• röyksopp Senior (CD, £7.25)

    label: wall of sound

    ‘Senior’ is the counterpart to 2009's critically acclaimed 'Junior’. 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 Royksopp in fine form. Royksopp explain: "The two albums 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 – brimful with dark secrets and distorted memories, insisting "I'm old, I've got experience.”

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