Thursday, April 17, 2008


Brundtland and Berge were schoolmates in their hometown of Tromsø, experimenting with electronic instruments in the early 90s. However, the duo did not appear as Röyksopp until years later when they met again in Bergen. The city was a vital scene for underground electronic music at this time, and the band worked with other Norwegian musicians such as Frost, Kings of Convenience’s guitarist/singer Erlend Øye, Those Norwegians and Drum Island in what was called the Bergen Wave.
The word Röyksopp is a stylized version of the Norwegian word for the puffball mushroom, "røyksopp" or literally, "smoke mushroom". This same word can also be used to describe the mushroom clouds that come from atomic bombs, so this imagery is also inherent in their name.

Melody A.M.: 2001

The Understanding: 2005

Back to Mine: 2007

+Röyskopp - What Else is There:

+Röyskopp - Only this moment:

+Röyskopp - Remind Me:


  1. Thanks:)

    wow, you've heard of Røyksopp?nice. they are very good! from my homecountry ;) i like your blog.
    have a nice day!

  2. I'm not a huge fan of Royksopp, but I am definitely into Erlend!

  3. Up until this post I never actually knew what Royksopp meant. Thanks!

    Their What Else is There video is beautiful! It makes me want to be born with pretty flaxen-blonde hair.

  4. their music makes me want to dance the night away! i love Röyskopp!

  5. Sounds pretty good! You are swaying my music tastes...