Royksopp is an electronic music duo from Norway. The band formed in 1998 and includes musicians Svein Berge and Torjorn Rrundtland. Svein and Torjorn were introduced to each other through a mutual friend. They both shared the same interests for electronic music scene. They experimented with music for a while, until they ended up going their separate ways. Few years later they met again and formed Royksopp and their debut album titled “Melody A.M” was released in 2001. The band experimented with numerous genres of music, from synth pop, ambient to house. They are also known for their elaborate concert performances, which often feature eccentric outfits.
Growing up in Norway, Svein and Torjorn were influenced by local artists like Bel Canto and Biosphere. They also have expressed their interest for music of bands like; Kraftwerk, Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Art of Noise, Vangelis, Erik Satie and Francis Lai.
To date, Röyksopp has been nominated for Grammy Awards, won seven Spellemannprisen awards, performed worldwide tours, and produced albums which have topped the charts many countries. So far they have released 4 studio albums and numerous remixes.
Here is my favourite song and video from Royksopp!