Please forgive the lack of a Song Of The Week last Friday. Though I had something written up and ready to go, I decided to forego posting for obvious reasons. Like you, I was shocked and appalled at what had happened, and while I wanted to share my feelings on the matter, this is not the appropriate forum for moral or political discourse. I hope to return with more levity in the new year, but until then, I wish you and yours the Happiest of Holidays.
Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør - Running To The Sea
Scandinavian dyad Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland has been on the short list of my favorite electronic music acts since the release of Melody A.M. over a decade ago. They recently debuted their collaboration with fellow Norwegian Susanne Sundfør on the final episode of Lydverket, a live music program that began airing not long after Röyksopp's debut. In addition to this week's selection, they performed a haunting rendition of Depeche Mode's first B-side "Ice Machine," which can be seen in the video below. With the new year almost upon us, I can only hope that Berge and Brundtland make it a resolution to release their fifth album in 2013, an album that features even more of Sundfør's amazing vocals.