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 (eight years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

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

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

StanM, Sunday, 11 January 2009 20:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

StanM, Monday, 12 January 2009 17:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

so what's the album like then

t_g, Monday, 12 January 2009 17:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

is it the handle or the blade?

/dadjoek

some dude, Monday, 12 January 2009 17:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is pretty fuckin epic.

cutty, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 01:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Aye, it is.

StanM, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 07:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

cutty, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

What a divine january surprise this is !

Snowballing, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

probably just the guitar, but whatever.

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

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

Number None, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 17:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

lex pretend, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 17:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

I am actually getting really psyched for this.

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

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

"who're"

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

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

Moka, Thursday, 15 January 2009 06:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

this album is affecting me in kate bush-like proportions

some songs could be on the dreaming

cutty, Thursday, 15 January 2009 14:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

but still awesome.

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

less arpeggios than silent shout, less pop than deep cuts

cutty, Thursday, 15 January 2009 15:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

poortheatre, Thursday, 15 January 2009 15:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

Damn this is good. Growing on me too, still

StanM, Friday, 16 January 2009 09:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

Kate Bush yes

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

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

Soundslike, Monday, 19 January 2009 14:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

the guitar on this is really nice

caek, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 11:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

6335, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

i think coconut is my favorite song on this right now

vergangenheitsbewaeltigung (later arpeggiator), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 22:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is truly dope

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

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

Well in interviews she talked about having to learn stuff for the first fever ray. I think he was initially more responsible for the producering. She spoke about not wanting to be reliant on others. I assume with this new One maybe she’s decided she prefers to focus on the songwriting and Co producing and collaborating on the production.

dan selzer, Thursday, 26 October 2017 23:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Brilliant album after one listen - especially the opening track, "Red Trails", and "An Itch".

monotony, Friday, 27 October 2017 00:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Wasn't that excited by the promo material but the album is great so far.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 27 October 2017 04:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Good listen.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 27 October 2017 04:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

good time to be alive when there's a new fever ray album

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 27 October 2017 04:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This country makes it hard to fuck

Moodles, Friday, 27 October 2017 04:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oh wow, it is on Spotify. the last album was one of my favorite albums ever.

Bee OK, Friday, 27 October 2017 04:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This is very good btw.

Moodles, Friday, 27 October 2017 05:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

is sounding knife-esque supposed to be odd for a fever ray cut


Kind of. 1st album had a completely different vibe than her main gig (ie haunted and eerie as opposed to frantic). Also miles better than what her old band ever did

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 27 October 2017 06:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I was under the impression the S/T was entirely self-produced so this is all news for me.

The new album is almost entirely great but I am not sure about 'This Country' at all. There's a kind of freewheeling Jlin beat on 'An Itch' that made me think of how awesome a collaboration between those two artists would be.

This does sound different to the others though, the sound palette is similar but only a couple of tracks have that cavernous sense of space that I associate with Silent Shout and the first Fever Ray record. That's as likely to be a mastering issue I guess but you really notice it on 'Red Trails', which really does have that quality and sounds like it could have been on the S/T. 'Mama's Hand' too.

Matt DC, Friday, 27 October 2017 08:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

S/T production was C. Berg (who had done a "Like a Pen" remix, and wasn't particularly audible), and Henrik von Sivers and Peder Mannerfelt (who were pretty audible). I rated Mannerfelt's Controllihg Body last year (it featured vocals from Glasser and the feel was not unlike later Andy Stott.

Sanpaku, Friday, 27 October 2017 10:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

great record, dig every song

nxd, Friday, 27 October 2017 10:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this rules (of course)

Simon H., Friday, 27 October 2017 13:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I am 2 minutes into this and it is glorious

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Friday, 27 October 2017 14:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i am about 30 seconds behind you and yessss

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 October 2017 14:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I have heard about 30 choppy seconds because the wifi at the place I was yesterday was beyond shitty but those sure were 30 great seconds

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Friday, 27 October 2017 15:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yes, Falling, Yes

switching to headphones

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 October 2017 15:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I am glad this isn't simply S/T Part II (which would have been awesome, don't get me wrong)

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Friday, 27 October 2017 15:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

glad i switched to headphones because i am that kind of nervous person who worries that the neighbor kids will hear me blasting "this country makes it hard to fuck" over and over. i mean they have to learn sometime i guess, but not from me, not today. this is a message i can connect with more directly if it's piped directly into my ears, i think.

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 October 2017 15:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"This Country" is the only thing here I'm not wild about so far

Simon H., Friday, 27 October 2017 15:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I’m disappointed this isn’t s/t part 2. She lost the mystery that made that album special. Never cared for the abrasiveness of the (late period) Knife. But judging from this thread, I’m in the minority

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 27 October 2017 15:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I fucking adore this and I am a little saddened that I can't in good conscience play it for my kids because, while I think they would love it, I also don't want them shouting "I WANT TO RUN MY FINGER UP YOUR PUSSY" at their teachers/random passers-by/my wife/other family members/me.

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Friday, 27 October 2017 15:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xp: Given that Fever Ray was already heading in a bombastic direction with the material that came out post S/T, I think this is a great synthesis of that and the sound palettes The Knife played around with on Shaking the Habitual, tied to a songwriting style that evokes both the S/T and The Knife's pre-Silent Shout work.

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Friday, 27 October 2017 15:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I’m also disappointed that it’s not s/t 2. The videos for If I Had a Heart and When I Grow Up were my favorite videos that year and the whole album felt too homogenic for me on first listens but eventually became one of my favorites that year.

this is more like silent shout pt2... it is odd that it sounds more like the knife than the knife itself after that album. That said I also love silent shout so it’s just a matter of accepting we might never hear a proper sequel to the s/t and take this for what it is.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 27 October 2017 15:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

idk it feels like a cool synthesis of basically everything Karin's worked on in a nice tidy package, albeit a little crasser than usual

Simon H., Friday, 27 October 2017 15:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I just can't imagine not being thrilled by that voice over these massive instrumentals

Simon H., Friday, 27 October 2017 15:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This is great. She is great.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 27 October 2017 15:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

mama's hand is really something else, too! i think Falling is my other early fave.

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 October 2017 15:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

You can hear S/T Fever Ray very strongly on "Mustn't Hurry" but it's littered throughout this album.

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Friday, 27 October 2017 15:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the cover's atrocious

||||||||, Friday, 27 October 2017 17:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Agree, all of the visual assets accompanying this release have been hideous.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 27 October 2017 18:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ha i really like it

nxd, Friday, 27 October 2017 18:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

spookier colour background maybe needed

nxd, Friday, 27 October 2017 18:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I like the heavy metal logo but yeah the album cover and the video released so far is awful.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 27 October 2017 20:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Red Trails and Mama’s Hand are my favorite and also the ones I find closer to the s/t sound. I’m not feeling the rest at the moment.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 27 October 2017 20:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I love the video, not sure how I feel about the cover and am really hit or miss with the LP so far. I mean, her at her worst is better than most people's best so I'm happy to have it. I certainly think it reminds me most of Deep Cuts, in the way they both sort of reference different styles of contemporary dance music and is a sort of subversive pop music.

dan selzer, Friday, 27 October 2017 21:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

First impression two minutes in: FUCK YEA

yesca, Saturday, 28 October 2017 14:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

fav jam on this album

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

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 week ago) Permalink

2018 Euro tour dates on feverray.com !

StanM, Monday, 13 November 2017 10:57 (six days ago) Permalink

Loving the tour poster! 15 March in Brussels!

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 13 November 2017 11:23 (six days ago) Permalink

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

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:39 (five days ago) Permalink

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 (five days ago) Permalink

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 (five days ago) Permalink

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 (five days ago) Permalink

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 (yesterday) Permalink

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 (yesterday) Permalink


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