Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
23rd February 2023
Röyksopp - Exclusive Germany show
Norway’s premium electronics RÖYKSOPP release new album trilogy ‘Profound Mysteries I-III’ after eight years break. RÖYKSOPP is one of the most style-defining and internationally successful electronic acts in Europe in the new millennium. The duo, which was founded in Tromsø in 1998, was able to impress immediately with the release of their debut album ‘Melody AM’ - all five singles taken from the album shot into the top 40 in the UK and were also presented in Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden and even in the US with high chart listings. It’s the beginning of a good decade in which RÖYKSOPP advance from sound-aesthetic innovators to a globally acclaimed top act in electronic music, with multimedia concert events that rank among the most exciting of the entire genre.
Speaking of multimedia: Every Apple user should know at least one song by RÖYKSOPP, because back in 2001 the company licensed their track ‘Eple’ (Norwegian for “apple”) as a welcome melody after successfully installing their operating system. But their dreamy, yet always driving sound was also well received in the traditional music world: Two Grammy nominations and winning seven Spellemann prizes are wonderful proof of this. After the outstanding success of the debut, the two created four more fantastic and internationally successful albums until 2014. What is special - especially for a purely electronic act - is that they largely do without digital support in the production of their music and prefer to generate their sounds from analogue, sometimes downright archaic old retro synthesizers. On top of that, they invited a handful of interesting guest vocalists for each album in order to make their albums as heterogeneous and exciting as possible, including Anneli Drecker (BEL CANTO), Erlend Øye (KINGS OF CONVENIENCE), Robyn and Lykke Li.
Conversely, they delivered exciting remixes for many stars, including COLDPLAY, PETER GABRIEL, THE STREETS and ROOTS MANUVA. After the two musicians and producers Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland decided in 2014 that their fifth album ‘The Inevitable End’ would be RÖYKSOPP’s last long player and they actually only released individual singles in the following eight years, the surprising about-face followed in 2022. With ‘Profound Mysteries’, not only a sixth album was released at the end of April - at the same time the two announced that this was only the first part of a concept trilogy that compositionally captures the state of the world and its humanity and illustrates it sonically.
It is precisely this intensive understanding of the mystical relationship between people, music and nature that characterizes the sounds and songs of RÖYKSOPP, which are also visually reflected in 30 short films for each individual track of the trilogy. The second part of ‘Profound Mysteries’ was released on August 19, 222, the conclusion will be released on November 18. In the course of this massive album offensive, RÖYKSOPP will then go on a world tour for the first time in over a decade and in this context will also stop for an exclusive Germany show on February 23rd, 2023 in Berlin.
Additional Concert Information
Tickets: Tickets for the concert are available from Friday, October 14 at 10 a.m. from EUR 41.00 plus fees at all known CTS pre-sale points and by calling +49 (0) 1806 - 570070 (EUR 0.20/call from a landline, cell phone max. €0.60/call), on fkpscorpio.com and Eventim.
Preview RÖYKSOPP - Berlin 2023-02-23
- Written by: Daniela Vorndran
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