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The LateNightTales series is an easy gateway for those interested in finding where an artist's influences lie -- with volumes that are curated by Jamiroquai, MGMT, Belle & Sebastian, and Lindstrøm, among many others -- and Röyksopp's contribution showcases the Norwegian duo's love of analog synthesizer tones. The album's 19 tracks weave an icy, cinematic narrative as Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge pick choice cuts from their record collections. Most of these songs are from the '70s and '80s, and are innocent and somber songs of the new wave, yacht rock, AM pop, and ambient variety. No surprise that they would select Vangelis' synth theme "Blade Runner Blues" from the Blade Runner soundtrack, or the chilling classical-themed vocoder piece "Odi et Amo" by Jóhann Jóhannsson, since so much of Röyksopp's music is carved from the same stone, but there are also some surprises, like the smooth R&B jam "Love You Out of Your Mind" by Byrne & Barnes and the short spoken word story told by Benedict Cumberbatch, "Flat of Angles, Pt. 2." As weird as these selections are, they fit. Per usual, this is a cleverly constructed mix that puts you in a mood that resonates with that of the artist. This volume is relatively drowsy, but nice and seductive. Two bonus tracks by Röyksopp are nice inclusions too, including one of the group's earliest covers, Depeche Mode's "Ice Machine," and a new one titled "Daddy's Groove" that feels like a cute, lost synth ballad from the Drive soundtrack.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2013
Label: Late Night Tales
UPC: 5099990383021
catalogNumber: 32
Rank: 61513


  1. Daddy's Groove
  2. Passing Through
  3. Light of Day
  4. In a Manner of Speaking
  5. Blade Runner Blues
  6. Ice Machine
  7. Odi et Amo
  8. Music
  9. After the Goldrush
  10. Hello Beach Girls
  11. Stranger on the Shore
  12. Budapest by Blimp
  13. Love You Out of Your Mind
  14. Hands and Clouds
  15. Small Hours
  16. The Somnabulist
  17. 'Til I Gain Control
  18. Aguirre I Lacrime di Rei
  19. Flat of Angles, Pt. 2

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Röyksopp   Primary Artist
Svein Berge   Vocals
Susanne Sundfør   Vocals

Technical Credits

Rodney Crowell   Composer
John Martyn   Composer
Andreas Vollenweider   Composer
Thomas Dolby   Composer,Producer
Neil Young   Composer
Acker Bilk   Composer
Tuxedomoon   Producer
Beeb Birtles   Composer
Chris Blackwell   Producer
Bill Bottrell   Producer
Sam Choueka   Composer
Vince Clarke   Composer
Florian Fricke   Composer
Dave Kaffinetti   Composer
Frederic Leibovitz   Composer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer
Vangelis   Composer
Winston Tong   Composer
Torbjørn Brundtland   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bill Brewster   Liner Notes
Jóhann Jóhannsson   Composer
Svein Berge   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Simon Cleary   Composer
Peter Ashworth   Cover Photo
Steve Gould   Composer
Andrew Partridge   Composer
Richard Schneider   Composer

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