Hugo Largo

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. Hugo Largo hope to re-release 2 previous recordings, Drum and Mettle, plus unreleased and live material in late 2023

Mimi Goese and Ben Neill

Dream pop vocalist Mimi Goese and composer/mutantrumpeter Ben Neill create an otherwordly blend of sensual lyricism and technology in their musical collaboration. Most recently they are exploring the musical and poetic qualities of mathematics and science, working in collaboration with chaos mathematician Ralph Abraham and scientists from the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries. The new songs combine the interplay of Goese's captivating vocals and the electro-acoustic explorations of Neill's self-designed mutantrumpet with sounds created from fractal equations and Hudson River environmental data. The reflective, sometimes surreal lyrics find poetry in numbers over glitchy beats, deep sub bass, and ambient textures.

Various Collaborations

Porl Thompson

Dick Connette

Music Press


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."

Rolling Stone

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.

LA Weekly