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Nils Hansson: Has Karen O and Danger Mouse ended up lost in time?

No artist was more characteristic of the period in the middle of the 00's than Danger Mouse. A producer with the stance of a dj who made a name for himself by combining Jay-Z's ”The black album” with The Beatles white and call it ”The grey album” – and that was stopped from giving it out officially, despite the fact that both Jay-Z and the two remaining members of The Beatles were for, and despite the fact that the get the album in 2004 was hailed more.

Then he formed the duo Gnarls Barkley with singer and rapper, CeeLo Green, whose ”Crazy” became a mega hit of the magnitude that almost defines their time, despite the fact that it sounded like classic retrosoul. If designed with a bit of more modern methods.

to be Karen O. A singer of the extravagant variety that is bigger than his band, which was called the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and came in the wake of The White Stripes and The Strokes.

They are still available, but is markedly smaller now. At the same time that both Karen O and Danger Mouse does the one and the other, not least in collaborations with all sorts of artists.

He has become the kind of superproducent that flutters past on the discs with Adele, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, A$AP Rocky, Iggy Pop or Norah Jones. She has done a sketchy solo album, a part soundtrackgrejer, collaborated with Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, David Lynch, Peaches and Johnny Knoxville, Swans, Michael Kiwanuka, Parquet Courts and many more.

together, is less surprising than that it is not accompanied by a new group name.

Otherwise, the ”Lux prima” (BMG/Warner) so cinematic, and classically that it could be from almost anytime, with lots of influences from 60 the age of psychedelia and cocktailmusik. Where Karen O most of the time, choose a small and breathless voice, far from his old pleasures, while Danger Mouse fills out the timeless with a few well-placed scents from the 90s trip hop.

It is easy to like, vaguely familiar in almost every detail, but if it should be associated with our time, it must probably go a few years before it is noticeable.

Read more musiktexter of Nils Hansson, for example, about how it is still given out brand new songs with Townes Van Zandt.

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