Immediately following the release of Profound Mysteries II, electronic pop music superstars Röyksopp announce the concluding third part to their extraordinary Profound Mysteries project, to be released on 18th November through Dog Triumph / [PIAS] . Profound Mysteries III will bring the acclaimed series to a climax, having worked with a cast of global visual and musical collaborators to create an incredible 30 tracks, 30 artefacts, 30 visualisers and 30 films that have been revealed throughout the year. 


Listen to Profound Mysteries here. 

Listen to Profound Mysteries II here. 


Last Friday Röyksopp also hosted a very special Youtube live event “Profound Mysteries – Continuous Visual Experience” and if you’ve missed it, you can re-watch it here. 


To coincide with the announcement of Profound Mysteries III, Röyksopp have also revealed details of a series of vinyl editions for the entire campaign, marking the first time the music has appeared in this format. A deluxe 6LP box set housing all of the music from Profound Mysteries as well as an exclusive 32 page booklet designed by Jonanthan Zawada is complemented by individual 2LP releases for each part of Profound Mysteries. 


Australian artist and designer Jonathan Zawada is the primary visual collaborator for Profound Mysteries, crafting unique artefacts for each track which are then recreated and animated in 3D for an accompanying, eye-popping visualiser. Zawada’s hand-drawn and digital art reflects Röyksopp’s powerful analogue & digital approach to recording and producing their unique music. 


In addition, the production house Bacon – whose directors include the award-winning Martin De Thurah and Andreas Nilsson – were commissioned to create a film short for each track from Profound Mysteries, following a list of creative rules from Röyksopp. These included allowing for a completely free interpretation of the song, making visuals for any part of the track and even being able to alter the production of the song. The films echo Röyksopp’s quirky, absurdist and profound take on life and pose questions around relationships, identity and truth.. Watch the first 20 short films here.  


Profound Mysteries brings together some of the most talented music artists in the world including Alison Goldfrapp, Pixx, Susanne Sundfør, Astrid S, Karen Harding and the first Profound Mysteries remixers &ME, Henry Saiz, Rodriguez Jr., Township Rebellion.  


You can pre-order Profound Mysteries III here: 


A selection of short films so far include: 


‘Frenship’ by Ada Bligaard Søby & Röyksopp 



‘I Hate My Shelf’ by Andreas Nilsson  



‘The Conversation’ by Martin de Thurah & Röyksopp  



‘Mycelium’ by Martin Werner & Röyksopp (featuring Marianne Schrøder from the original ‘What Else Is There’ video in 2005) 


In Profound Mysteries Röyksopp continue to surprise and delight, with their visionary concept bringing music to life in a visually contemporary context, finding new ways to inspire and excite. 


As teenagers, Berge and Brundtland would discuss their own fascination and preoccupation with the infinite and the impossible – the most profound mysteries of life. On Profound Mysteries they hope to have explored at least some of them. 


Of course those profound questions are never answered and in that mystery lies the beauty of life. 


Deep dive in to Profound Mysteries here and find all their live dates as well. 



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