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Video Fix: Röyksopp – The Drug

Video Fix: Röyksopp – The Drug
September 9, 2010 MICHAEL KNUDSEN


Hey hey! Here’s the lead music video (shot in Detroit) from Senior (Sept 13th), the follow-up album to Junior from our favorite cute Norwegian electro music duo Röyksopp! Their new album is all instrumental – no vocals – yet just listen to The Drug below – it’s quite relaxing (and the video is super trippy, it had me totally mesmerized) plus you can listen to the album in its entirety below – many thanks to The Hype Machine! Popbytes over and out … xoxo





Röyksopp are set to release the counterpart to last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Junior’ album on the 13th September. More introspective and freeform than its poppier partner and fully instrumental, the Nordic electronic pioneers Svein Berge and Torbjorn Brundtland recorded ‘Senior’ at the same time as ‘Junior’ and it finds Röyksopp in fine form.



Röyksopp explain: “The two albums (‘Junior’ and ‘Senior’) have a kinship, in that they represent Röyksopp’s two very different artistic expressions. ‘Junior’ – with emphasis on vocals, accessible melodies and harmonies, has the energy, the inquisitive temper and confident “hey-ho, let’s go!”-attitude of youth, whereas ‘Senior’ is the introverted, dwelling and sometimes graceful counterpart – brimfull with dark secrets and distorted memories, insisting “I’m old, I’ve got experince…”. Senior’ is furthermore an album about age, horses and being subdued – with devils breathing down your neck.”



‘Senior’ was written as a complete set of tracks, each designated to take a specific part in the bigger piece. All individual tracks have been made with the intent of coexisting with the other tracks on the album.



“Each track is equally as important as its predecessor and successor. We feel that none of the tracks should be regarded outside of this context, ie. separated from the rest of the album. Quite a “brave”/stupid thing to do in this day & age of iPods and cherrypicking, one might suggest. We couldn’t agree more – hell that’s even probably why we did it.”