join me in anticipating musics by FEVER RAY (aka one half of the knife)

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because the single 'if i had a heart' is really good.

LaMonte, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 03:52 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

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Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Sunday, 11 January 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) link

ah. Didn't know this thread existed. Just posted this in the Knife/Silent Shout thread:

Tomorrow: digital release of the album.
Samples @ amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001OBOZ6O

StanM, Sunday, 11 January 2009 20:17 (ten years ago) link

and the video's online too: http://www.feverray.com

StanM, Sunday, 11 January 2009 20:17 (ten years ago) link

Don't listen to those samples, they suck & you totally get the wrong impression about the songs

StanM, Monday, 12 January 2009 17:05 (ten years ago) link

so what's the album like then

t_g, Monday, 12 January 2009 17:09 (ten years ago) link

More beats than you would expect from those samples, but not as dancey as the knife - the single is a pretty good representation, I'd say.

StanM, Monday, 12 January 2009 17:14 (ten years ago) link

is it the handle or the blade?

/dadjoek

some dude, Monday, 12 January 2009 17:15 (ten years ago) link

this is pretty fuckin epic.

cutty, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 01:18 (ten years ago) link

Aye, it is.

StanM, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 07:29 (ten years ago) link

Fantastic record. Slim odds anything will top it for me. So I guess I can just ignore the rest of 2009; that was fast. . .

Artists like this who're drawing from a deep musical well but don't come across as especially "indebted to" or even influenced by particular musical heroes/movements/etc. always impress me. They remind me it's possible neither to rehash nor attempt to reinvent the wheel, if your songwriting and sense for production is strong enough. I'm not saying I even dislike things that wear their influences on their sleeves--a well-done revival isn't an oxymoron to me (like Glass Candy, for example). The Portishead album from 2008 almost had that feeling, but occasionally you could really trainspot a "source" on a particular track. Unless you're just convinced any woman with a slightly odd voice and a trans-European accent sounds like Bjork, The Knife and now this just begin to transcend.

Soundslike, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:17 (ten years ago) link

obviously the brother is not a necessary element of the knife. did karin dreijer do the music?

cutty, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:47 (ten years ago) link

what i mean to say is that this may as well be a knife album. karin is the one who sends chills down my spine.

cutty, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:47 (ten years ago) link

What a divine january surprise this is !

Snowballing, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:48 (ten years ago) link

this is way awesome. My sexist assumptions that Karin was just responsible for the vocals and Olof did the snyths, beats and programming seems to have been way off. Drum programming seems a bit simpler, but maybe just a stylistic choice. Music is as atmospheric as any Knife stuff. Track 2 reminded me slightly of Studio!

Women can be captains too, you know? (jim), Wednesday, 14 January 2009 15:22 (ten years ago) link

probably just the guitar, but whatever.

Women can be captains too, you know? (jim), Wednesday, 14 January 2009 15:22 (ten years ago) link

Digging the pan pipes on "Keep The Streets Empty For Me"

Number None, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 17:44 (ten years ago) link

haha one time i was watching that horrible terrible indie video show on the nyc channel and they were playing videos then asking school children what they thought - one kid said abt the knife "is this real music"

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 17:49 (ten years ago) link

haven't put the cd on yet but the single is quite something.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 17:59 (ten years ago) link

Artists like this who're drawing from a deep musical well but don't come across as especially "indebted to" or even influenced by particular musical heroes/movements/etc. always impress me

i agree - so many try to give this impression but there are so few who genuinely do seem to be complete one-offs, and the knife (or maybe karin dreijer) definitely fit.

re: production, it seems half of it is by christoffer berg and half by van rivers & subliminal kid (haven't heard those names before but berg apparently mixed the knife's work).

oh and since silent shout karin had her second child.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 18:03 (ten years ago) link

here's a myspace for 'the subliminal kid' profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=19900707 (can't listen, i'm at work)

was nervous, because uh http://www.djspooky.com/

goole, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 18:12 (ten years ago) link

Fuck Buttons remix of If I Had A Heart

http://putonyoureargoggles.blogspot.com/2009/01/fever-rayfuck-buttons.html

StanM, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 19:42 (ten years ago) link

I am actually getting really psyched for this.

the ref (ed hochuli ha ha) (call all destroyer), Wednesday, 14 January 2009 21:48 (ten years ago) link

This is pretty awesome. It excised all the stuff I didn't like about the Knife, so I actually like it.

Mordy, Thursday, 15 January 2009 04:57 (ten years ago) link

i've listened once through, not closely enough, but i enjoyed it a lot. to me the thing that seemed to be lacking compared to the knife was something about the sound design maybe? but the basic songwriting was really really great.

vergangenheitsbewaeltigung (later arpeggiator), Thursday, 15 January 2009 05:02 (ten years ago) link

"who're"

Cocktor Dassantino (k3vin k.), Thursday, 15 January 2009 06:02 (ten years ago) link

Dont know about the music, but the video for 'if i had a heart' is amazing:

Moka, Thursday, 15 January 2009 06:35 (ten years ago) link

Wish she did a video for every song on the album, then I might appreciate bit more what she's doing in there.

Moka, Thursday, 15 January 2009 06:36 (ten years ago) link

The album's sound made me remember Bel Canto's debut album, can't exactly put my finger on what it is

StanM, Thursday, 15 January 2009 11:14 (ten years ago) link

so far I am liking this much better than The Knife (who always sounded a bit cheesy to me)

baaderonixx, Thursday, 15 January 2009 11:20 (ten years ago) link

this album is affecting me in kate bush-like proportions

some songs could be on the dreaming

cutty, Thursday, 15 January 2009 14:47 (ten years ago) link

that's exactly what i thought! and i never really listened to the knife.

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Thursday, 15 January 2009 15:09 (ten years ago) link

don't enjoy this as much as the knife, and as said above feel there's something lacking possible sound design or whatever (there's not much automation going on). Also possibly a bit more monothematic than the Knife's albums.

Women can be captains too, you know? (jim), Thursday, 15 January 2009 15:11 (ten years ago) link

but still awesome.

Women can be captains too, you know? (jim), Thursday, 15 January 2009 15:11 (ten years ago) link

less arpeggios than silent shout, less pop than deep cuts

cutty, Thursday, 15 January 2009 15:15 (ten years ago) link

hooray/about time.. it's been three years since silent shout!

poortheatre, Thursday, 15 January 2009 15:17 (ten years ago) link

hooray/about time.. it's been three years since silent shout!

― poortheatre

fuck sake time flies.

Women can be captains too, you know? (jim), Thursday, 15 January 2009 15:20 (ten years ago) link

Damn this is good. Growing on me too, still

StanM, Friday, 16 January 2009 09:05 (ten years ago) link

I'm pretty sure this is better than everything I heard last year (with, like, maybe the exception of the-dream, but i'm pretty sure this is even better than that album). So many textures and moods and hooks and sounds. I love her.

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 16 January 2009 17:55 (ten years ago) link

Kate Bush yes

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 16 January 2009 17:55 (ten years ago) link

listened again, and while a lot of it was really, really great, i still found it to be a little flat overall. certain parts (mostly vocals) risk becoming overused and gimmicky on this album, whereas i never would've thought that about the knife. that's not to say i don't enjoy it, i think i haven't listened to it in the right mood yet, so i don't wanna be too hard on it.

vergangenheitsbewaeltigung (later arpeggiator), Friday, 16 January 2009 18:04 (ten years ago) link

I'm really, really enjoying this album. It sounds so lush, so rich in mood and atmosphere.

I think I can see why later aprpeggiator finds it "a little flat", or 'samey', perhaps, but right now that's just a huge plus for me. The sound just flows and flows, and there are no musical 'thorns' that suddenly break the spell.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 19 January 2009 11:04 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, I hear "unified" here, not "same-y"

Soundslike, Monday, 19 January 2009 14:23 (ten years ago) link

man, this is h u g e

i am loving more and more, esp. the final 'keep the streets'/'coconut' couplet

poortheatre, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 00:19 (ten years ago) link

listened to this again and am enjoying it a lot more after i stopped comparing it to the knife

vergangenheitsbewaeltigung (later arpeggiator), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 04:15 (ten years ago) link

the guitar on this is really nice

caek, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 11:44 (ten years ago) link

first song is amazing. enjoying it so far (halfway through)

6335, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:08 (ten years ago) link

i think coconut is my favorite song on this right now

vergangenheitsbewaeltigung (later arpeggiator), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 22:28 (ten years ago) link

this is truly dope

shook pwns (omar little), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 22:34 (ten years ago) link

i'm not hearing any differences between a Knife album and this, which isn't a bad thing necessarily. not sure why they felt the need to use a different name for this. great album though. i'm on my 2nd time through and haven't heard a bad track yet.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 22:40 (ten years ago) link

I haven't heard this yet, but I welcome the fact that it doesn't sound like the last Fever Ray album.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 27 October 2017 21:36 (one year ago) link

Love how relentlessly rhythmic this album is.

Ironically large swathes remind me more of Olof’s remix of Emmanuel Jal’s “Kuar” more than either The Knife or prior Fever Ray.

Tim F, Friday, 27 October 2017 23:40 (one year ago) link

First impression two minutes in: FUCK YEA

yesca, Saturday, 28 October 2017 14:02 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kkvnNBbfoA

fav jam on this album

Week of Wonders (Ross), Monday, 6 November 2017 23:54 (one year ago) link

first track on the new one carries on a similar drone to if i had a heart, but instead of wanting more she's tapped out emotionally. feels like this album utilizes a lot of similar sounds to the first one but in a more kinetic way and less comforting. really great.

Week of Wonders (Ross), Saturday, 11 November 2017 02:49 (one year ago) link

2018 Euro tour dates on feverray.com !

StanM, Monday, 13 November 2017 10:57 (one year ago) link

Loving the tour poster! 15 March in Brussels!

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 13 November 2017 11:23 (one year ago) link

fuck fuck fuck - pre-sale tix sold out after 30 mins

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:39 (one year ago) link

that was only on the label site. pre-presale. the regular presale starts on Friday 11am, abconcerts.be

StanM, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:24 (one year ago) link

the date here is at the Olympia, a 3000 seat theater. bigger than I would expected?

droit au butt (Euler), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:40 (one year ago) link

oh, just 2000 maybe. I dunno, I'm going for the first time there for Paramore in January.

droit au butt (Euler), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:45 (one year ago) link

It really is.

My kids don’t learn about non-heterosexual sex in school. My youngest came home and was like: ‘Mum, how do girls have sex? Is it like pussy against pussy?’ And I said: ‘Yeah, you can do that’, and that was it. All good. It’s a key thing for human nature to know how to experience pleasure.”

<3

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 18 November 2017 17:22 (one year ago) link

Related: Sweden invents a word for girls’ genitals equivalent to ‘willy’ for boys

“It came from a gender equality perspective. Boys have a word for it, and girls don’t, and that made me mad,” Kosztovics says. “A friend told me she knew someone who used the word snippa, so I started practising it in front of the mirror.” In 2000 she began promoting it, visiting 50 of Malmö’s then 200 nursery schools, and after that it simply took off.

“I think the snippa initiative was a big success story in Sweden,” says Karin Milles, an academic at Södertorn University in Flemingsberg, who researches feminist projects of “verbal hygiene”. “We hadn’t had much feminist language planning before. It’s the first and I think the major initiative besides hen [a gender-neutral word for ‘he’ and ‘she’].”

The word was already used to describe a small jug for cream and a type of boat, and a small minority used it for vagina.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1pEZSCcfAc

Sanpaku, Saturday, 18 November 2017 18:09 (one year ago) link

Loving the hard soca vibes on 'IDK about you'

Fox Mulder, FYI (dog latin), Thursday, 23 November 2017 10:18 (one year ago) link

yeah - the intro sounds like a lost golden-era Missy cut

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 23 November 2017 10:56 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://pitchfork.com/features/interview/fever-ray-explains-how-ball-gags-leather-fetishes-and-weird-memes-inspired-her-new-album

Martin Falck: It was funny to see how queer Mr. Freeze was. He was so scary! But here he has this silk bow tie! He sort of looks like Uncle Fester. And then also he’s not super evil. He just likes diamonds. But the world doesn’t wanna give him diamonds, so he needs to freeze everyone.

Karin Dreijer: I really loved all the Batman films.

the pleather of pleather paul (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 17 December 2017 17:31 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOJypN4cFig

"Wanna Sip" video is out.

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 16:28 (one year ago) link

Tickets for the north-american tour are on pre-sale on her website now!

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 20:02 (one year ago) link

No TX dares, booooooo!

Moodles, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:34 (one year ago) link

*dates

Moodles, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:34 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Is the vinyl release delayed?

sueñx latinx (naus), Saturday, 24 March 2018 03:16 (one year ago) link

I've seen the vinyl at Amoeba in Los Angeles, so maybe it's just slow getting to your stores?

omar little, Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:00 (one year ago) link

Damn. I'm in Riverside and the shop I went to couldn't even order it. I then checked Amazon and saw that it's on pre-order until April 13th (for the 2xLP, nothing on the 1x). Might have to make an Amoeba run.

sueñx latinx (naus), Saturday, 24 March 2018 05:04 (one year ago) link

Politifact: NRA says violent radicals are behind the March For Our Lives

Hope all goes well.

#DeleteFacebook (Sanpaku), Saturday, 24 March 2018 05:12 (one year ago) link

Oops, wrong thread.

#DeleteFacebook (Sanpaku), Saturday, 24 March 2018 05:12 (one year ago) link

I went to see the live show this week and it was SO GOOD, a huge improvement on the tour for the debut. I'm still fully convinced "Plunge" is a truly great album, too many of the songs feel like sloganeering disguising a sense of being underwritten (although I get that's what its going for etc), but it was one of the best shows I've ever been to.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 24 March 2018 09:17 (one year ago) link

I got the vinyl last week. I'm in the UK though.

kraudive, Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:22 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Just saw the show in L.A. and it was a total blast. Complete opposite of the mesmerizing foggy night goth style of the show I saw in 2009, this one was all dancing and smiles and unabashed partying. And she’s just a mesmerizing stage presence.

omar little, Saturday, 26 May 2018 06:53 (one year ago) link

yeah, i caught one of the shows in nyc a couple weeks back and it was terrific. just wish they'd played longer. great energy. and an awesome light show!

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 26 May 2018 12:05 (one year ago) link

I really wish I had made it! I'd had tickets to Sunday's show but at the last minute decided I didn't want to get home at 2 am on a worknight (I live very far from south brooklyn)

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Saturday, 26 May 2018 15:52 (one year ago) link

yeah that was a pain for sure. also the crowd was kinda wonky since a lot i guess were just fans of electronic music generally, or of Red Bull.

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 26 May 2018 17:15 (one year ago) link

I have a car. I drove home in traffic from mothers day in NJ for an hour and a half to queens, dropped off wife and child, drove in the rain forever all the way down scared I'd miss it but showed up near the end of the opening act. The show didn't run too late but even though it was a work night, I decided to treat myself by driving to Jackson Heights to get my favorite halal chicken and lamb over rice. Having a car really helps.

dan selzer, Saturday, 26 May 2018 17:24 (one year ago) link

good tip!!! guess i'll buy a car.

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 26 May 2018 17:25 (one year ago) link

It really makes things so much easier, even if there's too much traffic and not enough parking. As I drove away and saw all the people walking to the train, I couldn't help but feel sad for them.

dan selzer, Sunday, 27 May 2018 04:35 (one year ago) link

I looked into it and it turns out owning and operating a car costs hundreds and hundreds of dollars a month more than what I pay for a Metrocard. :-(

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 27 May 2018 15:21 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

https://thequietus.com/articles/26676-fever-ray-live-album-troxy

I still prefer the depressed intimate 2009 'Ray over the violent in your face lesbo SM mistress thing on the second album :(

StanM, Sunday, 7 July 2019 12:58 (two weeks ago) link

"lesbo," really?

don't really remember much violence either but I should put it back in rotation, i dug that album a lot.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 7 July 2019 15:56 (two weeks ago) link

Same as StanM. That second album was such a disappointment after the magic of the debut. But then again I’ve never been a Knife fan and that 2nd album seemed much more in line with that band’s (recent) sound.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Sunday, 7 July 2019 16:05 (two weeks ago) link

xpost: maybe not violent violence but "violently in your face" and I seem to remember some kind of not-very-hetero golden shower in a clip? (didn't mean to offend by using the word "lesbo")

StanM, Sunday, 7 July 2019 16:14 (two weeks ago) link

Fever Ray put on one of the best performances I've ever seen when they toured the first album. The full of shit Knife show I saw not long after was one of the worst (imo), and it sounds like Fever Ray went that direction as well.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 7 July 2019 16:15 (two weeks ago) link

The Fever Ray show I saw touring the second album was a blast and it felt like the exact type of show I wanted to see at that time. The polar opposite of the stunning show they put on for the first album.

omar little, Sunday, 7 July 2019 16:22 (two weeks ago) link

the imagery/videography and some of the lyrics were definitely kinky and definitely queer and/or genderqueer... i just don't remember anything violent as such, certainly not at the level of "The Cop" by The Knife for example. (that also had urinary imagery actually but in a different context - obv urine itself is not inherently violent.) i should think more about why "lesbo" rubbed me the wrong way - to me it has connotations of like, 90s-00s porn titles, the fetishization of lesbian identity as a novelty in itself, etc. (but maybe that's just an artifact of the language of queer folks I know not using it, and it's got more positive connotations elsewhere?). maybe together with the "violent" thing it just rang as "this person had a shaved head and there was nonconventional sex in it - how threatening!". but obv i don't assume anyone on ilx would come at a discussion of fever ray with that in mind, so i should give you a little more credit!

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 7 July 2019 17:39 (two weeks ago) link

scrolling upthread also i'm reminded that this material landed differently with me than a lot of ilxors so you can also freely disregard, i might be bringing other stuff to the table.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 7 July 2019 17:45 (two weeks ago) link

The show I saw on the Plunge tour was very good and very fun. She also played some cool rearrangements of tracks from the debut so I'm glad they'll see the light of day on the live album.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Sunday, 7 July 2019 18:24 (two weeks ago) link

The polar opposite of the stunning show they put on for the first album.

yeah i definitely preferred the show from the first album but the second one was a blast and made me appreciate the 2nd album much more

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Monday, 8 July 2019 01:47 (two weeks ago) link

Never listen to album 2 any more. Still love the first one. Am sad.

I'm Not Done from the live album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbjDNsjcT70

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Monday, 15 July 2019 13:38 (one week ago) link

little after the first album sticks, but I am thankful for her collab with Shinedoe who's been my favorite techno person the last few years.

bendy, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 13:53 (one week ago) link


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