We are very happy to be able to share a new song with you today! It is called Hollow Mountain.
It is the opening song of our new album Piramida and now also the first song we are sharing from the album.
Piramida will be released on 4AD & Rumraket on September 24th 2012 worldwide. You can pre-order the album here.
We will be touring extensively in the fall playing Piramida Concerts with classical orchestras in Europe and New York. The concert calendar can be found at efterklang.net/home/concerts.
(If you live in GEMA controlled area, you can watch and listen to Hollow Mountain at Vimeo.com)
This visual piece accompanying Hollow Mountain is created and directed by Oodls (Jakob Steen & Christoffer Frandsen). The piece features the band’s own photos from their trip to Piramida as well as elements of Piramida album artwork (designed by Hvass&Hannibal).
The initial tones of Hollow Mountain are the sounds of protruding metal spikes of a curious-looking oil tank, which we found in Piramida. More info about this instrument can be found in yesterdays news post.
Hollow Mountain features contributions from Earl Harvin (drums, Tindersticks), Nils Frahm (wurlitzer), Peter Broderick (strings) and the 60-piece South Denmark’s Girls Choir. We hope you agree that this is nice song to open our new album with.
As previously revealed, the making of our new album started out in quite unusual fashion. In August 2011 we (Mads, Casper & Rasmus) travelled to Spitsbergen in the arctic. Our destination was the abandoned Russian settlement Piramida. It was left overnight in 1998 and today stands as a ghost town still full of relics from its past including the world northernmost grand piano. We spent 9 days in this ruin just a 1000 km from the North Pole and we collected over a 1000 recordings which we afterwards have used in different ways in the making of our new album.
If you haven’t already then we also recommend watching the teaser for Piramida which features clips from our trip to the arctic.