Röyksopp, if you haven’t heard, is a stylized version of the Norwegian word for the puffball mushroom, “røyksopp”. According to the fount of all knowledge, the band has stated that the word could also evoke the mushroom cloud resulting from an atomic blast.
Also, one member of the duo is named Torbjørn. HOW CAN YOU BEAT THAT!?!?!
I just love how this starts a bit ominously and then dissolves into a puddle of Röyksopp chillwave or whatever we’re supposed to call it these days.
This track totally sneaks up on you and it’s the best thing. I was walking around campus with HypeMachine playing and this chillwavey goodness starts growing around me and i have no idea that I’m about to be swallowed up by THE RÖYKSOPP ZONE. I annotated the SoundCloud with where exactly the track goes from your everyday electrochillwave to Röyksopp ‘R Us.
“The Röyksopp Zone” is also going to be the tagline I use to inspire all of my interior design decisions in my next room. It will be really minimalist and involve a lot of beanbag chairs or something, and a dancefloor.
Only Röyksopp can get away with naming this Shores of Easy and not sounding ridiculous. Because it really does have this kind of ocean vibe and the mellow bass will go a long way towards convincing you that you’re floating on your back in a sea hopefully devoid of sharks, instead of just passed out on your couch.
I am currently passed out on my couch.
Kind of like this:
It just goes on and ON……….
Readers, your guess is as good as mine for what on earth Polly is getting at here.
Lol. Does anyone actually read this? IF YOU’RE OUT THERE READING THIS, TELL US.
Well. Just try it, you’ll see what I mean.
Chateau Marmont’s remix of The Girl and The Robot isn’t new but it can’t be ignored while we’re on the subject of Röyksopp. This version is rather more robotic sounding and less Robyn-centric than the original, but nearly equally omg amazing. And that’s all I have to say about that.
I totally agree. The only thing better than Röyksopp is Röyksopp and Robyn. And the only thing better than Röyksopp and Robyn is really really good remixes of Röyksopp and Robyn.
No Röyksopp education could come close to being complete without some Happy Up Here:
Happy Up Here from Röyksopp on Vimeo.
As much as this song might WANT to be about drugs, or about being about a digital robo-invasion, I always was pretty sure it was about my own wanderlust and living in Sweden. Cuz I was happy up there.
Also, Röyksopp is a really good example of a Scandinavian band with really simple lyrics that are really good and just get stuck in your head:
I’m in love with a robot. (happens to me like, daily.)
You know I really like it / I know I’ll always be here
It’s what I want that’s easy / it’s getting it that’s complicated
Yay, and with Robyn!!