Following the release of their critically acclaimed and award-winning album ‘Silent Shout’, Swedish dark-electro duo The Knife took time out to pursue their own individual projects. Olaf Dreijer worked on an original soundtrack for the opera ‘Tomorrow In A Year’ by Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma. His sister, Karin Dreijer Andersson, opted instead for a solo album, under the name Fever Ray. Whilst occupying similar sonic territories to The Knife, ‘Fever Ray’ introduced a personal and intimate side to Karin that was hitherto unseen.
Over the phone from her home in Sweden, Karin talked to me for my FBi program Disorient and discussed the genesis of the Fever Ray project, her continuing exploration of electronic music and the impact of motherhood on her creative work. The original broadcast interview was extended and released here as part of my Slang Tang podcast series.
Originally broadcast on Disorient, FBi Radio, May 2009.