Fever Ray is actually a solo venture by musician Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson. In addition to Fever Ray, Andersson is the lead singer of “The Knife”. The Knife is a digital music combo that Andersson formed with Olog Dreijer, who just so happens to be her brother.
Andersson was formerly the singer as well as the guitar player of an alternative rock group called group called “Honey is Cool”. However, Andersson unveiled her very first solo record using the moniker “Fever Ray” back in ’09. Her vocal pattern is noteworthy equally for deep as well as shrill altered notes coupled with her distinguishing inflection as well as using pitch-shifting, while her picture for an artist has a tendency to contain the donning of face masks along with other theater components.
Fever Ray is the name, of both undertaking and record, an evocation of the music’s sound, extreme and worried, yet aglow. It is the end result of work that started in ’07 when Olof and Karin, the brother/sister combo known as The Knife, determined to take some time-out right after a smattering of unbelievable concert events. Their initial a couple of albums did nicely inside their Swedish birthplace. However, their 3rd album entitled “Silent Shout”, hit #1 and was awarded 6 Swedish Grammys, underlined their standing as an act with the capacity for really remarkable work and was declared the finest album of ’06 by Pitchfork. After this, Karin desired a rest. Not to mention the fact that she was going to get her 2nd child. However, she just could not stop making music cold turkey.
Little question the postnatal phase proved so rich. She makes up greatest in that condition any brand new mother or father will understand conscious but fatigued, where actuality blurs into creativeness and thoughts flutter inside and out. “Half of what the tracks are around is the unconscious,” she states, “thoughts of events taking place. A good deal of it is like day-dreaming, dreaming when you find yourself conscious, but weary; a good number of stories come from this planet. I strive to compose when I am because state – I am really poor at recalling afterwards, so I need to do it at once.”
Following 8 months of very successful dreaming afterwards, Karin possessed a set of fresh tunes as well as the garbage for the generation. Uncertain how exactly to carry them into reality, she brought half of them to producer Christoffer Berg, the other half to the Stockholm music making combo Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid for a last tune up.
The end outcome is Fever Ray, a record that, although clearly the efforts of the exact same musician, is drastically distinctive from The Knife. It is built on digital footings and adorned with conventional instrumentation (guitar here, congas there), but Fever Ray is starker, moodier, in places fairly somber – less an invasion, more a gradual process of colonization. Not really that you will discover something so actual within the words.