Tomorrow, In A Year

by Lisa Kirchner

The very Swedish and very mysterious siblings Olof Dreijer and Karin Dreijer Andersson, who make up The Knife, are following up their 2006 sensation, Silent Shout, in an unconventional way.

Tomorrow, In a Year is an avant-garde conceptual opera based on Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and promises to give fans a completely new listening experience. This album is headphone music at its oddest and would be perfect background noise for making art or lying on the floor in the dark, brooding about something. Though most of the sounds produced by Karin and Olof, teamed with their collaborators, are electronic, the slight bird noises and other minimal forest ambiances assure you that you’re not alone in this spooky headspace. The organic feel of the operatic vocals that rise and fall and sometimes scream within each song doesn’t lend much warmth to the album, but what’s warm about science anyway?

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