The Knife created one of my best albums of 2006, so naturally I jumped at the chance to hear their newest effort. When I heard about the concept, I was completely fascinated and intrigued. And then I heard they were collaborating with Mount Sims. Slamdunk.
The execution is really tight, and the finished product feels definitely Knifey with its driving 80s electro beats, but with some very organic-sounding bits, a la Matmos. The operatic singing I can do without, but maybe it will grow on me.
Due out in digital form on February 2 and on double CD March 1, you can listen to the album in its entirety at the NPR site.