As dancefloors across the world fill up once more, Röyksopp unveil the perfect euphoric companion 'This Time, This Place' as part of their expansive Profound Mysteries (April 29) project. 'This Time, This Place' features vocals from creative polymath, conceptualist and film director Beki Mari.
Of the collaboration, Beki Mari shares: “I could only describe working with Royksopp as an out of body experience. My mind already had the trails of their music burnt-in; little pathways back to very specific memories and so being asked to sing for them filled me with an inimitable feeling. In Norway, in their studio, my voice spanned octaves I didn’t know I had; which was especially interesting as I was still learning how to fly. Working with Svein and Torbjørn was a divine blessing, something I shan’t ever forget.”
Profound Mysteries is an expanded creative universe and prodigious conceptual project brought to you by Röyksopp, featuring a host of audio-visual collaborators. As with every new instalment, the visualiser and artefact have been created by contemporary Australian artist Jonathan Zewada, and the short film ‘The Conversation’ comes from award winning Danish director Martin De Thurah, a previous Röyksopp collaborator from 'Do It Again' and 'What Else Is There?'.
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