Album Review: The Knife – Silent Shout

Release Date: 2006 What files discontinuance you scoot for the interval of Halloween? Most “bogeyman music” is both made by sonically challenged basement musicians or ridiculously contrived loss of life metal bands (I’m aloof searching ahead to a band to yell me tainted on this one). Silent Cry is merciless and annoying, an excursion into […]

Album Review: The Knife – Silent Shout

Release Date: 2006

What files discontinuance you scoot for the interval of Halloween? Most “bogeyman music” is both made by sonically challenged basement musicians or ridiculously contrived loss of life metal bands (I’m aloof searching ahead to a band to yell me tainted on this one). Silent Cry is merciless and annoying, an excursion into the depths of demonic electropop. The beats here don’t look like bubbly and funky, akin to you’d ask from any odd electropop band. In its build, eerie synths and menacing voices are the principle denizens of Silent Cry. Down tempo vocals discontinuance great to make a contribution to the ambiance.

The Knife first gained public attention in 2005 with, wait for it… a tune for a Sony Bravia tv industrial. Since then, the band has reeled in its public image, so great so that they infrequently ever fabricate at concert events and after they discontinuance, they set on bandit gear and balaclavas. If you happen to look the duo fabricate without paying attention to the music, you ask hilarity, however you procure none with The Knife. The music is deathly severe; you will also without problems have confidence Karin Dreijer Andersson evident at you with a knife in her hand as she mouths traces to Silent Cry. The sibling duo works uncannily effectively here, and their presence in the album plays off entertainingly. It’s now not advanced to image these two as partners in crime.

The fourth tune, We Portion Our Mother’s Effectively being begins with Andersson’s suppose pitch shifted across four octaves, an especially unsettling, Bernard Herrmann-treasure sound as her suppose splits between ear piercing highs and demonic lows. Noises that sound treasure chomping enamel and clucks of the mouth makes it seem as if the album pushes you below its shadowy waters till you feel an increasing number of lightheaded, as dance beats flee in ever smaller circles around your ears. There is something primal here: it is now not advanced to have confidence these songs being sung by dancing savages around a campfire. There is now not any open sound-scape here both; Silent Cry is a cerebral, indoors perfect album that traps you in its otherworldly grooves.

The Knife is treasure the neighbors on the perimeter of the cul-de-sac that makes children ride by a timid condo role up in their hang garage to procure candy for Halloween. For some children, that outing by the garage is worth bigger than the candy. Likewise, the odd however wonderfully crafted scramble that Silent Cry takes you is without problems definitely worth the sensation of unease it leaves you.

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