The Knife - Like A Pen

Certainly a lot less weird than the previous two singles from Silent Shout, Like A Pen is still bonkers round the edges. The combination of bouncy electronics and Karin’s distinctive vocals make it reminiscent of Bjork’s early solo material.

Fans of The Knife’s stranger elements will be glad of the Extended Club Mix and Original Demo. The former finds room to distort the vocals Exorcist-style and the latter gives more prominence to the icy synths, the sort of atmospheric touch that may just have shivers running down your spine. Thomas Schumacher and Heartthrob both turn in remixes designed for the dancefloor, but what dancefloor?

Overall

7

out of 10

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