In comparison to Junior – which in many ways represents the more outgoing, youthful and direct part of Röyksopp, “Senior” is the introvert and darker sibling, who lives in the attic. The two albums (‘Junior’ and ‘Senior’) have a kinship, in that they represent Röyksopp’s two very different artistic expressions. ‘Junior’ – with emphasis on vocals, accessible melodies and harmonies, has the energy, the inquisitive temper and confident “hey-ho, let’s go!”-attitude of youth, whereas ‘Senior’ is the introverted, dwelling and sometimes graceful counterpart – brimfull with dark secrets and distorted memories, insisting “I’m old, I’ve got experience…”.
Röyksopp (Norwegian pronunciation: [??ø?ks?p]) is a Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø, formed in 1998. Since their inception, the band’s line-up has included Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland.
Originally, Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland were schoolmates in Tromsø, Norway. The two experimented with various forms of electronica music during the Tromsø techno scene before going their separate ways. Several years later, the two met up again and formed Röyksopp during the Bergen Wave. After experimenting with different genres of electronic music, the band solidified their place in the electronica scene with their 2001 debut album, Melody A.M., released on the Wall of Sound record label.
Röyksopp has consistently experimented with various genres pertaining to electronica. Stylistically, the band makes use of various genres, including Ambient, house music, drum and bass, and Afro-American sounds. The band is also known for its elaborate concert performances, which often feature eccentric outfits.