It has been a while since I have posted...
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A band that was, m ore orless, made famous in the U.S through a Geico commercial is actually really good? Wow.
Röyksopp is a electronic, house, trip-hop, euro-dance duo from Tromsø, Norway. The band is made up of Svein Berge and Trobjørn Brundtland, who met when they were in school together in Tromsø. The band officially formed in 1998 and released their first album in 2001. Because of their artistic and graphically experimental, and release of 5 singles in the U.K, Röyksopp has garnered a good name, and fame in Europe. While in the U.S Röyksopp still remains relatively unknown, only known as " the band who had that song (Remind Me) in the Geico caveman commercials for a while." One of their songs also became the opening song for Mac OSX-Panther, playing the song Epie every time a new Mac was booted up. Röyksopp have released three albums, and done several tours, and collaborated with artists like Robyn.
information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Röyksopp
Sadly, like most people, I first heard of Röyksopp from the Geico caveman commercial. I would see the commercial, but I wanted to know the song more. (Because its not like I could buy insurance at that point or anything.) Anyway, I really liked the song, used the infinite powers of the internet and learned about this new band named, Röyksopp.
At the time when the Geico commercial was released though, Röyksopp, had already won over Europe, for the most part. So that commecial was their gateway into the U.S.
Röyksopp's music is hard to explain. Now I know I say that a lot, so I will legitimately try to explain their music. Röyksopp does a lot of ambient, cool, electro music. Most of which leans more on the mellow, relaxing side of the spectrum. Most of the music that Röyksopp makes just sounds, call me crazy, smart. The electronic sounds combined with the misty, soft, relaxed vocals just make things sound intelligent, or purposeful.
Röyksopp is a very different band in comparison to the American-electro norm. They are ambient, smart, relaxing, while the norm is based on making "club bangers" which end up becoming house club hits in Baltimore.
If you like...
-The Chemical Brothers
-The Crystal Method
then give Röyksopp a listen.
Check out their songs.
-The Girl and The Robot ft Robyn
-What Else Is There?
Röyksopp ft Robyn- The Girl and The Robot.