The Knife

Review: Silent Shout | The Guardian

“One theory explaining the decline in dance music’s capacity to shock and amaze points the finger at the DJ jetset’s culture of professional good-blokery, which comes in handy in Ibizan terraces but leaves scant space for the chippy mavericks who push music forward. But the bloody-minded individuality of Swedish brother-and-sister duo Olof Dreijer and Karin Dreijer Andersson hits you like a slap in the face. The Knife have edged their way towards the mainstream with their exquisitely opaque love song Heartbeats, transformed into a top 10 hit by Jose Gonzalez, and Andersson’s striking performance on Royksopp’s What Else Is There? But Silent Shout, their third album, is tense, troubling ghost-in-the-machine music.”

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