Röyksopp / ɾøʏksɔp / (in French: vesse-de-loup) is a Norwegian music group formed in 1998 and made up of Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, originally from Tromsø. The band has established its place on the electronic stage with its debut album, Melody AM, and over the years, Röyksopp has tackled different genres of electronics, including ambient, house, synthpop and afro music. -américaine. The group is also known for its performances worked during his concerts, with accents sometimes perceived as eccentric.
Since its inception in 1998, the group has been positively recognized by critics and has met with popular acclaim around the world. To date, Röyksopp has been nominated for a Grammy Award and won seven Norwegian Spellemannprisen. The band has also performed all around the globe and his albums have risen to the top of charts in several countries, with among these four consecutive number 1 albums in Norway.
Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland meet in 1988 in Tromsø, their hometown of Norway, through a mutual friend. Berge and Brundtland were then aged 12 and 13 respectively. Sharing the same interest in electronic music, they started to play together, and integrated the electronic scene of Tromsø. Berge and Brundtland's childhood in Tromsø as well as the landscapes of northern Norway are often mentioned as their major source of inspiration. The duo broke up, however, before achieving real success with their music, but met in 1998 in Bergen, Norway.
Bergen, a town in southern Norway with around 210,000 inhabitants, had replaced Tromsø as the epicenter of underground electronic music in Norway. Röyksopp, taking part in the Bergen Wave, collaborated musically with Norwegian artists such as Frost, Those Norwegians, Drum Island, and Erlend Øye, the singer and guitarist of Kings of Convenience. At that time, the duo also befriended Geir Jenssen. Under his leadership, Berge and Brundtland formed a group called Aedena Cycle, with Gaute Barlindhaug and Kolbjørn Lyslo. In 1994, Aedena Cycle recorded a maxi vinyl called Traveler's Dreams.