Friday, January 29, 2010

Just got a listen in to the new album by The Knife, Tomorrow, In a Year, which is the result of a commission by Denmark's Hotel Pro Forma theater group to write an electro-opera based on Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species.

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.

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Blogger bunny said...

I love The Knife & Fever Ray and although I was a bit hesitant about this collaboration (Planningtorock was one of the worst performances I've seen), what I've heard is quite good.

February 9, 2010 at 7:32:00 PM PST  

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