Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Music Tuesday

Fever Ray - When I Grow Up (Lissvik Version)
Fever Ray is the new side project from Karin Dreijer Andersson, singer of my favorite creepy Swedish band, the wholly original The Knife. The self titled album hits US shelves today. Where The Knife couched the creepiness in shiny, beat heavy electronic music, Karin strips it down to the bare bones, creating dreamy, cinematic tracks. It is still music awash in keyboards and reverb, but the beats are minimal, stripped down and clicky. The mood is dark, eerie and foreboding, and Karin's abstract sing song lyrics detail the dark sides of humanity. The androgyny of her vocals for The Knife remain, as she harmonizes with her pitch shifted self. It is challenging, oddly beautiful music - much like fellow Scandanavian Bjork. It is not a party record, but one for quiet moments alone. RCRDLBL is offering a free download of Keep The Streets Empty For Me as well as stream of three other songs from the album. It is well worth checking out

1 comment:

The Green Shroud said...

It sounds amazing, although I haven't heard the full thing yet. Great videos too- 'If I Had A Heart' has got to be the creepiest (and best) video i've seen in a long time.