I was recently visiting the monastery of an old friend in Vancouver, when I stumbled over the following Zen saying:
If you understand, things are just as they are… If you do not understand, things are just as they are….
Immediately my mind lit upon the Norwegian band Royksopp. Whether you like them, or don’t like them, there they are… creating polytextured beats for anyone to hear. When I listen to their music, I feel as though I’m the most sensational organic chemist who ever lived, relaxing in my mountain-top lounge with a large, machine-rolled joint of organic B.C. kush. Perhaps the reason I feel this way is that this is exactly what I’m doing at the moment, subtracting everything but the organic B.C. kush. In any case, I have located the first two songs from the Melody AM album and posted them here for you to enjoy, or not to enjoy. Either way, here they are: