Halou

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Halou
Origin San Francisco, California
Genres Trip hop, dream pop, breakbeat
Years active 1995–2008
Labels Vertebrae
Associated acts Invisible Ballet, R/R Coseboom, Stripmall Architecture, The Science Teacher
Members Rebecca Coseboom
Ryan Coseboom
Mikael Eldridge (Count)

Halou, pronounced huh-loo, was a band from San Francisco, California. Their music could be described as dream pop with female vocals; they are sometimes labeled trip hop, but the band rejects that label.[1]

History[edit]

Ryan and Rebecca met in 1992, in Ryan's father's independent music store in Santa Cruz. Three years later, they moved to San Francisco. After a band they were in, "anymore" dissolved, there they became Halou, releasing their debut album, We Only Love You in 1998, on a small independent label called Bedazzled. We Only Love You was followed by a compilation of non-album tracks: Sans Soucie in 1999. Their second album, Wiser, was released by Nettwerk in 2001, and their more recent, Wholeness & Separation and Halou, were both released by Vertebrae in 2006 and 2008 respectively.

Halou's first album was broadcast on influential independent radio stations in Seattle and Los Angeles.[2] In recent years, the band has received coverage from notable news sources,[3][4] and they have been recognized for their production talents:

In 2008, Halou announced that they would no longer be making music under the moniker, and the three part collaboration was over. Rebecca and Ryan Coseboom continue to perform together under the name Stripmall Architecture. Count continues to be involved in music as a producer and engineer, and is a member of a band called inu.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

We Only Love You (1998)[edit]

  1. "Halfbreath" – 5:22
  2. "Loop in Blue" – 6:19
  3. "ifish" – 5:33
  4. "La Mer" – 6:13
  5. "Clip" – 2:51
  6. "Present Tense" – 5:15
  7. "It Was Safer When You Were Near" – 4:53
  8. "You are One of Us" – 5:14
  9. "Feeling Like This is Like to Fall Awake" – 5:16
  10. "I'll Carry You (Full Version)" – 7:47

Wiser (2001)[edit]

  1. "Milkdrunk" – 4:53
  2. "Wiser" – 4:36
  3. "Him to Me to You" – 4:11
  4. "Political" – 3:24
  5. "I'll Carry You" – 5:57
  6. "Before There Was Color" – 4:28
  7. "Oceanwide" – 7:13
  8. "I Would Love to Give Up" – 3:52
  9. "Feeling This is Like to Fall Awake" – 4:47
  10. "We Only Love You" – 5:28
  11. "Arrhythmia" – 5:41

Beneath Trembling Lanterns (as R/R Coseboom) (2006)[edit]

  1. "Hollywood Ending" - 3:34
  2. "Baby Beating Heart" - 3:55
  3. "Soft Breasts And Ice Cream" - 7:01
  4. "Eejit" - 7:02
  5. "Shopworn" - 7:12
  6. "Visitor Hummingbird" - 3:53
  7. "Arrhythmia" - 5:46
  8. "Little Dust Wing" - 7:06
  9. "These Short Messages" - 7:47

Wholeness & Separation (2006)[edit]

  1. "Separation" – 1:03
  2. "Tubefed" – 3:11
  3. "Honeythief" – 3:09
  4. "Everything is OK" — 4:23
  5. "Morsecode" – 3:20
  6. "Stonefruit" – 3:21
  7. "Your Friends" – 2:33
  8. "The Ratio of Freckles to Stars" – 5:22
  9. "Alaska" – 1:24
  10. "Wholeness" – 4:03
  11. "Today" – 2:36
  12. "Hollow Bones" – 2:56
  13. "I am Warm" – 4:12
  14. "Things Stay the Same" – 4:29

Halou (2008)[edit]

  1. "Professional"
  2. "It Will All Make Sense in the Morning"
  3. "Evensong"
  4. "Eejit"
  5. "Breath Makes Smoke"
  6. "Seabright"
  7. "Sneaky Creatures"
  8. "Any Bird That Dares To Fly"
  9. "Clipped"
  10. "Hollywood Ending"
  11. "Crumbs and Dust"
  12. "We Wear Strings"
  13. "Company"
  14. "Skimming"

EPs[edit]

Wholeness (2003)[edit]

  1. "Everything is OK"
  2. "Ingenue"
  3. "The Ratio of Freckles to Stars"
  4. "Wholeness"
  5. "Wiser (Different)"
  6. "Firefly"

Separation (2006)[edit]

  1. "Honeythief"
  2. "Everything is OK (Different)"
  3. "Exoskeleton"
  4. "Far Too Far"
  5. "Tubefed (Instrumental Score)"

Albatross (2006)[edit]

  1. "Cello"
  2. "Ingénue (Different)"
  3. "Albatross"
  4. "One Sunny Day"
  5. "Night Divides The Girls"

Sawtooth EP (2008)[edit]

  1. "It Will All Make Sense in the Morning"
  2. "Evensong"
  3. "Breath Makes Smoke"
  4. "The Professional"
  5. "Clipped"
  6. "Hollywood Ending"

Compilation[edit]

Sans Soucie (1999)[edit]

  1. "Present Tense (Different)"
  2. "Lovesong (Original Demo)"
  3. "Half-Gifts" (Cocteau Twins cover)
  4. "I'll Carry You Two"
  5. "Blue Eye Smile Girl"
  6. "Words" (Low cover)
  7. "You Are One Of Us (Grassy Knoll)"
  8. "I'll Carry You (Edit)"
  9. "Dog Dreams (Anymore)"
  10. "Heroine (Anymore)"
  11. "They Bite (Anymore)"
  12. "It Was Safer When You Were Near (P'Taah)"

Other works[edit]

Halou was featured on a remix EP for the ambient dream pop group Plink entitled Thank You For Waiting, with a remix of Plink's song With Old Photographs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lapse". halouband.blogspot.com. March 28, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Halou Bio". halou.com. May 20, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  3. ^ "Halou: New EP, Residency at Cafe du Nord". thebaybridged.com. Apr 7, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Quiet songs created to play loud". msnbc.msn.com. Aug 14, 2006. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  5. ^ Quiet songs created to play loud

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