Elektra (Suspekt album)

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Elektra
Studio album by Suspekt
Released September 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop, horrorcore, classical
Length 40:44
Label Universal, Tabu Records
Producer Rune Rask, Jonas Vestergaard
Suspekt chronology
Prima Nocte
(2007)
Elektra
(2011)

Elektra is the fourth studio album from Danish hip hop group Suspekt, released 12 September 2011. It is produced by Rune Rask and Jonas Vestergaard. The symphony orchestra Czech Film Orchestra is featured on Brænder Byen Ned (Burning Down The City), Helt Alene (All Alone), Nyt Pas (New Passport, which features a 3 minutes classical music ending), and Parasitter (Parasites). The orchestral music was recorded in the Rudolfinum Concert Hall, Prague, and was composed and orchestrated by Frederik Magle who also plays pipe organ on Parasitter.[1][2] Danish singer Tina Dickow is featured on Helt Alene.[3]

Frederik Magle conducting the orchestra in Koncerthuset at the release concert.

The album was presented in public for the first time at the release concert in Koncerthuset (Copenhagen), 10 September 2011. The concert was reviewed by the music magazine Gaffa, who gave it 6 stars[4]

Elektra was favorably reviewed by Danish press including reviews in all major newspapers upon its release.[5] The album was certified gold in November 2011.[6]

Kendrick Lamar and executive producer Dr. Dre used "Helt Alene" as the main sample for the track "The Art of Peer Pressure" on Kendrick's album good kid, m.A.A.d city.[7]

Tracks[edit]

  1. "Brænder byen ned" – 3:32
  2. "Elektra - Requiem" – 1:08
  3. "Ruller tungt" – 3:07
  4. "Klaus Pagh – 3:20
  5. "Far gir en is" – 2:08
  6. "Helt alene" (feat. Tina Dickow) – 4:26
  7. "Elektra" – 3:47
  8. "Vi ses i helvede" – 3:27
  9. "Nyt pas" – 5:22
  10. "The Valley – 3:25
  11. "Weekend kriger" – 3:04
  12. "Parasitter" – 4:06

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.magle.dk/news.html
  2. ^ http://gaffa.dk/nyhed/52188
  3. ^ http://tinadickow.dk/2011/09/14/suspekts-nye-album-elektra/
  4. ^ "Suspekt DR Koncerthuset - Anmeldelse" (in Danish). Gaffa. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  5. ^ http://musikmeldelser.dk/2011/09/21/suspekt-elektra/
  6. ^ "Album Top-40". Hitlisten (in Danish). IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Dr. Dre og Kendrick Lamar". Announcement on the official Suspekt facebook page. 25 September 2012.