Saturday, November 21, 2009

Noughties By Nature #81: The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health

Karin Dreijer Andersson could imbue a Morrison's shopping list with icy grandeur, which is a blessing given The Knife, for all their melodic brilliance, aren't really blessed in the “incisive lyrics” department. “Red wine and food for free- a possibility?” Seriously folks, my six year old cousin could do better than that. But if can bring yourself to ignore their woeful way with words, The Knife's gloriously atmospheric electro-pop will forcibly insert itself into your brain and refuse to leave. Imagine Daft Punk if their happy-clappy anime world was invaded by the Borg, and you've got the picture- whilst the bouncy percussion and crystalline synths inspires you to dance, the sinister main vocal and brooding sense of impending doom simultaneously inspires you to recoil with fear. I'd also strongly recommend checking out Ratatat's remix if you get the chance - more minimalist, just as sublime.
Adam Elmahdi

[Album: Silent Shout]

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