Efterklang is a Danish band based in Lisbon and Copenhagen.
The band consists of the 3 childhood friends Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen & Rasmus Stolberg.
Efterklang is signed to British label 4AD and released their 4th album ‘Piramida‘ on September 24th 2012.
November 4th 2016 they released the opera album ‘LEAVES – The Colour of Falling‘ on Danish label Tambourhinoceros. The opera is co-composed with Karsten Fundal and features lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen.
The band are co-founders of the internet radio station The Lake and the connected festival Badesøen Festival. In 2015 Efterklang announced that they had started another band called Liima, together with Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö. Liima’s debut album was released March 2016 on 4AD and their second album ‘1982’ was released on City Slang November 2017.
Efterklang also has a history with filmmaking (see ‘The Ghost of Piramida‘ by Andreas Koefoed & An Island, their collaborative film with Vincent Moon) and they also used to run the tiny, but prolific label Rumraket.
28th February 2014, the band performed a unique concert together with Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester (South Denmark Philharmonic), Sønderjysk Pigekor (South Denmark Girls Choir), Hans Ek (conductor) and a string of special guests. It was named ‘The Last Concert‘ and it featured songs from their entire discography as well as unreleased and so far unknown Efterklang songs. Esteemed cinematographer Vincent Moon documented and interpreted the concert in one long take which you can watch here: The Last Concert.
They called it ‘The Last Concert’, but Efterklang are indeed still around and busier than ever. January 10th 2019 it was announced that after a 6-year absence, Danish band Efterklang will return on September 21st 2019 to play an exclusive concert at Hamburg’s iconic Elbphilharmonie as part of Reeperbahn Festival.
The concert will feature new and yet unreleased songs (in Danish) as well as much-loved songs from their lauded back catalogue. The trio of Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg will be joined on stage by B.O.X, a Belgian ensemble renowned for playing new music on hundred-year-old baroque-era instruments. Also accompanying Efterklang on this evening will be a choir consisting entirely of Elbphilharmonie’s cleaning staff. Assembled at Efterklang’s behest, its gesture is a mark of respect and acknowledgement of the many individuals involved in the running of a concert hall but are usually forgotten entirely once the spotlights are turned on.
More details about this special concert will be announced later in 2019.