The Knife (album)

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The Knife
Studio album by The Knife
Released 5 February 2001 (2001-02-05)
Recorded Tjörn, Gothenburg, Stockholm
Genre Synthpop, trip hop, ambient, experimental
Length 46:09
Label Rabid
Producer The Knife
The Knife chronology
The Knife
(2001)
Deep Cuts
(2003)
Singles from The Knife
  1. "N.Y. Hotel"
    Released: 1 May 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 6.3/10[2]

The Knife is the self-titled debut album by Swedish electronic music duo The Knife, released on 5 February 2001 by Rabid Records. The album's recordings started early in the summer of 1999 in a cottage on the Swedish island of Tjörn. The duo also recorded it in their flats in Gothenburg and Stockholm, and in a rehearsal studio in the Hökarängen district of Stockholm.[3]

On 31 October 2006, Mute Records released this and The Knife's second album, Deep Cuts, in the United States, marking the first Stateside release of both titles.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by The Knife. 

No. Title Length
1. "Neon"   4:07
2. "Lasagna"   5:07
3. "Kino"   3:13
4. "I Just Had to Die"   4:34
5. "I Take Time"   3:04
6. "Parade"   3:50
7. "Zapata"   4:10
8. "Bird"   4:34
9. "N.Y. Hotel"   2:47
10. "A Lung"   3:26
11. "Reindeer"   7:11
The Knife
EP by The Knife
Released 23 February 2004 (2004-02-23) (UK)
Label Rabid

The Knife 10"[edit]

The UK release of the album was preceded, on 23 February 2004, by the release of a limited edition 10" EP also titled The Knife. The track listing was as follows:

A1. "Kino"
A2. "Bird"
B1. "N.Y. Hotel"
B2. "High School Poem"

Personnel[edit]

Credits for The Knife adapted from album liner notes.[3]

  • The Knife – accordion, acoustic guitar, alto saxophone, bass guitar, cover design, drum machine, electric guitar, engineering, mixing, organ, production, sampling, synthesiser
  • Karin Dreijer Andersson – vocals
  • Henrik Jonsson – mastering
  • Albin Lindblad – handclapping

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Sweden 5 February 2001[5] Rabid Records
United Kingdom 8 March 2004[4]
28 August 2006[6] Brille Records
United States 31 October 2006[7] Mute Records
Germany 19 January 2007[8] V2 Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Knife – The Knife". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 7 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Pytlik, Mark (4 December 2006). "The Knife: The Knife / Deep Cuts". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b The Knife (CD liner notes). The Knife. Rabid Records. 2001. RABID 008. 
  4. ^ a b "The Knife: The Knife". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Knife – Knife" (in Swedish). CDON.se. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Knife: Knife". HMV. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "The Knife – The Knife". Mute Records. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "The Knife: The Knife" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 

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