Sunday, November 27, 2005

Cuts Like A...

Swedish duo The Knife spin a delicious electro-pop confection, topped with some very Cyndi Lauper-esque vocals. They've won a Grammy in their home country and and are fervent futurists: "Electronic music is absolutely the music of the future. Machine music is good." If you can resist this track, you are a stronger man than I.

The Knife - Heartbeats

Fellow Swede Jose Gonzalez comes from quite a different direction. This is spartan acoustic music, in the mode of Nick Drake but touched by some welcome latin and indie flourishes. Compare his cover of "Heartbeats" with the original above; he really brings out the brooding darkness in the song.

Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats


  • At 12:49 PM, Blogger Kurtis of Rambis Manor said…

    The Knife: No. This singer makes me have bowel discomfort! Jose Gonzalez: Yes. He soothes my ticklish poo-reflex.

  • At 9:50 AM, Blogger fastbacker said…

    Bowel discomfort! Where is your love of the "New Wave!" Or the "nouveau" "New Wave!" 80's Retro? Oh forget it.

  • At 10:10 AM, Blogger dyrehagen said…

    they look like swedish electro-pop versions of mf doom


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