Wednesday, August 25, 2010
VI. Fever Ray (Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson)
Fever Ray is the solo project of Karin Dreijer Andersson (otherwise known as the sister part of the brother/sister duo The Knife; who will feature in another post later) and the self titled album released last year (2009).
Sweden seems to produce most of the world's music. Ever since ABBA, pretty much everything you listen to is Swedish, whether you realise it or not; from the Cardigans to Axwell and half of the house music out there.
Alright, that might be a slight overstatement, but seriously, there's a lot of Swedes in popular music.
Fever Ray the album was received well, both critically and commercially, and having already been a fan of The Knife thanks to my Brother, I rather liked it myself.
When I listen to Fever Ray I think of cold and mist.
Maybe that doesn't sound too good, but I mean it in the sense that muscially, Fever Ray is immensely evocative and profoundly sensory.
Does that make me sound like a wanker? Yes, probably. Does it even make sense? No, probably not.
Here. Quick. Let me distract you.
Check out four awesome videos:
If I Had A Heart
When I Grow Up
Stranger Than Kindness