Royksopp's Night Out (Live Ep) Import, EP, Limited Edition
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Hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed album The Understanding, Ryksopp return with their first ever live record. Recorded in Oslo, November '05 in front of an ecstatic hometown crowd, this 40 minute EP captures all the spinetingling excitement and energy of a Royksopp show. Royksopp's Night Out features highlights from throughout their career, including dynamic and radically re-conceived versions of 'Poor Leno', 'Remind Me', 'What Else Is There', and 'Only This Moment', plus a Queens Of The Stone Age cover. A must for fans and a great introduction for newcomers, this glorious and revelatory live set finds Ryksopp at the top of their game, setting another benchmark for the genre. Astralwerks. 2006.
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The dance track of the decade "Remind Me" is a treat to behold, but where they kind of worry people is using the space voice, instead of the ordinary voice, and those who love the catchiness of the line "Remind, Remind, Remind me" will have to wait until the near end of the song after the closing repeat of first verse. And those who loved "Sparks" will get more of a broadway-like version, before making you dance the way Goldfrapp made you gyrate. They also bothered to tweak "Poor Leno" up to the same exact level "49 Percent" was tweaked. Fans of the chill track will be disappointed a little, but fans will also like how "Poor Leno' is upped to a more cosmic level. As "Poor Leno" became more pumped, "Go Away" is there to hand you another good crunchy chillout track, as well as becoming the more aggressive brother of "49 Percent". I shouldn't have to tell you about how Royksopp is handing you a good and long to-be-veteran track of its kind "Alpha Male".
For those expecting a band like Royksopp to cover a song like Queens of the Stone Age's "Go With the Flow" quite terribly (and way before you even picture them singing the lyrics, so it will come off as if it makes sense for them to cover that song), the guitars used in "Alpha Male" are replaced by the likes of laser electronics. It works out quite the same, actually. Although, QOTSA simply won't be impressed a bit with the results. Then Royksopp decide to close the live album with a more lushcousin to "Trisste Globale" "Teppefall". I never thought once about an album trying so hard to top the original CDs, but if you ask me, Royksopp's Night Out does just that for a while. And the thing wrong? It is going to take a while till it becomes available in America.
This Live EP is great. The live recording is especially awesome and crisp sounding, and the crowd noise and banter is very interesting to hear. It really makes one feel as if they are at the concert, sans the visual effects. The track listing is also perfect, mixing several hit singles ("What Else Is There?" and "Only This Moment") and some awesome remixes of the band's hits (the "Poor Leno" and "Remind Me" remixes come to mind) with some truly interesting tid-bits ("Teppefall"). The high-light of the disc is cover/remix of the Queens of the Stone Age song "Go with the Flow". Queens of the Stone Age have never sounded so groove-tastic.
All-in-all, this is a great live disc. The only thing I could've asked for is that Erlend Øye would've reprised his vocals on "Poor Leno" and "Remind Me". Other than that, it's great. I realize live music (and electronic music) isn't for everyone, but this one should really snag your attention.
Other than that, "Night Out" should be avoided. Also, those of you who bought the "What Else Is There" EP should be warned that the live version of "Alpha Male" included on that single is the exact same version here. And when you consider "Alpha Male" is over eight minutes long and this EP is only 39 minutes total, you're ultimately paying 16 dollars for....well, you get the idea. Can't wait for NEW Royksopp material!
I love his voice