Norwegian duo Röyksopp compensated for the cold climes of their native TromsÃ¸ by making some of the warmest, most inviting downbeat electronica of the new millennium,
exemplified by early singles like Eple and Poor Leno. The pair, TorbjÃ¸rn Brundtland and Svein Berge, both grew up in TromsÃ¸ and began recording in the early '90s. Local-made-good Geir Jenssen (aka Biosphere) provided tutelage and almost convinced the duo to record for R&S sublabel Apollo. After a few years apart, Brundtland and Berge met up again in Bergen and re-formed Röyksopp in 1998.