Mimi Goese

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Mimi Goese (last name rhymes with hazy) is the former vocalist for dream pop band Hugo Largo.[1] She also appeared in the 1996 short film Black Kites, directed by Jo Andres.

Her singing has been acclaimed by the press. Melody Maker said, "Mimi’s voice conjures up a long plummet through white light and space. It’s like a parachutist still in free fall, who seems briefly weightless and adrift in an ocean of air".

Solo album (1998)[edit]

Under the name Mimi (no last name) she has released one solo album, Soak, on the Luaka Bop label, with contributions from French record producer Hector Zazou.[2] She also released a cover of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You" as a single. .


Two collaborations with Moby, tracks "Into the Blue" and "When It's Cold I'd Like to Die",[3] appear on Moby's 1995 album Everything Is Wrong. The latter song was heard during the closing credits of The Sopranos episode "Join the Club".)

In 2006, Goese collaborated and performed onstage with the "mutantrumpeter" Ben Neill on a project called XIX. In 2010, the duo collaborated on a musical theater piece titled "Persephone", which was premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2010 Next Wave Festival. Goese and Neill were commissioned by BAM to create the staged work (co-starring actress Julia Stiles) with multimedia company Ridge Theater. "Persephone" With a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Warren Leight, it grew out of the 19th-century musical themes that Goese and Neill were exploring. An album featuring music from the project, Songs for Persephone, was released by Ramseur Records in August 2011.

She also collaborated with Leonor Almanza and Amalio Martinez, with all three contributing vocals (sung in English and Spanish) to the song "Lonely Traveler/La Enorme Distancia" on the 2008 compilation album Songs Across Walls of Separation, released by Norwegian label Kirkelig Kulturverksted.

Her most recent project was a collaboration with Cornish band the Ascension Plan, guesting on two tracks, "Buoy" and "Life (You Are)",[4] and a one-off performance at the Minack Theatre in Porthcurno on May 2, 2014.[5]

Goese continues to occasionally perform and also teaches classes in performing arts.


  1. ^ Robbins and Stenger. "Hugo Largo". trouserpress.com. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  2. ^ Ann Powers (1998-06-17). "Carving a Path Of Innovations". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 
  3. ^ Cairns, Dan (2006-10-29). "Down time: Moby". The Times. London. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  4. ^ https://vimeo.com/album/1924641/video/89136849
  5. ^ http://theminackplan.blogspot.co.uk/

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