With their latest album, The Knife have moved away from their synth-tastic dance songs into the experimental realm. Their new album unquestionably deserves acclaim, but the likelihood of their popularity carrying over is, to put it mildly, low. Tomorrow In A Year is an opera about the natural elements set against unnatural music. Based on Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, the album covers the development of life on Earth: from single cells, to the jungles, to higher intelligence. Mostly eschewing the traditional three-minute song format, the two-disc album instead relies heavily on long stretches of electronic instrumentation to build tension, and the dark, mezzo soprano voice of Kristina Wahlin to narrate. Read full review at

knifeThe Knife – The Height of Summer


The Knife – The Colouring of Pigeons – (Previously covered here)

’Colouring of Pigeons.mp3′

Bonus: Check out one of my favorite Ratatat Remixes involving The Knife’s ‘Heartbeats’, the first single from their 2003 album Deep Cuts

Ratatat – We Share Our Mother’s Health (remix of The Knife)


The Knife – Heartbeats

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