The Understanding

The Understanding

by Röyksopp

CD

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The Understanding

The Understanding, the long-awaited follow-up to Röyksopp's acclaimed Melody A.M., finds the Norwegian electronica duo refining their atmospheric sound. On many tracks here, Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge focus on more accessible pop structures. "Only This Moment" is a surging, Pet Shop Boys-like dance number, and "49 Percent" ventures into contemporary R&B territory, while "Follow My Ruin" is inspired by the '80s, replete with funky bass and synth-drum rolls. There's plenty to please fans of their breezy earlier album, particularly the pulsing "Beautiful Day Without You" and the gently shuffling "Someone Like Me." A departure, but not a complete about-face, The Understanding reveals new aspects of Röyksopp, without abandoning the dreamy, keyboard-heavy aesthetic associated with the group.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2005
Label: Parlophone (Wea)
UPC: 0094631135224
catalogNumber: 113521

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The Understanding 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The songs are great, especially What Else Is There, that song is hauntingly beautiful. Karin Dreijer really makes the song unique, her voice is amazing. The Thin White Duke Remix of it is good too.
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