Saturday, January 02, 2010

Track 16: "Triangle Walks" by Fever Ray

The stage names and back-story rumors paired with outlandish costumes and masks helped make The Knife one of the easiest bands to write about. Here we can simply contend with the captivating voice of Karin Dreijer Andersson. The Knife frontwoman’s debut solo album is every bit as moody as it's predecessor was dance-y. Things are still coated in synth-heavy music and eclecticism, but the pacing is brought to a crawl. It sort of reminds me of when you spend enough time observing something completely normal, you start to see how strange it really is. It's not a hollow or overtly arty representation of electronic music, but an eerie, anxiety-inducing setting for Karin's personal dark musings and symbol-laden puzzles.

"Triangle Walks" represents yet another track clearly representing it's world music influences while completely re-imagining the context. The Caribbean beats recall not as much a bouncy, sunny retreat, but dangers settling into a paradise after the sun goes down.

15.) "Triangle Walks" by Fever Ray

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