Fidelity Wars #22: Familjen – “Det Snurrar I Min Skalle”

I’m full of stress and deadlines, which is why I haven’t posted much lately, and which is why this installment will be both somewhat brief and “easy” – by which I mean that I won’t talk on length about some semi-obscure piece, but rather just go for a piece most hipsters out there should already be aware of.

Familjen (Swedish for the family) is a Swedish techno band I stumbled over not so long ago. They made their album debut in 2007 with Det Snurrar I Min Skalle, and the album’s title song is this week’s featured pieces.

Familjen – “Det Snurrar I Min Skalle”

It’s catchy, the vocals are both odd and pleasant, and I’ve no immediate idea as to what the song is about (even though I understand Swedish). Unfortunately, none of the other tracks on the album really come close to being as good as this. In fact, I plain don’t like them, with maybe the exception of the track “Nu Händer Det Igen”.  But, regardless of the rest of the album, this is a great little electronic pop song.

The song also has a great music video to go with it, which won a Swedish Grammy award. I believe it’s edited video footage from a vekkelsesmøte – a Christian religious gathering – complete with singing and perhaps some kind of healing, but as it progresses it seems more like a rave. I wish they’d not inserted the original footage at the end though. Regardless, probably one of the best music videos I’ve seen.

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