Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Knife

I was introduced to The Knife a couple of months ago and when I first heard them, I was like, "wtf is this?" I had heard their song, "Heartbeats", in the club before but ignored the hype it was receiving. I just recently discovered how sweet that song is, and I've discovered the rest of their album Deep Cuts which was released in 2003. I can't stop listening to it. The electronic beats, computerized uni-sexual voices, bizarre lyrics; I can't get enough of it.
I knew nothing about the creators of this music until about a minute ago. I assumed they were pretty weird but I just discovered how weird they are.

Some weird things about them:

Apparently, they don't really like playing live shows because they are still trying to figure out how to portray their music in a live performance. They don't like showing their faces; they wear masks that they believe represent their music (crow people in the north of Sweden or weird monkeys, sure...I guess those could work). They boycott musical awards shows.

Some cool things about them:

They are brother and sister who work mostly together with no one else. They have their own record label called Rabid Records. They sincerely want to portray their music properly hence the reason why they come off so weird; wearing masks, not really performing live, all that stuff in the weird section.

So pretty much, they're cool. But at the same time, I wish they would lighten up a little and perform live more often. In a way, they're contradicting themselves because they seem to be taking themselves really seriously but then there's this video they made...

When I found the Knife

But I guess this video sums up their music very well.

The Knife: Weird, cool, and faceless.

Heartbeats (again)


David said...

Yeah Deep Cuts is a great album!
Need to listen to it right now...

kallskänkan said...

sweden is taking over...