It’s not surprising to hear that shadowy, electro-inclined outfit Salem chose the Fever Ray track from Röyksopp’s Junior LP for their remixing purposes; the Michigan/Chicago/New York trio bury their tunes in dark murk while there’s something pristine and laser-like about Fever Ray’s sharpest moments, but they share with Karin a fascination for the mysterious and the gothic, using keyboards and computers to conjure creepy, lurking sounds to sublime ends. On this remix of “Tricky Tricky” they keep things surprisingly clean, though, swapping Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge’s bobbing synths for some with more of a buzzsaw’s edge while retaining the original’s eerie anxiety. Because it’s still got a Fever Ray vocal after all.

UPDATE: Turns this is NOT the Salem we know. Which would explain why this remix sounds “surprisingly” unlike them! Sorry. You can still download otherSalem’s remix below, though.

Junior is out.

Comments (5)

    I LOL AT U

  2. Marko  |   Posted on Oct 9th, 2009 0

    Clearly this song was remixed by the talking cat from Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

  3. So regardless of whether you thought this was the real SALEM or not, did you actually like this mix?

  4. Looks like I picked a terrible time to start remixing songs. I, too, am named Salem, and I, too, remix music… But I am NOT otherSalem OR Salem (The metal band). Listen, if you’d like;

    Regardless, sorry for any mixup.

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