Ask me and I'll tell you that there is really no point in me listening to a live CD, but when it comes to listening to Electronica, you have to know how they keep things up. Especially hearing Royksopp execute their hits live on stage. After hearing Royksopp keep you occupied in the rain with Melody AM, and take you the a whole new state in chillout electronica with The Understanding, to hear it all live is more than a treat to behold. Royksopp's "What Else Is There?" does not start off with the beat, but theatrically. After that, Karen Dreijer's clear voice elevates "What Else Is There?" to a wonderful height live. "Only This Moment" doesn't really sound as equally enticing as it was on the album, but nonetheless the music is amazing just the same.
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.