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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Fat Possum
The Knife
Tomorrow, In a Year

Rating: 7/10 ?

March 1, 2010
Many a mention has been made that Tomorrow, In a Year is not the proper follow-up to the Knife's brilliant Silent Shout that fans were hoping for. But considering the Dreijer siblings' increasingly experimental career trajectory over the past few years, this two-disc release shouldn't come as much of a shock either. It's an interesting request for any progressive musician let alone the Swedish electro-poppers: a Danish performance art company called Hotel Pro Forma asked them to compose an opera based on Charles Darwin and his life's work.

As expected, Karin and Olof were more than game for the avant-leaning task and are joined here by fellow digital fetishists Mt. Sims and Plannintorock along with Tomorrow's secret weapon, soprano Kristina Wahlin Momme. Whether she's letting the vibrato swirl around a post-apocalyptic backdrop of drones and clangs on "Epochs" or the malfunctioning, minute-long "Minerals," you can only wonder why Momme isn't Scott Walker's perpetual muse. While the record is replete with musique concrete elements that recall everything from Pierre Henry to John Cage, a few Knife-isms slip into the mix on the tingly house track "Seeds," and especially "The Height of Summer" (where you can actually hear the pulse of their 2002 classic "Heartbeats" thudding).

It's not the easiest listening by any means, but how fitting that on an album that pays tribute to Darwin, The Knife unveils their most significant evolution yet.

Reviewed by Kiran Aditham
When not contributing to LAS and other music/film publications, Kiran Aditham toils away during the day in Manhattan as a reporter for an advertising magazine…though he’d rather not say which one.

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