My first introduction to the Swedish sister/brother duo The Knife was their feature live on BBC’s OneMusic Session back in 2005. Perhaps it was their darkness that initially attracted, but the raw beauty of their performance of Heartbeats still emotionally affects me more than anything they have ever created on their studio albums. The drowning bliss of these recordings symbolizes a different level to The Knife’s music. Stripped down and chaotic, this set goes beyond the blurred lines of pop and electronica, and represents their sound as eternally majestic, worldly, and captivating. Enjoy, download and listen below:


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