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LATE NIGHT TALES By Ralph Moore

ROYKSOPP
08 July 2013
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A long time coming, this smoke-filled Late Night Tale is as luxurious and silky as a new pair of purple PJs. Opening with a brand-new, quintessential slice of robo-vocoder Röyksopp business called ‘Daddy’s Groove’ (the kind of cut Rob da Bank dreams of while counting electric sheep), they barely put a foot wrong, with Rare Bird’s dreamy prog-rock ballad ‘Passing Through’ (also on Erol’s DJ Kicks comp) offering a rare glimpse into a brave new world. Unusual choices from Tuxedomoon, Thomas Dolby, John Martyn (‘Small Hours’, natch) and Vangelis’ ‘Blade Runner Blues’ follow. As cute and quirky as the band themselves, this is instantly up there with LNT mixes from Air and Lindstrøm.

File under Together in ‘Eple’ dreams
Download Röyksopp ‘Ice Machine’, ‘Daddy’s Groove’, Tuxedomoon ‘In A Manner Of Speaking’
Like this? Try Pink Floyd ‘Wish You Were Here’ (EMI)

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