The build up and release of tension is central to the appeal of electronic music. Although you won’t find any drops in their songs, the Swedish duo of Röyksopp are masters at navigating the dynamics of electronic music, which is a big part of why they’ve enjoyed such a long and successful career in the ever-changing world of dance music.
During their incredible performance on April 20 at The Novo by Microsoft in downtown Los Angeles, Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland -- joined by the magnetic singer and artist Jonna Lee, aka iamamiwhoami -- demonstrated a mastery of moods over their nearly two-hour set. Opening with the slow simmer of “Senior Living” before shifting into the forceful “Monument (Inevitable End version),” Röyksopp alternated between their more subdued material and dancefloor bangers. The setlist was heavy on their many collaborations with fellow Swede Robyn and Lee did an admirable job filling her role while adding her own graceful style to the songs.
Accompanied by a captivating light show and hypnotic visuals, Röyksopp proved that while they may be finished recording albums, they still have plenty left to give. Check out photos from the concert by photographer Joseph Baura above and click here to get tickets to select Röyksopp shows on AXS.com.