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Sunday, January 18, 2009 

More, give me more, give me more

Given that Silent Shout was my favourite record of 2006, it shouldn't be odd that I'd be excited about a side project from the Knife. But one of the friends at the record store played me one of the albums by Karin Dreijer Andersson's first band, Honey Is Cool, and I was pretty underwhelmed. So when I had the chance to listen to her new band(?) Fever Ray I was lukewarm, but after one listen I think this is nearly the equal of Silent Shout. We'll see if it holds up, but I'm pretty excited. The biggest difference seems to be, well, listen to "If I Had a Heart" just above - no Knife song I can think of would let that much tension go unresolved. I kept expecting some beats or some catharsis of some sort. I'm rather happy they just let it dissolve, though. Great video as well.

Hi Ian. I've been listening to this track a lot, it's beautiful! I was expecting some kind of beats to come in and resolve it too. Once I realised it was pure Scandanavian ambience it was a joy to settle into it. It makes me appreciate the Knife much more. Hope you're goood - long time no speak. MxBx

Have you heard the rest of the album? It's pretty comparable. Things are good here, for the most part - hope you and the family are doing well. Unless I missed it somehow, I don't think think I have any of your emails to respond to, so unless you've got something in your inbox, maybe we just got derailed? Drop me a line, let me know how things are going.

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