Anyone familiar with The Knife’s recent work will find no surprises with Karin Dreijer Andersson’s solo project, Fever Ray. Karin’s voice here is still heavily modified by vocoders and effect pedals. The music is dark and looming with plenty of beeps and blips to keep fans of The Knife happy. However, something is different here. Karin has notably slowed the tempo, making the brooding musical landscapes even more eerie. There is something undeniably Scandinavian about this music. Perhaps it’s the coldness and darkness that resides in that part of the world this time of the year, which resonates throughout this music. Whatever it is, it makes for a great winter listen, and a recommended album.
Also, check out the creepy video for the album's lead single "If I Had A Heart" below
If I Had A Heart from Fever Ray on Vimeo.