colored neon and running at a million miles an hour, but underneath it all beating to a human pulse.
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