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Spectrum Culture Reviews Röyksopp's "The Inevitable End"
The conversation surrounding Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp’s fifth and final album is likely to be dominated by the fact that they have decided to altogether abandon the standard album format after its release, and rightfully so, considering they have built that finality into the fabric of the album itself. The Inevitable End plays out like the last act in a play that’s been running for 15 years, featuring a slew of returning cast members including Robyn, Susanne Sundfør and Jamie Irrepressible, and big, sweeping, melodramatic musical numbers with names like “You Know I Have to Go,” “Save Me” and “Thank You.” Röyksopp have…
Black On Canvas: An interview with RAC
You started by making interesting remixes of Indie/electronic music and have recently come up with your own material by collaborating with upcoming and established artists. How has the transition been and what challenges have you faced in the process?
André: It’s been very interesting. Especially after doing remixes for so long, I think even today there’s some confusion about my material, with people thinking that it’s a remix. But it comes with the territory, and I think one of the biggest changes was the overall reaction to it. The reaction to some of the material was actually very good, and I don’t know if I expected that. I just…
Corner Office: Martin Kierszenbaum, Chairman of Cherrytree, on Working with Lady Gaga, A&R'ing Sting and the Streaming Debate
For Martin Kierszenbaum -- Cherrytree Records founder, Interscope senior A&R executive,…
Calvin Harris - Outside ft. Ellie Goulding
Interview w/ RAC: Behind Every Great Act, There Is An André
Despite all of his accomplishments, however, you’ll never hear André bragging about it. You won’t hear him talk about the phone call he got from Entourage, or the conversations he had with James Murphy about remixing a song for LCD Soundsystem (right before the band decided to break up).
That is, of course, unless you ask him about it.
“I was talking with James Murphy about remixing one of their songs. But it was right before the band (LCD Soundsystem) broke up, so I never got the chance,” Andre reflected. “I guess you could…