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Forever fascinated by the purest possibilities of sound, since forming in 2001 Efterklang have consistently adjusted their sonic modus operandi to suit very specific inspirations.

The results the Danes have produced so far – most notably across three acclaimed albums, 2004’s Tripper, 2007’s Parades and 2010’s Magic Chairs – have each explored different directions, each an end product of remarkably studied songcraft and emotional resonance.

But Piramida is perhaps the band’s greatest achievement: an album bringing the outside in, informed by frozen time and the relics humanity leaves in its expanding wake. Its roots were laid in 2010, when the band first saw photographs of a forgotten settlement lying, slowly dying, on Spitsbergen, an island of the Svalbard archipelago midway between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole. This ghost town, which the trio eventually visited in August 2011 (drummer Thomas Husmer left before Piramida’s commencement), would give their fourth album its title, and comprise the conceptual catalyst for its contents.

Once an outpost for some 1,000 Russians, the former mining facility was abandoned in January 1998, near as overnight. Today the town is in a state of slow decay, as deserted possessions erode and buildings where once people were schooled, fed and entertained return to nature. Between the empty oil drums and fuel tanks, glass bottles and lampshades – and sea birds, and polar bears – the band discovered the world’s northernmost grand piano, standing proudly in a concert hall that once held 400 people. Its notes can be heard on Piramida, perhaps for the first time anywhere in over a decade.

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12th May
Efterklang To Debut Opera 'LEAVES'

Efterklang To Debut Opera 'LEAVES'

Efterklang

Since their Last Concert, Efterklang have continued to create and collaborate - launching a new band (Liima), a radio station (The Lake), and a festival (By The Lake) - but their newest project is perhaps their boldest move yet. 

This summer the Danish trio will present an opera entitled LEAVES  The Colour of FallingCo-composed with renowned fellow Dane Karsten Fundal...

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8th January
Efterklang and Tatu Rönkkö Form New Band Liima

Efterklang and Tatu Rönkkö Form New Band Liima

Efterklang

Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen, and Rasmus Stolberg of Efterklang, and Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö have formed a new band, Liima, after performing as a group for the first time in the summer of 2014, at Our Festival on 31st July....

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4AD Session 002

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Efterklang's Magic Chairs is the Copenhagen-based outfit's debut record for 4AD and third full-length in total. With the likes of 'Modern Drift', with its intricate and looping arpeggios, and 'I Was Playing Drums', arguably the band's most accessible pop song to date, it is an album that is a bold as it is bewitching.

"We shot the videos in VEGA, our favourite venue in Copenhagen with a small...