all that glitters #1: Fever Ray

14 Mar

Featured here, in its first installment, are the videos “Triangle Walks” and “When I Grow Up” by Karin Dreijer Andersson’s solo project Fever Ray. She’s the sister in the Swedish duo, The Knife.

Deep Cuts & Silent Shout were part of a staple soundtrack when living in New Delhi circa 2006. Electro-synth crooning: perfect for late-night road romps with a packed car of ex-pats and hip Delhi kids, en route from nightclub-islands-in-wasteland through old school Mughal relics to my marketplace apartment.

Fever Ray, I discovered courtesy of a handsome brown-haired waiter in Prospect Heights. It pays to ask what you’re listening to when savoring crepes et ratatouille.

An excerpt from Karin Dreijer Andersson’s bio:

“Half of what the songs are about is the subconscious,” she says, “ideas of things happening. A lot of it is like daydreaming, dreaming when you’re awake, but tired; a lot of stories come from that world. I try to write when I‘m in that state – I’m very bad at remembering later, so I have to do it right away.”


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