Tag Archives: The Knife

New Music // Tomas Barfod – Busy Baby (feat Nina K)

14 Jun

Danish electronic producer Tomas Barfod has released the follow up to his excellent debut album The Salton Sea.

Love Me, like any good sophomore album should, doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but instead refines and matures what made the debut great.

If you enjoy melancholy pop tunes with a good beat, which seems to be a popular theme amongst other Scandinavian electronic acts (Royksöpp, The Knife), then this will definitely appeal.

Check out this excellent new track Busy Baby, featuring vocalist Nina K, who has established herself as the perfect accompaniment to Barfod’s sound.

 

 

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New Music // Oni Ayhun

7 May

While his sister Karin is off creating dark, melodic electropop as Fever Ray, Olaf Andersson, the other half of the brother/sister duo The Knife, keeps himself busy writing scores for operas and creating tracks like this as Oni Ayhun.

Built around a playful melody that loops almost for the entirety of the track, this feels like an exploration of subtle variation. On the surface it may seem repetitive but upon further headphone listens you’ll start to notice all the little details Olaf is adding moment to moment. Clocking in just under 10 minutes, it’s no easy feat to keep a track like this interesting but there’s an effortless craft at work here that never gets boring. When you listen to this brother / sister duo at work on their own you start to understand why The Knife are as brilliant as they are.