The Aloof

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The Aloof
Origin London, England
Genres Electronic
Years active1990–2000
  • Ricky Barrow
  • Gary Burns
  • Jagz Kooner
  • Richard Thair
  • Dean Thatcher

The Aloof were a British electronic music group. They formed in London, England, in 1990. [1] The group consisted of Ricky Barrow, Gary Burns, Jagz Kooner, Richard Thair, and Dean Thatcher. [2] They were active during the 1990s, and released four studio albums: Cover the Crime (1994), Sinking (1996), Seeking Pleasure (1998), and This Constant Chase for Thrills (1999). [1] [2]


On the day of the death of Diana Princess of Wales, BBC Radio 1 played their instrumental, "The Last Stand", every thirty minutes for several hours. [3] [4]



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