Röyksopp have teamed up with former Nouvelle Vague singer Beki Mari for a new single called ‘This Time, This Place’. It’s the fourth offering from their upcoming project Profound Mysteries, following ‘(Nothing But) Ashes…’, ‘The Ladder’, and the Alison Goldfrapp collaboration ‘Impossible’. Listen to it below.
“I could only describe working with Royksopp as an out of body experience,” Mari said in a statement. “My mind already had the trails of their music burnt-in; little pathways back to very specific memories and so being asked to sing for them filled me with an inimitable feeling. In Norway, in their studio, my voice spanned octaves I didn’t know I had; which was especially interesting as I was still learning how to fly. Working with Svein and Torbjørn was a divine blessing, something I shan’t ever forget.”
The Norwegian duo’s last album, 2014’s The Inevitable End, was billed as their final LP, although they promised to keep making music in other formats. According to a press release, the 10-track Profound Mysteries is “an expanded creative universe and a prodigious conceptual project.”