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. They have since performed it this way a further 14 times, including sold out performances at London’s Barbican with the Northern Sinfonia and New York’s Metropolitan Museum concert hall with The Wordless Music Orchestra.
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 their native Copenhagen to be the one. Recorded live at the city's Royal Academy of Music Concert Hall in October 2012, the end result is this live album, The Piramida Concert.
When Efterklang presented their fourth album, Piramida, for the first time to a sold out audience at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra last year, the evening’s success gave the Danish act the opportunity to take this unique performance around the globe. Dubbed The Piramida Concerts, and with orchestral arrangements by fellow Dane Karsten Fundal and New York composer Missy Mazzoli, it has been staged fifteen times, with sold out performances at London’s Barbican with the Northern Sinfonia and New York’s Metropolitan Museum concert hall with The Wordless Music Orchestra.
Directed by Spanish filmmaker Victor Carrey, ‘The Ghost’ tells the surreal story of the curse that befalls anyone carrying an ancient amulet.
Watch ‘The Ghost’ here or below.
Efterklang first met Carrey in 2011 when members Rasmus and Casper were invited to be part of the jury for the FIB Cortos film festival in Benicassim, Spain. The winning film was Carrey’s La Huida (The Runaway).
‘The Ghost’ is taken from Efterklang’s fourth album,...
Today Efterklang have presented the new video for 'The Living Layer', the fifth song on their fourth album, Piramida.
Made by Malthe Fischer & Eleanor Bock Lund, the video features the dancers Karis Zidore, Olivia Riviere, Nanna Stigsdatter and Meleat Fredrikson. Collages of roadside snow and modern Copenhagen architecture provide the setting for a 'cosmic journey' through the song.
Watch the video below. Efterklang tour throughout the year. All dates here.
In The Ghost Of Piramida the Danish director Andreas Koefoed follows Efterklang on their 9-day audio expedition to the ghost town Piramida on Spitsbergen, located just a thousand kilometers from the North Pole and home to more polar bears than people.
Accompanied by their taciturn and indifferent Russian polar bear guard, the group goes on an audio treasure hunt in the empty buildings of the abandoned town, while the narrator, former Piramida citizen Alexander, takes us back to a bygone era,...
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...