Track Of The Month November / December: Le Cantique de Noel

6th December, 2010

Wait a minute, just one ‘track of the month’ for both months?

Ok, please allow us to explain: A separate track, initially destined to become ‘track of the month’ November, HAS been made. However, an unexpected opportunity rose, and after careful deliberation we decided to not to use it as a ‘track of the month’ November. All we can say at this point is that we are going to use it in the future. Sorry about this, but we assure you that it is for the better in the long run. That has left us with just one track for both November and December. We hope you understand.

Now that that’s over with, let’s get to the good stuff. This time around, on the receiving end of our special treatment we find an instrumental ‘harp only’ version of a well known Christmas song; the very old-school Le Cantique de Noël. We went to a strange place with this one, fusing drums, choir and SFX together to create a version that perhaps is a bit like what a person in the early 1970’s could imagine Christmas music would sound like in the future. The future, like in 2010.

So, we hope you like it, and whatever you do this season, HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM RöYKSOPP!

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83 Responses

  1. Thank you guys! Insane and fantastic sound for xmas. 😀

  2. AFKAN says:

    Wonderful track, Happy Christmas all 🙂

  3. Mexican_Tushkan says:

    Thank you. Very good!!!

  4. PalacePlayers says:

    Goosebumps as always, heroes! Looking forward to hear the “lost” november TOTM, sounds like you hit gold there.

  5. wilfrid says:

    You are the best !!!!

  6. Martin42 says:

    Röyksopp, this is great! And on the contrary, you’re making me excited that there is more to come sooon! 🙂

  7. matucana says:

    Amazing track!! I Wish you a very good christmas holiday and 1000 Year of Royksopp’s gracefull music for for you and for all of us!!
    Thank you from Italy

  8. Videon says:

    Very Vangelis-esque. Nice one!

  9. seang1979 says:

    Ha! I used to hear this song in church when I was a kid. This is way better than the church choir version. 🙂

  10. DJ The Fade says:

    Epic As Always Guys..
    Happy Holidays to You Too ! 🙂
    Love You Forever Torbjorn and Svein,

  11. redroy says:

    This has always been my favorite Christmas song, now I have the perfect version of it. Awesome!

  12. Dominic says:

    Wish there could have been two tracks but really in all honesty this is worth waiting an entire month for 🙂 This put me in a different type of christmas mood…A very mysterious christmas mood. Thank you for this!!! I love how it has a very Senioresque feel to it. It fits in with Senior very well and for the time of year it is now well…. Let’s just say this version of it suites my emotions and probably my christmas this year. Thank you so much for this. I cant wait to hear the track you had prepaired us for November when you decide to use it. I wish I could have had a TOTM for my birthday but this makes up for it. A Birthday and Christmas gift in one. Though, I had an idea…why not make a small original track to give us all on Christmas day? 🙂 Like an nice little thing to look under the tree and say “SNOMG there is a gift from my dear friends Svein and Torbjorn under here!!!” and be able to thank you for it when we see you again. its just a thought, but it sure would put a smile on a lot of peoples faces. Though I dont want you to over work or anything. I understand its the holidays and im sure you wold rather both like to be with your families N’ stuff. I wish you both a merry christmas a bit early in case I dont get to come to the site for a bit.

    Dominic 🙂

  13. AlvinGordian says:

    Happy Holidays from Florida, US! 😀

  14. AlvinGordian says:

    I’m excited for this ‘mysterious’ track. If it’s as good as you guys make it seem, I completely understand the situation. But I must say, this holiday track is phenomenal! Royksopp should consider making a holiday album. xD

  15. Smart Apple says:

    The end reminds me of the ending to “Dead To The World”….

    Finally new TOTM 😀 Love it

  16. VK says:

    No…no…no…november? Like in that 80’s song – You “Save The Best For Last”?

  17. Frida Frost says:

    Thank you! 🙂

  18. iworshipthemoon says:

    Thanks again Röyksopp!! Merry christmas!

  19. noizybee says:

    Thank you for this wonderful song! Starts a bit cheesy but then… synthgasm!!!

  20. Ohhh! Lovely song… what a beautiful track… Amazing!!! I loved this Christmas gift! Thank you, Röyksopp!!!
    I Wish you all the best. Merry Christmas! 😀
    Bye 😉
    Feliz Natal!

  21. kungam says:

    Thumps up!

  22. edarg says:

    Thank you guys, for every song you made…………There’s so much love in your music………….Happy Hollydays!

  23. Forwox says:

    Wonderful! Thank you Royksopp for this great, little gift! Love you! <3

  24. Forwox says:

    Ou, yes! HAPPY CHRISTMASS to you all! Let this time to be the best.

  25. Charlie-Brown says:

    I agree with you ! That sounds exactly like someone in the 70’s could imagine the sounds of the future. This is so peaceful to listen. Thank you Guys ! I wish you a beautyful Christmas…

  26. leslieriquelme says:

    Thank you!!!!
    P L E A S E C O M E T O C H I L E !!!!!!!!!!!

  27. azfan says:


  28. Dawd says:

    I love this tune so much better without the holy lyrics!

    Thanks RöYKSOPP 🙂

    Have a great festive season!

  29. ekran says:

    Ah, all of a sudden I’m in Xmas mood!

    Awesome job!

  30. Jeff says:

    Thanks a lot fellas!
    Hilsen fra din Nr 1 fan på Bolga. 🙂

    Ønsker dere begge en riktig God Jul!

  31. erling says:

    Super! Brukte dere CS80 på den her?

  32. goolug says:

    Shit, this is incredible.

  33. manumusic says:

    Thank you guys!!!! Very Very Christmas and Very happy new year!! Best wishes from Argentina!!!

  34. sushisac says:

    You guys create just pure acoustic magic!

    Thank you sooo much for (not only) this wonderful track .. Merry Xmas to you and your loved ones ..

    Glædelig jul

  35. eplepolo says:

    Amazing track for this difficult christmas, congratulations for make good sounds!! Glade Jul!! och gott Nytt år!!

  36. Ayse Koc says:

    it is not easy to make a track everymonth. of course we understand you no need to apologize:) we always love ur music, you go guys!

  37. saad says:

    the great feeling of rising

  38. Growlgrowl says:

    Nice one guys…Videon is right…very Vangelis…in a good way 😉

  39. Holly and Ivy says:

    Sounds like a dazed or confused Jean Michel Jarre. Can picture him slumped over his keyboard after slurping too much pre prandial sherry. All in all the perfect Christmas number, well done you crazy diamonds xx Zut alors!

  40. Rubs says:

    You guys are amazing! You two know how to surprise your fans! I think it’s great that you waited a little longer for this TOTM because now, while waiting for another masterpiece, I realized how much I adore your music! Hope to see you in Holland soon!

  41. Rupit says:

    Sometimes I ask myself if you could get any better… dumb question really.
    Thank you for your music!

  42. Rudolf says:

    So obviously you had this song, but then realised you want to use it commercially in a future album or single, I’m guessing. I look forward to it on your future album! 🙂

    Thanks for this one and happy Christmas!

  43. Babelicious says:

    CAN’T wait to see you guys live in TO next March. Counting the days…
    Keep up the gReAt beat !!! Love from Canada xxxx

  44. MMEZZ says:

    PLS Spoify it !

  45. bgunn says:

    Loving this, as all of your stuff! Very christmassy, but in a nice way 🙂

  46. Reiche says:

    I’ve never been one for Christmas songs outside maybe a few days before, but I think I’ve found one I could listen to year-round.

    Thanks a ton!

  47. dreecnai says:

    I love u guys !!! (the music way 😉 )
    every month the same reason why ure my fav “band”

  48. Go jul folkens! Modern træng nå ny julemusikk før eg blir gal. Detta passa fint! 🙂

  49. ivionday says:

    this is a hit! get it on the radio!!

  50. thebisonx says:

    Awesome tune! Happy Christmas from Canada!

  51. darb_rendnil says:

    You guys are the best. Not only have you given us Senior this year, but an entire album for free! There is no one like you in both your creativity and your heart. Happy Christmas!

  52. davidgx says:

    joyeux noël et merci pour cette jolie mélodie Röyksopp
    merry christmas for all from france

  53. nee says:

    I know that the Nov track was really a remix of a-ha’s Scoundrel Days ;p (best album or best album ever?) Thanks for the holiday tunes guys!

  54. katuroo says:

    sounds like midi. and Jean Michael Jarre – but it’s all good

  55. yuufee says:

    DOOOOD! this is immensely epic. I feel like I’m on some kind of psychedelic Christmas adventure!!! This is storming it’s way onto the playlists this year.

  56. Que buena cancion ustedes röyksopp son los mejores ahh y feliz navidad y buen año nuevo para todos…

  57. Maurits says:

    Goosebumps and tears to my eyes. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT
    You guys are the best. God jul och gott nytt år killar. ni är bäst!!

  58. lkraider says:

    This is so great! Please make a version that lasts a whole day long, I’m starting to get tired of pressing repeat on this one 😀

    Merry xmas

  59. Guybrush says:

    Once again you amaze and please your fans with a great download. Thank you so much, this is a wonderful piece of music. I wish the both of you a very Merry Christmas 🙂


  60. Jankolli says:

    YEEEESSS!!! I love this song, and then the greatest band remixes in their style.

    Thanks alot guys!!

  61. muzictrash says:

    No worries! The Xmas tunes is wonderful! I’m excited to hear the other tune one day. When you guys release it, maybe you guys could let us know that it was meant to be released back in November?

  62. HerveCo says:

    Lovely like all what they do. Thanks, nice Christmas gift.

  63. Ady says:

    Love it. Merry Christmas Guys.

  64. michellka says:

    so peaceful 🙂
    thanx guys, Merry Christmas for all 🙂

  65. tony delamere says:

    Nice one lads have a great Xmas,

  66. Randy says:

    This is absolutely beautiful, you created a fantastic version 🙂

  67. pjcurme says:

    Creative! Come to Minneapolis!!! Play at the club that Prince made famous, 1st Avenue!!! PLEEEEEEEASE!?!?!?!?

  68. rickerbilly says:

    Absolutely amazing! I love everything you guys create. It energizes my soul!Thank you very much for sharing your awesome talent with us.

    -Eric in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

  69. tweetwang says:

    My favourite Christmas song by my favourite band. How appropriate. Thankssssssss a billion, guys. You got me more into the Christmas spirit than the Gleeks.

  70. helen wilson says:

    Hauntingly beautiful……..

  71. geremia says:

    merry electronic xmas! 🙂

  72. Jorel says:

    I love your sound…Merry Christmas guys…Thanks from (Athens)Hellas…

  73. koenodokio says:

    Wonderful Xmas song! Also Merry Christmas everybody!

    I would like te make a request for the next song of the month. Last time in Amsterdam you guys played an upbeat haunting remix of So Easy. That was probably one of the best moments of 2010. So that would be a great next song of the month….. pleeeeaassee 🙂

    Good luck in America and enjoy New Year!

  74. winjer says:

    thank you lads so much- enjoying your ‘prezzie’ intensely~


    take care and promise to remain forever inspiring! XD

  75. DrogueDouce says:

    Simply amazing… as always!

  76. Scorpion says:

    You are the best, really you are the best, no change.

    Un saludo.

  77. znila says:

    This was absolutely beautifu!

  78. shadowman says:

    a very nice christmas-track! all the best for 2011 and for your US-tour!

  79. bce says:

    does this unexpected opportunity got anything to do with the depeche mode or kings of leon remixes that you did for them?????? 🙂 🙂

  80. Guill says:

    Tricky Tricky (the remixes) is in iTunes already! no sign of a cd single or CDR acetate yet.How disappointing Wall of Sound!

  81. tweetwang says:

    Hi, can you make this song a free download again? The links don’t work anymore. 🙁