After nearly a year of absence since they released their last album Senior, Norwegian dance duo Röyksopp have just unveiled two new musical treats on their website, whetting our appetites for what sounds like a new album on the horizon.
"Yup, when you least expect it, we show up like two happy little gnomes. Bearing gifts. Gifts in the form of music. You see, we know we have been away from this place for a while now, but we assure you: new material is being brewed. Just in case, as an apology of sorts, we have chosen to present you with two tracks this time."
This first track is a remix of The Irrepressibles‘ "In This Shirt". I have not heard the original before, but after hearing Röyksopps' remix, personally, I can't see how it could trump this.
"Every now and then we make edits/remixes of other people songs – with no other intention than to entertain ourselves and perhaps use them in DJ-sets etc."
Thank god they make remixes for fun, because this one has turned out to be pure genius - I've already listened to this twice in a row, which is saying something considering it's over 10 minutes long!
The next track, titled "Shores Of Easy", is an awesome chilled out 14-minute belter.
"As you know, we never want to dictate how our music is being used, but we feel that this time, a small guideline is in place: this track is best served when calm."
I have to agree with them here. This is not a track that gets me pumped up wanting to dance, instead I can see myself whacking it on at 4 or 5am after a very heavy, dance-filled evening.
"The Track, however, is not indicative of things to come…"
This is great to hear, since it would not be a Röyksopps album without some classic dance floor hits. You can read the full article here, where you can also download both of the tracks for free. If not, take a listen below.
So… Turn your speakers up high, sit back, and prepare yourself for 25 minutes of blissful sounds.