Röyksopp

Formed 1998.
Röyksopp

Biography

Röyksopp is a Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø, formed in 1998. Since their inception, the band's line-up has included Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland.

Berge and Brundtland were introduced to each other through a mutual friend in Tromsø, Norway. They both enjoyed the same films, music and both shared an interest in electronics. The two experimented with various forms of electronic music, and bought a drum machine together during the Tromsø techno scene before going their separate ways. Several years later, the two met up again and formed Röyksopp during the Bergen Wave. After experimenting with different genres of electronic music, the band solidified their place in the electronica scene with their 2001 debut album, Melody A.M., released on the Wall of Sound record label.

Röyksopp has consistently experimented with various genres pertaining to electronica. Stylistically, the band makes use of various genres, including ambient, house music, synthpop and non-Euro American sounds. The band is also known for its elaborate concert performances, which often feature eccentric outfits.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Senior

    Senior 2010

    Reviewed by Garry Mulholland
    Makes a strong claim to be 2010’s best electronic album.
  2. Review of Junior

    Junior 2009

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    Junior is a proper fantastic return for the 'sopp.
  3. Review of The Understanding

    The Understanding 2005

    Reviewed by Adam Smith
    'The Understanding' is the sequel we all hoped for.
  4. Review of Melody AM

    Melody AM 2002

    Reviewed by Andy Puleston
    Royksopp cause us to draw sweet breath and marvel as our stereo is seduced by a...