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The Magnificent Tree


Download links and information about The Magnificent Tree by Hooverphonic. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 45:20 minutes.

Artist: Hooverphonic
Release date: 2000
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 45:20
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No. Title Length
1. Autoharp 4:21
2. Mad About You 3:43
3. Waves 4:01
4. Jackie Cane 4:19
5. The Magnificent Tree 3:53
6. Vinegar & Salt 3:19
7. Frosted Flake Wood 3:16
8. Everytime We Live Together We Die a Bit More 3:32
9. Out of Sight 3:55
10. Pink Fluffy Dinosaurs 3:50
11. L'Odeur Animale 3:47
12. Renaissance Affair 3:24



Belgium's dream pop trio Hooverphonic has seemed to creatively move beyond their icy smooth seascape found on 1998's Blue Wonder Power Milk and shift into a darkwave mood on their third full-length, The Magnificent Tree. Classic embryonic vocalic beauty from Geike Arnaert still carries the translucence of the band's signature ethereality, and she shines as hard as she did on the band's previous releases. However, musical composition on songs such as "Pink Fluffy Dinosaurs" and "Frosted Flake Wood" are more intricate and sonically defined. Chief songwriter and programmer Alex Callier and guitarist Raymond Geerts aim for abstract theatrics; multi-instrumentation is brooding and creeping, but Hooverphonic's distinct maturation cannot overshadow the gorgeous, flowing soundscapes they previously laid down. It's not disheartening by any means, for Hooverphonic does compose an attractive depiction of revamped new wave elements and twisted synth-pop in the face of new millennium teendom. They are far from manufactured label-conscious musical fascism, yet still are represented by a major label. But staying true to the Julee Cruise-like ambience, songs such as "Out of Sight" and "Mad About You" are thoroughly dramatic and make for an illustrious listen. The Magnificent Tree has not completely ignored the musical mystery, and the listener shouldn't forget such mastery while Hooverphonic's cultivation had to be perfectly split.