Röyksopp has a new album due out on September 13th, 2010. You can listen to it via stream right now over at Hype Machine or also at the bottom of this post.
Here’s how they describe the new album, which is a follow up to Junior, in their newsletter:
Senior is the introverted, dwelling and sometimes graceful counterpart to last year’s Junior: brim-full with dark secrets and distorted memories, insisting “I’m old, I’ve got experience…” Senior is furthermore an album about age, horses and being subdued, with devils breathing down your neck.
Each track is equally as important as its predecessor and successor. We feel that none of the tracks should be regarded outside of this context. Quite a “brave”/stupid thing to do in this day & age of iPods and cherrypicking, one might suggest. We couldn’t agree more – hell that’s even probably why we did it.
Music can make or break a movie or any type of film. I’ve seen some mediocre movies that seem like great movies simply because of the score (soundtrack). I’ve also seen a couple movies that I think could have been pretty good, but the music just left me a bit unfulfilled. One particular movie that happened with is MirrorMask. The movie is visually stunning and has a decent fantasy type of plot with pretty weird characters. The trailer had some pretty good electronic, ethereal kind of music to set the right mood. When I got the movie and watched it, the actual music in the movie was really shallow, and if I remember right (it’s been a couple years now), it kind of had a weird jazz type of feel to it, which completely set off the mood of the movie. Here’s the trailer for those curious:
An example of a movie with great music, and a story line that doesn’t really grab the attention (although it becomes very strong while watching the movie) is The Weather Man with Nicholas Cage. Here’s a little clip from that movie with some quality music to set the perfect mood:
Anyway, on to my real point. There is a trailer for an upcoming snowboard video where the music makes an already incredible looking video so much more powerful. I still get goosebumps watching it. Check it out, the song is Aqua Vitae by Armen Hambar and the trailer is for a video called They Came From…. (Click through on the Vimeo link to watch in HD)
And now, here is another trailer for the same movie by Factor Films. Notice how the change in music gives it a pretty different feel altogether. Kind of cool I think. This song is It’s What I Want by Röyksopp.
Röyksopp’s new album, Junior is pretty darned awesome. I hope to post a review of it on here soon. In the meantime, check out the video for The Girl and the Robot. Recognize that singer? Yep, it’s Sweden’s Robyn. I dig the hair, I really do.
Oh man! I love a good music festival, and I just stumbled across one that may be the best in the world this year. The list of bands I’d quite like to see includes Röyksopp, Whitest Boy Alive, Flaming Lips, Fleet Foxes, Sugarhill Gang, Okkervil River, Madness, Marina & The Diamonds, MGMT, Zero 7, Orbital, and even Flock of Seagulls! Such a great lineup! Now I just need to get a lot more money, a ticket to Europe, and I’m good to go!