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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 |

‘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 |

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 |

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 |

Tripper on CASSETTE TAPE

September 11, 2013 by Rasmus

September 7th saw the world’s first Cassette Store Day and we were happy to be a part of  it. The lovely little label Blood & Biscuits released our debut album Tripper on cassette tape for this special day.  If you missed your chance on the actual Cassette Store Day you might still be in luck.

Some of these shops listed below here might still have a few copies left.

Canada
Sonic Boom Record Store
782 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2R6

USA
MUSIC MILLENNIUM
3158 E. Burnside
Portland OR. 97214

USA
Graveface Records & Curiosities
5 West 40th st
Savannah, GA 31401

USA
CD Warehouse
1213 S. Cooper
Arlington, Texas
76010

USA
Omega Music
318 East 5th Street
Dayton, Ohio
45402

USA
Touch Vinyl
1646 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

USA
Beacon Sound
1465 NE Prescott St.
Suite D
Portland OR 97211

USA
Mount Analog
5906 1/2 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles CA
90042

USA
Redscroll Records
24 North Colony Street
Wallingford, CT 06492

USA
Exile on Main Street
1 Main Street #108
Champaign, IL 61820

EUROPE

Denmark
Insula music
Blågårdsgade 31
2200 Copenhagen n

France
LA FABRIQUE BALADES SONORES
boutique grise en RDC
1 avenue Trudaine
75009 PARIS

BELGIUM
The Wool-E Shop
Emiel Lossystraat 17
9040 Gent

UK
VoxBox Music
21 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh
EH3 5AN

UK
Rough Trade East
‘Dray Walk’
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London
E1 6QL

UK
Drift
103 HIGH STREET, TOTNES
DEVON, UK. TQ9 5SN

UK
Norman Records,
20 Croydon House,
Croydon Street,
Leeds,
LS11 9RT

UK
Static Records
34 Hallgate, Wigan
WN11LR

UK
Crash Records
35 The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 6PU

UK
Resident
28 Kensington Gardens,
North Laine,
Brighton
BN1 4AL

UK
Love Music Glasgow
34 Dundas Street
Glasgow
G1 2AQ

UK
Rise
70 Queens Road
Bristol
BS8 1QU

Sweden
Rundgång
Kristianstadsgatan 14
214 23 Malmö

Sweden
Larry’s corner
Grindsgatan 35
11857 Stockholm

Posted in Efterklang, Records |

Tripper on Cassette for International Cassette Store Day

August 12, 2013 by Rasmus

September 7th is Cassette Store Day! and we are very happy to be part of it with a release of our debut Album TRIPPER on Cassette via Blood & Biscuits label.

There will only be a few hundred copies made – so move fast if you want one and remember to always support your independent record stores! Bring them flowers and cookies and put your money in their shops. They are wonderful people!

More info over here: http://cassettestoreday.com/releases

Posted in Efterklang, nostalgic, Records |

Gif Love! The Piramida Concert

June 13, 2013 by Rasmus

props to our label 4AD for making this neat little gif animation of our new live album with Copenhagen Phil and André de Ridder.

The Piramida Concert was released this week in Europe digitally and in a limted deluxe vinyl edition designed by Hvass&Hannibal.

Much more info is available in the previous post on this site.

Buy The Piramida Concert
shop.efterklang.net
iTunes
Amazon
Drift
Rough Trade

4AD Store (US)
Resident
Jumbo
Boomkat

Posted in Efterklang, Records, The Piramida Concert |

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