Today The Album Leaf shares the latest installment in its collaborations series, a new track featuring Peter Broderick of Efterklang, called “Never Held a Baby.” Here’s Jimmy LaValle of The Album Leaf on how the track came together:Read More
Efterklang is an indie rock group from Copenhagen, Denmark, formed in December 2000. The band has recorded three studio albums in the 2000s and are currently signed to the 4AD label, as well as their own record label Rumraket.
The name Efterklang comes from the Danish word for “remembrance” or “reverberation.” Formed in Copenhagen, its three core members are Casper Clausen, Mads Brauer and Rasmus Stolberg. The original lineup also included Rune Mølgaard, but he has taken a more secluded role since 2007. Drummer Thomas Husmer left the band 2011. When performing live, the core three-piece band is complemented with the addition of live band members.
Efterklang released their first album Tripper to warm critical acclaim in autumn 2004. Their second album Parades, released in October 2007, received widespread critical acclaim by the likes of Mojo, Uncut, Drowned in Sound and Stylus magazine. Parades was named the 38th best album released between April 2005 to April 2009 by Clash in April 2009. In September 2008, Efterklang and The Danish National Chamber Orchestra performed Parades in its entirety at the Copenhagen Concert Hall; the performance was documented on a limited edition LP/DVD set entitled Performing Parades, which was released in October 2009.
In September 2009, Efterklang signed a new record deal with the British independent label 4AD. Their third full-length album Magic Chairs was Efterklang’s first on their new label, released in February 2010. Magic Chairs won IMPALA’s European Independent Album of the Year on 28 February. The record was well received by Pitchforkmedia.
In August 2010, French filmmaker Vincent Moon and Efterklang’s 8 piece-live band met up on an island off the Danish coast. The objective was to shoot a film. A film with the same length as an album, and a film full of performances, experiments and collaborations. The result was called An Island.
In 2011, drummer and trumpet player Thomas Husmer left the band and the other members announced that they would carry on as a trio
For “Yearling” ORCAS members Benoît Pioulard and Rafael Anton Irisarri (The Sight Below) teamed up with Martyn Heyne (of Efterklang) on guitar and piano, and Michael Lerner (Telekinesis) on drums to built upon the subdued ambience of their,Read More
Rasmus from Efterklang shares his favourite five albums with Northern Transmissions ‘My Favourite `Five':
Opiate – Objects for an Ideal Home
Einstürzende Neubauten – Silence is Sexy
Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
Talking Heads – Remain in Light
Max de Wardener – Where I Am Today
We wanted to connect a specific location to the making of a new album and while we are coming up with ideas and looking at options we suddenly got an email from a Swedish film directorRead More
Efterklang are getting ready to start their first proper North American Tour in support of Piramida this coming Monday in Boston. The core Berlin by-way-of Copenhagen 3-piece (Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen, Rasmus Stolberg) will expand to a 6-piece for the duration of these datesRead More
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.Read More
Together for more than a decade, the Danish band EFTERKLANG have constantly pushed the boundaries of pop experimentalism over the course of three critically acclaimed albums (Tripper, Parades, Magic Chairs)Read More