Tomorrow, in a Year

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Tomorrow, In a Year
Studio album by The Knife in collaboration with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock
Released 1 February 2010 (2010-02-01)
Recorded 2008–09; Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen
Genre Electronic, experimental, opera, drone, ambient
Length 92:22
Label Rabid
Producer The Knife, Mt. Sims, Planningtorock
The Knife chronology
Silent Shout
(2006)
Tomorrow, In a Year
(2010)
Shaking the Habitual
(2013)
Planningtorock chronology
Have It All
(2006)
Tomorrow, In a Year
(2010)
W
(2011)
Singles from Tomorrow, In a Year
  1. "Seeds"
    Released: 7 December 2010 (2010-12-07)[1]

Tomorrow, In a Year is the studio version of the music commissioned by the Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma for its opera based on Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species.[2] It is a collaboration between The Knife, Mt. Sims and Planningtorock. It was released digitally on 1 February 2010 through The Knife's own label Rabid Records prior to the physical release.

The album was recorded, mixed and produced in Berlin, Stockholm and Copenhagen between 2008 and 2009. Recording for the live percussion took place at Sounds Studio in Iceland, while outdoor sounds were recorded at the Mamori Artlab Workshop on the Amazon River, Brazil. Tomorrow, In a Year features guest appearances by mezzo-soprano Kristina Wahlin, Danish actress Lærke Winther Andersen and Swedish pop artist Jonathan Johansson.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 67/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
BBC Music positive[6]
Drowned in Sound 10/10[7]
musicOMH 4.5/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork Media 6.9/10[9]
PopMatters 5/10[10]
Resident Advisor 3.5/5[11]
The Skinny 3/5 stars[12]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[13]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5[14]
Disc one
No. Title Music Length
1. "Intro"   The Knife 4:32
2. "Epochs"   The Knife, Mt. Sims 5:43
3. "Geology"   The Knife, Mt. Sims 4:24
4. "Upheaved"   The Knife, Mt. Sims 3:03
5. "Minerals"   The Knife, Mt. Sims 1:18
6. "Ebb Tide Explorer"   The Knife, Mt. Sims 7:06
7. "Variation of Birds"   The Knife, Mt. Sims 6:41
8. "Letter to Henslow"   The Knife, Mt. Sims, Planningtorock 2:01
9. "Schoal Swarm Orchestra"   The Knife, Planningtorock 8:36
Disc two
No. Title Music Length
1. "Annie's Box"   The Knife 4:28
2. "Tumult"   The Knife 3:28
3. "Colouring of Pigeons"   The Knife, Mt. Sims 11:01
4. "Seeds"   The Knife, Mt. Sims 9:00
5. "Tomorrow in a Year"   The Knife, Mt. Sims 12:20
6. "The Height of Summer"   The Knife 3:47
7. "Annie's Box" (Alt. Vocal) (bonus track) The Knife 4:54

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Tomorrow, In a Year adapted from album liner notes.[15]

  • The Knife – engineering, live percussion re-editing, mixing, production (all tracks); halldorophone re-editing (1.6, 2.3); vocals (1.8, 2.3, 2.7)
  • Mt. Sims – engineering, live percussion re-editing, mixing, production (all tracks); halldorophone re-editing (1.6, 2.3); vocals (1.7, 1.8, 2.5)
  • Planningtorock – engineering, live percussion re-editing, mixing, production (all tracks); vocals (1.7, 1.8)
  • Rashad Becker – mastering
  • Johannes Berglund – vocal engineering (2.3)
  • Bold Faces – artwork
  • Kyle Gudmundson – live percussion engineering
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir – halldorophone (1.6, 2.3); cello (2.1, 2.3, 2.7)
  • Jonathan Johansson – vocals (1.6, 1.7, 2.3–2.5)
  • Hjörleifur Jónsson – drums (2.3); live percussion (all tracks)
  • Kristina Wahlin – vocals (1.2–1.5, 1.7, 2.1, 2.3–2.5)
  • Lærke Winther – vocals (1.4, 1.7, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[16] 79
Swedish Albums Chart[17] 24
US Dance/Electronic Albums[18] 10
US Heatseekers Albums[18] 32

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
Germany[19] 1 February 2010 Cooperative Music Digital download
Sweden[20] Rabid Records
United States[21] 2 February 2010 Mute Records
Australia[22] 5 February 2010 Etcetc
Sweden[23] 26 February 2010 Rabid Records 2CD
Australia[24] 5 March 2010 Etcetc
Germany[25] Cooperative Music
United Kingdom[26] 8 March 2010 Brille Records
United States[27] 9 March 2010 Mute Records
United Kingdom[28] 30 November 2012 Brille Records Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seeds – EP (feat. Mt. Sims & Planningtorock) av The Knife, Mt. Sims & Planningtorock" (in Swedish). iTunes Store Sweden. Apple Inc. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Knife in Collaboration with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock – Tomorrow, In a Year". theknife.net. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Knife – Tomorrow, in a year.". Rabid Records. Retrieved 18 February 2010.  Note: Select the "Credits" tab.
  4. ^ "Tomorrow, In A Year – Planningtorock". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  6. ^ "BBC review". 
  7. ^ "Drowned in Sound review". 
  8. ^ "MusicOMH review". 
  9. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". 
  10. ^ "Pop Matters review". 
  11. ^ "Resident Advisor review". 
  12. ^ "The Skinny review". 
  13. ^ "Slant Magazine review". 
  14. ^ "Sputnickmusic review". 
  15. ^ Tomorrow, In a Year (CD liner notes). The Knife in collaboration with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock. Rabid Records. 2010. RABID044. 
  16. ^ "The Knife with Mt. Sims and PlanningtoRock – Tomorrow, In A Year" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
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