Loop was formed in 1986 by Robert Hampson, along with his then wife Bex on drums. Musically, Loop is most often compared to the likes of psychedelica freaks Spacemen 3, or shoe-gazing guitar-drone monsters My Bloody Valentine. they were touted as aggressive and hypnotic, with an angular guitar edge. a stripped-down post-punk ethic fused with healthy references to psych and krautrock. the band was in constant flux, most likely as Hampson worked to refine the focus of his musical goals. to that end, the band also saw a number of line-up changes over the years. with each subsequent release, the credits on the albums gradually became so arcane until nearly impossible to determine who really was involved with the music. it is conjectured that as members slowly drifted away, the lineup shaped up to being just Hampson in the end. -roberthampson.com
Formé en 1986 par Robert Hampson et sa femme Becky « Bex » Stewart, le groupe psychédélique londonien qui a révolutionné le « spacerock », a souvent été comparé à Spacemen 3 par ses mélodies cycliques et dissonantes qui provoqueront la naissance du shoegaze. Après de multiples changements de lineup, le groupe se sépare en 1991. Il se reforme en 2013 pour une série de concerts exceptionnels.