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Röyksopp's Night Out


At Remix in Vancouver I picked up Royksopp's latest EP "Night Out," a live recording from the duo's performance in Oslo late last year that was released on disc a few months ago. The album is a collection of their biggest hits including "What Else Is Out There," "Poor Leno," "Only This Moment" and my favorite "Remind Me."

Based on the electronic aspects of their songs, you might expect a straight up DJ set with lots of pre-programmed loops. But on "Night Out," Torbjörn Brundtland and Svein Berge are keeping it real. They actually add their own live vocals to some of their tunes (using a vocoder) and also are joined on stage by Bel Canto's Anneli Drecker (and not Karin Dreijer as I wrote earlier) who adds her distinct vocals to "What Else Is Out There." These elements truly create a unique live experience that is worth playing over and over again. The live version of "Alpha Male" is a stand out track. The duo gets in high gear to create a propulsive on stage version that will get your adrenaline rushing. Fans of electronica-based dance music should definitely take a listen to "Night Out" even if you were a little disappointed by the celestial electro-pop on "The Understanding." (Click here to download Röyksopp's "Night Out" from 7Digital in mp3 format.)

In related Röyksopp news, the band announced they will release their next single "Beautiful Day Without You" on June 12. The 12" single will include remixes by Rex The Dog, Cass & Mangan and the Wighnomy & Robag Whruhmes Spekkfakkel Remikks.

Listen to samples of Röyksopp's "Night Out"

May 30, 2006 in Audio Streams | Permalink


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While you are on the subject of great Norwegian electronic music, I would highly recommend giving Kate Havnevik a listen! She is original vocals on "What else IS there" from Royksopp's latest album. Her debut album, Melankton, is available now. Beautiful voice that can easily be compared to Frou Frou and Dido.

Posted by: Tine at May 30, 2006 9:27:44 AM

Yay Remix!

Posted by: querrelle at May 30, 2006 10:12:18 AM

Theres an error in your review.. The girl singing on Royksopps live-set in Oslo in not Karin Dreijer, but Anneli Drecker (from group Bel Canto), known also as singing on Royksopps outstanding "Sparks"

Posted by: Per at May 30, 2006 2:16:17 PM

I love Remixes!

Posted by: Hyphy Dictionary at May 30, 2006 11:11:03 PM

So glad that someone is noticing Royksopp. "Night Out" is great, and is mostly live performances of tracks from their 2005 release, "The Understanding" - a great album, overall (check out track #8, Circuit Breaker).

Royksopp also remixed a song by another Norwegian band, Kings of Convenience. They took the guitar ballad "I Don't Know What I Can Save You From" and made one hell of a track.

Posted by: Josh at Jun 2, 2006 12:10:54 PM

went to remix and bought the album this afternoon, really liking it so far!

Posted by: mik at Jun 3, 2006 7:33:47 PM

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