While rabid fans of Swedish brother-sister duo The Knife sit patiently waiting for a follow-up to the now five years old Silent Shout, it’s not like Karin Dreijer Andersson has kept us wanting for more. In fact, between her equally beguiling Fever Ray album (2009) and the more abstract Tomorrow, In A Year project with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock, we’ve heard from Andersson plenty.
Now a new track has emerged in the form of “No Face.” Taken from the We Are The Works In Progress charity compilation for Japanese Tsunami relief (compiled by Blonde Redhead‘s Kazu Makino and featuring Four Tet, Nosaj Thing, Interpol and more), the tune covers territory similar to Tomorrow, In A Year‘s experimental opera, with no beat or lyrics to speak of. Rather, Andrersson travels further down the raw instrumentation path she has been leading her heavily processed voice on for years.