Hugo Largo was a dream pop musical group formed in 1984, known for their unique lineup of two bass guitars, a violin and vocal. Mimi was a founding member, composer and lead vocalist
Mimi Goese and Ben Neill
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT MIMI GOESE
Mimi Goese's ethereal singing-- long, sweeping notes that glide and dive with abandon, set in a spare instrumental frame-- is so sensual that the words and melodies very nearly evaporate; the result is an eloquent sonic ballet."
Her long arms carve slowly through the air with the elegance of a Japanese dancer. Her eyes widen, suggesting the possibility of both innocence and lunacy. Then she sings, quickly shifting from a whisper to a scream. Such mannerisms lend an unforgettable stage presence to Mimi Goese.
--Michael Small People Magazine
As the singer for Hugo Largo, she helped define
1980's-style art rock.
--Ann Powers The New York Times
Mimi Goese sang odd leaping melodies with the wide eyed expression of a little girl sharing secrets... she has costumes and movements for every song-- floppy arms, slowly spinning or crouching on a stool and swaying like an autistic child.
-- Jon Pareles The New York Times
Her ability to carry a serpentine melody with little or no instrumental assistance, combined with her vocabulary of swoops, screeches and sighs suggests a vast sensual knowingness behind her smirk.
--Barry Walters The Village Voice
Mimi Goese takes a WHOLE LOT of chances in what she does-- that high, breathy singing... and being a gregarious, kooky loudmouth, not the ephemeral waif one would associate with this kind of stuff.