The Knife’s Olof Dreijer Returns for New Album With Mt. Sims, Shares Music: Pay attention
The Knife’s Olof Dreijer has teamed up with Tomorrow, in a 12 months collaborator Mt. Sims for a brand new document of metal drum music. Memento, Dreijer’s first full-length as a lead artist since the Knife break up, contains 5 songs spanning 33 minutes, every ensuing from 10 years exploring the instrument in a bid to deconstruct its stereotypical depictions in Western music. “We tried to search out our personal factor,” Dreijer stated in a press launch. “That’s often our manner round utilizing an instrument that has been closely exoticized and appropriated.” The document arrives June 9, by way of Rabid, and you’ll take heed to “Hybrid Fruit” beneath.
Dreijer and Sims started work on the five-track document after the Trinidad-via-New York group Particular Pals of the Earth (SFOTE) invited them to compose with a metal drum created by the Trinidadian instrument maker Ellie Mannette. In experimenting with the instrument, the musicians integrated supplies corresponding to ball bearings and water to make unorthodox sounds. Additionally they drew consideration to Scandinavia’s function in colonizing the Caribbean by reinterpreting the medieval Swedish folks tune “Liten Karin” for the document.
The writers Anna-Maria Sörberg, Nathan Hamelberg, and Tomas Hemstad co-authored a textual content to accompany the discharge, which you’ll learn on Dreijer’s web site. Dreijer additionally intends to launch new solo music this yr, in keeping with a press launch. He contributed manufacturing to Knife bandmate Fever Ray’s current album, Radical Romantics.