The Knife: Shaken Up Versions
Shaken Up Versions
The Knife’s final album, Shaking the Habitual, felt like an important artistic statement, but it wasn’t always a great deal of fun to wade through its full 90-minute length.
The tour that went with it, on the other hand, was a carnival of colour, interpretive dance and tracks from the band’s back catalogue retooled for a party context.
Shaken Up Versions collects eight of them, and proves an alternative, arguably more satisfactory way to remember the Swedish duo by.
The inherent weirdness at the heart of The Knife remains, but here it is allied to faster tempos and imaginative, dancefloor-focused reworkings, notably the garage-flavoured Got 2 Let U and Pass This On, the tough techno of Stay Out Here, and an extended, reinforced take on the immortal Silent Shout.