The Swedish Experimental ElectroPoppers were commissioned by Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma to compose the music for an opera based on Charles Darwin and his work ‘On The Origin Of Species’ and in a The Knife first they decided to collaborate with artists Mt. Sims and Planningtorock to “to capture the huge width of the Darwin and evolution theme”
‘Colouring Of Pigeons’ is a strange and intoxicating beast, undeniably The Knife (especially when Karin’s trademark vocals kick in) but the operatic feel to it gives it a life all of it’s own. Give it a few listens, it gets under your skin (in the best of ways), which, I suppose, makes it classic The Knife!
The studio version of the opera, ‘Tomorrow, In A Year’ will be released on Rabid Records on1st March.