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Fever Ray – Fever Ray

Posted in Electronic, Electropop, Synthpop by newmusicexcess on January 22, 2010

Fever Ray - Fever Ray Track listing:

1. If I Had a Heart
2. When I Grow Up
3. Dry and Dusty
4. Seven
5. Triangle Walks
6. Concrete Walls
7. Now’s the Only Time I Know
8. I’m Not Done
9. Keep the Streets Empty for Me
10. Coconut

The creepy electronic tones on Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson’s debut, Fever Ray, makes me think of a Doom Metal band that’s gone synthpop. I hear all sorts of musical reference points in both the vocals and the music as I listen to this album. A smattering of Propaganda here, a bit of Depeche Mode there, some Björk, a pinch of Katatonia, and some Kate Bush to name a few. It also takes me back to an alternative universe ‘80s era of ZTT Records, you know, around the time of Art Of Noise et al. But, in slow motion. Excellent stuff.

Reviewed at:

The Guardian – http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/mar/27/fever-ray

The Onion (A.V. Club) – http://www.avclub.com/articles/fever-ray-fever-ray,25935/

Delusions of Adequacy – http://www.adequacy.net/2009/04/fever-ray-fever-ray/

Pop Matters – http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/71581-fever-ray-fever-ray/

Pitchfork – http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/12845-fever-ray/

Drowned In Sound – http://drownedinsound.com/releases/14201/reviews/4136379

New Musical Express – http://drownedinsound.com/releases/14201/reviews/4136379

musicOHM – http://www.musicomh.com/albums/fever-ray_0209.htm

Tiny Mix Tapes – http://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/fever-ray-fever-ray

Slant Magazine – http://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/fever-ray-fever-ray

All Music Guide – http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jnfrxzykld6e~T1

Dot Music – http://uk.launch.yahoo.com/090401/33/220xz.html

Prefix Magazine – http://uk.launch.yahoo.com/090401/33/220xz.html

Cokemachineglow – http://www.cokemachineglow.com/record_review/4328/feverray-feverray-2009

Dusted Magazine – http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/4859

Boston Globe – http://www.boston.com/ae/music/cd_reviews/articles/2009/04/13/fever_ray_fever_ray/

Blender – http://www.blender.com/guide/new/77143/fever-ray.html

Spin – http://www.spin.com/reviews/fever-ray-fever-ray-mute

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  1. Salontafel said, on January 23, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I liked reading this. I will post this on digg. I am sure you will get some thumbs up 🙂

  2. newmusicexcess said, on January 23, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Many thanks, glad you liked the post.

  3. newmusicexcess said, on January 27, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Many thanks for the comment. Always on the lookout for ways of increasing the audience.


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