Thursday, August 20, 2009

I’ve Got Fever

As in Fever Ray. It’s not actually a group, but a side project of Knife's Karin Dreijer. It shares some of the musical flair of Knife, but seems to be a bit warmer and inviting—if that’s possible from a pretty cold, science-fictiony sounding group. I remember the first time I saw Peter Gabriel with Genesis on TV and though, well this is sort of creepy. Same with Weather Report live.

Fever Ray could easily fit into the stable of 4 A.D. groups from the early 80s. They have a dark, quiet, and haunting sound like Dead Can Dance and This Mortal Coil. And Dreijer has a lovely voice. The instrumentation is pretty sparse, and seems to be there just to accent the vocals. As with many of the groups I enjoy, they have a sound that’s hard to describe, and are unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.

Sorry about the dupe on the song. Fever Ray is too new to have a lot of songs on Youtube.

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