Sombre Detune

The Scandinavians are good at a few things: knitting warm socks, salted fish, liberal democracy, and electronic dance music. (Other things too, probably.) There must be something about all those long dark nights in the numbing cold that makes people want to trance dance. Admittedly, my understanding of the culture comes from two sources: children’s literature and Stieg Larsson novels. So I imagine that life in Scandinavia is filled with magic, Moomins and murder. You won’t get much of a better idea of what Sweden – for example – is like listening to ambient electronic music like Royksopp, but in a place where the nights hardly ever end, the nightclubbing must be good.