Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Electro Opera By The Knife Gets Release

We've been following this for some time, lamenting the price of airfare, and hoping our luck would allow us to see (or at least hear) The Knife's Darwin inspired electro opera "Tomorrow, In A Year."

Well, all good things come to those who wait as Pitchfork has announced The Knife's electro opera is coming to CD. Yay!

They have an interesting quote from The Knife frontman Olof Dreijer which is below:

"At first it was very difficult as we really didn't know anything about opera. We'd never been to one. I didn't even know what the word libretto meant. But after some studying, and just getting used to opera's essence of pretentious and dramatic gestures, I found that there is a lot to learn and play with. In fact, our ignorance gave us a positive respectless approach to making opera. It took me about a year to become emotionally moved by an opera singer and now I really do. I really like the basic theatrical values of opera and the easy way it brings forward a narrative. We've approached this before in the Knife but never in such a clear way."

See, opera changing lives in ways you could never imagine.

The album comes out in March, which isn't that far away, especially considering we're still addicted to The Knife frontwoman Karin Dreijer Andersson's solo project, Fever Ray.

You can read all about the announcement of the album here.

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