Scandinavian parties join up for monumental mini album
Best friends Röyksopp and Robyn, from Norway and Sweden respectively, are heading out on tour this summer performing a show that will involve them playing separately and together. This mini album adds five tracks to previous collaborations, like ‘The Girl And The Robot’ from Röyksopp’s 2009 ‘Junior’ album, and it begins with a stunner – ‘Monument’, a winding and mystical 10-minute epic containing startlingly self-confident lyrics: “This will be my monument / This will be a beacon when I’m gone.” Elsewhere, there’s slashing techno (‘Say It’), a big electro-pop moment (‘Do It Again’), a classic Robyn teen-state-of-mind ballad (‘Every Little Thing’) and a rather piddling, wordless piece appropriately titled ‘Inside The Idle Hour Club’.
Record label: Cherrytree/Interscope
Release date: 26 May, 2014