The Knife – Shaking The Habitual

On the Knife’s latest full-length, the Swedish electronic music duo goes absolutely insane with a 98 minute album that features a ton of long, linear art pop tracks that overload the senses and challenge expectations.

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The Knife – “Full of Fire”

Finally, we get the full 9-minute experience with the new Knife track that’s been gathering a lot of hype this past week, and it’s not exactly the pop experience that cursory fans were probably crossing their fingers for. Such is life!

Honestly, the Swedish electronic music duo hover closer to the experimental direction they went with in 2010 with the Tomorrow, In A Year LP with Planningtorock and Mt. Sims.

“Full of Fire” isn’t exactly avant-garde opera, but it does contain some noisy, repetitive rhythms set against some flairs of noise and strange synthesizers. The track’s strong dance flavor almost sounds like it could be something DFA Records would have on its record label–I guess all it’s missing is a post-punk vibe.

Oh, yeah, and I have no idea what to make of the video.

The knife’s next record, Shaking The Habitual, is currently looking at an April 8th release date.