Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Knife

For popular bands, one track can spark that initial music media buzz. For the Swedish brother-sister duo, , that song was . José González - another Swedish artist - then stripped the song down to a indie-folk chassis, revealing its essential beauty, which can be heard on his debut album Veneer.

The Knife's latest album, , takes the creative synergy of the two musical architects to the next floor. The fourth track, We Share Our Mother's Health, sounds like Earth's electronic music paradigm is pitch shifting. While 's voice is shifted downward - well into masculinity - in the last verse, as she sings:
Say you like it
Say you need it
When you don't...
On a planet with a population of misshapen humanoids, the song's vibe would sweep across the landscape like the compression wave of a sonic plague.

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