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When Efterklang premiered their fourth album, Piramida, to a sold out audience at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra last year, it gave birth to The Piramida Concerts - a special presentation of the record that had been orchestrally arranged by fellow Dane Karsten Fundal and New York composer Missy Mazzoli.
Allowing the band to present a different side to the record, they decided to commit one of the performances to tape. Fittingly they chose the concert they played in...
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Since 2001 Efterklang has sought to create beautiful music by constantly testing the possibilities in sound, never content to re-tread old paths. 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. Piramida sees Efterklang exploring completely new territory – literally –...
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Efterklang made their 4AD debut on February 22nd 2010 with Magic Chairs, their third full-length studio album.
Since 2000, the Copenhagen-based quartet (plus an ever evolving number of collaborators) have been quietly honing their craft, fusing left-of-centre electronic beats with grand orchestral gestures. So far, the results have been nothing short of revelatory; in particular, 2007’s hugely ambitious Parades, an album that was difficult to define but even harder to fault, raised their...
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'Hollow Mountain' was the first single released from Efterklang's Piramida.
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Efterklang's third single from Magic Chairs, 'Raincoats'.
The digital-only single is backed with a version of album track 'Harmonics' covered by Efterklang live member Peter Broderick and improv solo pianist Nils Frahm and, as ever, features cover artwork by acclaimed design duo Hvass&Hannibal.
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With aesthetics continuing to be a hugely important component for Efterklang, the band have once again collaborated with celebrated design duo Hvass&Hannibal to produce the artwork for 'I Was Playing Drums'. The hand-dyed ribbons are a recurring motif echoed on the Magic Chairs sleeve.
‘I Was Playing Drums’ will be released digitally and as a 7”. The single will be backed with an exclusive track ‘Me Me Me The Brick House’. These two songs, along with two others (‘Modern Drift’ and...
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Taken from Efterklang's Magic Chairs.
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...