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NEW LEAVES VIDEO: NO LONGER ME

November 17, 2016 by Rasmus

NO LONGER ME‘ from the new opera album ‘LEAVES – the Colour of Falling‘ by EFTERKLANG / FUNDAL. Buy or stream the new album (Nov. 4th 2016) here: http://smarturl.it/EfterklangLeaves

‘NO LONGER ME’ is sung by the legendary soprano Lisbeth Balslev who also stars in the video. The lyrics are written by Ursula Andkjær Olsen.

The new album was released Nov 4th on TAMBOURHINOCEROS and in Feb and March 2017 Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra will perform the album live in Copenhagen, Uppsala, Groningen, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, London and Bruxelles. All dates here: http://efterklang.net/home/concerts/

‘LEAVES – the Colour of Falling’ is composed by Karsten Fundal and Efterklang.

Film credits:
Acting by Lisbeth Balslev
Lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen
Lyrics drawn by Fie Lindholm
Filmed by Søren Rye
Edited by Jonas Bang
Scenography and costumes by Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz.
Lights by Bjarke Jepsen
Music performed by Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra
Music composed by Efterklang & Karsten Fundal

Made with support from The Danish Arts Council and with support from DJBFA and Koda’s Cultural Funds.

Posted in Efterklang, Leaves, Video |

new Leaves video: Abyss

November 15, 2016 by Rasmus

ABYSS‘ from the new opera album ‘LEAVES – the Colour of Falling‘ by EFTERKLANG / FUNDAL. Buy or stream the new album (Nov. 4th 2016) here: http://smarturl.it/EfterklangLeaves

‘Abyss’ is sung by bass singer Nicolai Elsberg. The lyrics are written by Ursula Andkjær Olsen.

The new album was released Nov 4th on TAMBOURHINOCEROS and in Feb & March 2017 Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra will perform the album live in Copenhagen, Uppsala, Groningen, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, London and Bruxelles. All dates here: http://efterklang.net/home/concerts/

‘LEAVES – the Colour of Falling’ is composed by Karsten Fundal and Efterklang.

Film credits:
Lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen
Lyrics drawn by Fie Lindholm
Filmed by Søren Rye
Edited by Jonas Bang
Scenography and costumes by Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz.
Lights by Bjarke Jepsen
Music performed by Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra
Music composed by Efterklang & Karsten Fundal

Made with support from The Danish Arts Council and with support from DJBFA and Koda’s Cultural Funds.

Posted in Efterklang, Leaves, Video |

New Opera Album Out Today!

November 4, 2016 by Rasmus

Today sees the release of ‘LEAVES – The Colour Not of Falling‘. Available worldwide now on double vinyl, CD, download and streaming :-)

The opera is composed by Efterklang & Karsten Fundal and features lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen.

The album is performed by Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra (Lisbeth Balslev, Katinka Fogh Vindelev, Nicolai Elsborg, Morten Grove Frandsen, Jenny Lüning, Josefine Weber, Josefine Opsahl, Marie Louise Lind, Sara Nigard Rosendal, Ying-Hsueh Chen, Bjarke Mogensen, Michael Knudsen)

You can stream the album on Spotify. You can download on iTunes.
You can buy the CD and vinyl here: Norman records, Resident, Saturn (DE), Platomania (NL) or directly via The label Tambourhinoceros.

All 15 of us in Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra will take the album on the road in 2017:

Feb 22 – Copenhagen, Store Vega, Denmark – tickets
Feb 23 – Uppsala, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Sweden – info & tickets
Mar 02 – Eindhoven, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven / Cross Linx – The Netherlands - info & tickets
Mar 03 – Groningen, De Oosterpoort / Cross Linx – The Netherlands – info & tickets
Mar 04 – Rotterdam, De Doelen / Cross Linx – The Netherlands - info & tickets
Mar 05 – Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw / Cross Linx – The Netherlands - info & tickets
Mar 09 – London, Barbican – England – info & tickets
Mar 10 – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique – Belgium – info & tickets

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THIS RECORD PLEASE SEE THIS POST.

Posted in Efterklang, Leaves, Records, Tour |

STILLBORN – watch now

October 13, 2016 by Rasmus

Another track from the upcoming release by Efterklang / Fundal has been revealed. Dark and beautiful stuff. Performed by Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra with vocal by Katinka Fogh Vindelev who also stars in the video.

November 4th sees the release of our opera album ‘LEAVES – The Colour of Falling’. You can pre-order and get more info about the album here.

In February and March we will perform the album at special 8 concerts in Copenhagen, Uppsala, Eindhoven, Groningen, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, London and Barbican. Info about the upcoming tour available here.

WATCH STILLBORN VIDEO BY FIE LINDHOLM, JONAS BANG & SØREN RYE:

Film credits:
Acting by Katinka Fogh Vindelev
Lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen
Lyrics drawn by Fie Lindholm
Filmed by Søren Rye
Edited by Jonas Bang
Scenography and costumes by Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz.
Lights by Bjarke Jepsen

Made with support from The Danish Arts Council and with support from DJBFA and Koda’s Cultural Funds.

Posted in Efterklang, Film, Leaves |

‘LEAVES – the Colour of Falling’ to be released soon!

October 6, 2016 by Rasmus

November 4th ‘LEAVES – The Colour of Falling’ will be released on vinyl, CD, download and stream on Tambourhinoceros.

The opera album is performed by Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra and features compositions by Efterklang and Karsten Fundal with lyrics (in English) by Ursula Andkjær Olsen.

The deluxe vinyl limited to 1200 copies has already arrived. We suggest to pre-order here to be sure to get a hold of one.

In February and March 2017 EFTERKLANG & THE HAPPY HOPELESS ORCHESTRA will perform ‘LEAVES – The Colour of Falling’ live at 8 concerts in Copenhagen, Uppsala, Eindhoven, Groningen, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, London and Brussels. Please check here for more info and to buy tickets.

Listen to the two singles already released from ‘LEAVES – The Colour of Falling’:

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Leaves, Records |

new single: THE COLOUR NOT OF LOVE

August 25, 2016 by Rasmus

We are excited to share another song from the forthcoming opera album!


EFTERKLANG / FUNDAL

~ LEAVES – the colour of falling
performed by EFTERKLANG & THE HAPPY HOPELESS ORCHESTRA
lyrics by URSULA ANDKJÆR OLSEN

ALBUM RELEASE November 4th 2016 on Tambourhinoceros.
Available as deluxe limited double-vinyl, CD and digital – pre-order now.

TOUR DATES 2017 :
Feb 22 – Copenhagen, Store Vega, Denmark – tickets
Feb 23 – Uppsala, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Sweden – tickets
Mar 02 – Eindhoven, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven / Cross Linx – Holland – tickets
Mar 03 – Groningen, De Oosterpoort / Cross Linx – Holland – tickets
Mar 04 – Rotterdam, De Doelen / Cross Linx – Holland – tickets
Mar 05 – Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw / Cross Linx – Holland – tickets
Mar 09 – London, Barbican – England – tickets
Mar 10 – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique – Belgium – tickets

CITIES of GLASS
Watch a new film for the first single ‘Cities of Glass’ by Jonas Bang, Søren Rye and Fie Lindholm.

MORE INFO ABOUT LEAVES – THE COLOUR OF FALLING
For more info about the opera please see this news post from June 13th 2016.

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Leaves, Stream, Video |

WE ARE BACK – EFTERKLANG & THE HAPPY HOPELESS ORCHESTRA

June 13, 2016 by Rasmus

Very happy to announce a new release and tour!

EFTERKLANG / FUNDAL
~ LEAVES – the colour of falling 
performed by EFTERKLANG & THE HAPPY HOPELESS ORCHESTRA

ALBUM RELEASE on November 4th 2016 on Tambourhinoceros.
Available as double-vinyl, CD and digital – pre-order now.

TOUR DATES 2017 :
Feb 22 – Copenhagen, Store Vega, Denmark – tickets
Feb 23 – Uppsala, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Sweden – info & tickets
Mar 02 – Eindhoven, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven / Cross Linx – The Netherlands - info & tickets
Mar 03 – Groningen, De Oosterpoort / Cross Linx – The Netherlands – info & tickets
Mar 04 – Rotterdam, De Doelen / Cross Linx – The Netherlands - info & tickets
Mar 05 – Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw / Cross Linx – The Netherlands - info & tickets
Mar 09 – London, Barbican – England – info & tickets
Mar 10 – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique – Belgium – info & tickets

Listen to opening track ‘Cities of Glass’: 

Here is the official announcement:

EFTERKLANG ARE BACK
‘Leaves – The Colour of Falling’ out Nov 4th

Following 16 sold-out shows of their explorative opera ‘Leaves – The Colour of Falling’ back in the summer of 2015, Efterklang are back with the opera’s official release; a genre-breaking collection of tracks composed in collaboration with the award winning composer Karsten Fundal, released November 4th on Tambourhinoceros.

‘Leaves – The Colour of Falling’ is Efterklang’s first release since they declared they were taking a break to reflect on their artistic practice and redefine their expression back in 2014.

Ahead of the release the band are streaming opening track ‘Cities of Glass’. Starting off lightly in a tonal and rhythmical language resembling the likes of Phillip Glass and Steve Reich, the track grows into an intense and dark expression. Featuring the album’s five different vocalists and array of vocal expressions, the track gives a taste of the work as a whole. Stream ‘Cities of Glass’ here: https://soundcloud.com/efterklang/cities-of-glass/s-RyaLc

Alongside the release Efterklang will be performing ‘Leaves – The Colour of Falling’ (in a concert version) with The Happy Hopeless Orchestra at selected European dates through February and March 2017:

Feb 22 – Copenhagen, Store Vega, Denmark
Feb 23 – Uppsala, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Sweden
Mar 02 – Eindhoven, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven / Cross Linx – Holland
Mar 03 – Groningen, De Oosterpoort / Cross Linx – Holland
Mar 04 – Rotterdam, De Doelen / Cross Linx – Holland
Mar 05 – Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw / Cross Linx – Holland
Mar 09 – London, Barbican – England
Mar 10 – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique – Belgium

Efterklang have carved a path as one of the most successful and progressive Danish bands, constantly trying to evolve through every record and seeking new grounds with their music. They have played in the Sydney Opera House, made films with Vincent Moon, created a sound installation in the famous restaurant Noma and performed the opera ‘Leaves – The Colour of Falling’ as part of the Copenhagen Opera Festival.

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In the summer of 2015 ‘Leaves – The Colour of Falling’ was performed at 16 sold out nights in the 1000 m2 nuclear basement of the former Copenhagen Municipal Hospital. The opera was commissioned by Copenhagen Opera Festival who produced it in collaboration with the local theatre Sort/Hvid. The scenography was made by Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz and it was staged by Christian Lollike. The result was 16 horrifying, fascinating and mysterious evenings received by an enthusiastic audience and with great reviews to follow. The set-up in the basement can never be remade, but the opera will be granted new life with this release and the coming concerts with Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra.

The lyrics for ‘Leaves – The Colour of Falling’ are written by the poet Ursula Andkjær Olsen and transformed into a musical piece by Efterklang and Karsten Fundal. Together they have experimented with musical tradition from both the rhythmical and classical world. This release shows you a way into the exciting world of opera as well as challenging the genre and the discography of Efterklang and Fundal.

The 10 tracks of the release span around 1 hour, and do not follow the traditional linear configuration of an opera. Karsten Fundal explains his thoughts on Leaves:

“We wanted to break down the conventions of the opera as a genre. The result is a song cycle about a cult located beneath the ground while the earth might be experiencing its downfall above ground. It’s about loss – loss of identity, loss of love and loss of life itself. We wanted to create an opera for the mood you’re put in when you on a beautiful autumn day see how a brown leaf falls from a tree in the garden – the beautiful swaying fall signifying that everything will perish.”

‘Leaves – The Colour of Falling’ features appearances from the legendary danish opera star Lisbeth Balslev, the countertenor Morten Grove Frandsen (one of Denmark’s most promising opera talents), Nicolai Elsberg (known for his formidable bass), and Katinka Fogh Vindelev (who has been touring with Efterklang for many years).

‘Leaves – The Colour of Falling’ was recorded by Francesco Donadello and Michael Bojesen was the conductor during the recordings.

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Efterklang 2.0
In 2015 Efterklang announced they had started a new band Liima, and this year they released the album ‘ii’. Liima will continue touring and making music alongside Efterklang releasing music and playing concerts. Efterklang works as one creative output for Rasmus Stolberg, Casper Clausen and Mads Brauer and Liima works as another. Efterklang is also the main force behind the online radio station The Lake (www.thelakeradio.com) which in short time has made a decisive impact on the alternative radio landscape and created the By The Lake Festival in Berlin.

The Tour
When Efterklang and The Happy Hopeless Orchestra in the beginning of next year take Leaves - The Colour of Falling on tour it will be with the same line-up as during the original performance in the nuclear basement.

Efterklang and The Happy Hopeless Orchestra are:

Vocalists:
Lisbeth Balslev (soprano)
Morten Grove Frandsen (countertenor)
Katinka Fogh Vindelev (soprano)
Nicolai Elsberg (bass)
Casper Clausen (Efterklang)

Musicians:
Mads Brauer (electronics, Efterklang)
Rasmus Stolberg (bass, Efterklang)
Bjarke Mogensen (accordion)
Jenny Lüning (bratsch)
Josefine Weber (bratsch)
Marie Louise Lind (cello)
Josefine Opsahl (cello)
Ying-Hsueh Chen (percussion)
Sara Nigard Rosendal (percussion)
Michael Min Knudsen (harmonium, celeste)

Tracklisting:
1 Cities of Glass
2 Imagery Of Perfection
3 Spider’s Web
4 The Colour not of Love
5 Leaves
6 Stillborn
7 Abyss
8 No Longer Me
9 Eye Of Growth
10 Wind

Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra – photo by Tine Reingaard

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Leaves, Records, Tour |

Efterklang take-over: Leaves, Liima, films – More Music – Brugge April 2016

December 10, 2015 by Rasmus


Leaves photos by Mathias Løvgren Bojesen

More Music! festival has dedicated a whole day of their program to Efterklang.

Come and join us in Brugge, Belgium on April 8th 2016.

They are calling it REVERBERATIONS: An Evening with Efterklang.

We are bringing the entire LEAVES team for a concert version performance of the opera that we co-composed with Karsten Fundal.

Our other band Liima, that we share with Tatu Rönkkö, will also be performing and there will be screenings of the films An Island (by Vincent Moon & Efterklang) and The Ghost of Piramida (by Andread Koefoed & Efterklang).

More INFO // Get TICKETS

LEAVES premiered at Copenhagen Opera Festival July 2015 in co-production with Sort/Hvid. The opera is composed by Karsten Fundal and Efterklang and features English lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen. All 16 original performances took place in a abandoned hospital / cold-war bunker and were completely sold-out.

The performance at More Music will be a concert version of Leaves, with the same team of singers and musicians from the Copenhagen performances.

Singers: Lisbeth Balslev (soprano) – Morten Grove Frandsen (counter tenor) – Katinka Fogh Vindelev (soprano) – Nicolai Elsberg (bass) – Casper Clausen (Efterklang)

Musicians: Mads Brauer (electronics, Efterklang) – Rasmus Stolberg (bass, Efterklang) – Bjarke Mogensen (accordion) – Jenny Lüning (viola) – Josefine Weber (viola) – Marie Louise Lind (cello) – Josefine Opsahl (cello) – Ying-Hsueh Chen (percussion) – Sara Nigard Rosendal (percussion) – Michael Min Knudsen (organ)

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When Liima played at Le Guess Who? a few weeks ago they also recorded a session for 3VOOR12.

Watch them perform ‘Amerika’, ‘Your Heart’ and ‘Trains in the Dark’ via YouTube:

Posted in An Island, Concerts, Efterklang, Film, Leaves, Liima, Tatu+Efterklang, The Ghost of Piramida |

Leaf 20 box set – Celebrating 20 years of The Leaf Label

November 17, 2015 by Rasmus

In recognition of 20 years loyal service to releasing beautiful noise, our former label the Leaf Label presents an extremely limited deluxe vinyl box set featuring ten landmark albums from across their back catalogue. Our album Parades from 2007 is one of the chosen albums that will be featured in this beautiful release alongside great albums by Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Caribou, Susuma Yokota and more.

The Leaf 20 box is comprised of fourteen pieces of pristine white vinyl in full artwork and wrapped in bespoke, hand-printed paper covers, accompanied by the ten albums on CD, plus a fold out catalogue artwork poster, a limited edition print, and liner notes by acclaimed writer and journalist Rob Young. All painstakingly curated and assembled by label founder Tony Morley in collaboration with Leeds design studio Split, this is the finest Leaf document money can buy. Limited to only 300 copies, The Leaf 20 box is available to pre-order now through Pledge Music.

The Leaf Label also recently reissued our debut album Tripper (2004) on vinyl. You can buy that one here.

Posted in Efterklang, Parades, Records, The Leaf Label |

Like a Puppet Show – John Malkovich

September 22, 2015 by Rasmus

Proud to let you know that we have contributed to this project.

via Pitchfork.com:
This is the first in a series of releases John Malkovich has planned with his collaborators, director/photographer Sandro and producer/composer Eric Alexandrakis. For Like a Puppet Show, Malkovich read Plato’s Cave Allegory (as interpreted by Alexandrakis) over an original piece of music. Then the results were sent to a bunch of musicians, who contributed remixes and interpretations, including Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, OMD, Efterklang, Placebo, The Dandy Warhols, Blondie’s Chris Stein, the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan, and more.

Like a Puppet Show is out on vinyl for Record Store Day‘s Black Friday event on November 27 2015.

Tracklist:

01 Cryolife 7:14 A.M. (Mixed by Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon)
02 Cryocarbon 14C (Mixed by OMD)
03 Cryoblue Cheese Ο (Mixed by Ric Ocasek)
04 CryoZolon X (Mixed by Dweezil Zappa)
05 Cryoparoxsym A (Mixed by Young the Giant)
06 Platogenia X And The Caves (Mixed by the Dandy Warhols)
07 Cryostat Ø (Mixed by Efterklang)
08 Cryoplacebo 47/XXY (Mixed by Placebo)
09 Photogenia C (Ruler Of Light) (Mixed by Chris Stein)
10 Optimogenia Z [Edit Mix] (Mixed by Harry Waters)
11 Cryopian D (Mixed by Dolores O’Riordan)

Posted in Efterklang, Records, remake |

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