Efterklang are a group of superb musicians from Denmark with a harmony-rich, ethereal and experimental ethos. Â They’ve been compared to The National, another 4AD signee, but they have a sound all their own. Â Listen to their recent album “Piramida” today in its entirety. Â It ain’t gonna disappoint, I promise.
Today, 4AD has announced a live cut of Efterklang playing “Piramida” from top to bottom, with an orchestra backing them up. Â This is going to sound heavenly, people, and should find a place in the “special records” area of your record shelf.
No pressing number, but I’m sure there are plenty to go around.
When Efterklang presented their fourth album, Piramida, for the first time to a sold out audience at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra last year, the eveningâ€™s success gave the Danish act the opportunity to take this unique performance around the globe. Dubbed The Piramida Concerts, and with orchestral arrangements by fellow Dane Karsten Fundal and New York composer Missy Mazzoli, it has been staged fifteen times, with sold out performances at Londonâ€™s Barbican with the Northern Sinfonia and New Yorkâ€™s Metropolitan Museum concert hall with The Wordless Music Orchestra.
Although cut from the same cloth, The Piramida Concerts differ from Piramida and, keen to present this other side, Efterklang decided to commit one of the performances to tape. Fittingly they chose the concert they played in their native Copenhagen, and this summer it will be released as a deluxe vinyl package.
The Piramida Concert will only be available digitally and as a limited edition deluxe double gatefold vinyl (one black, one white + CD inside), designed by Danish artists Hvass&Hannibal. It will be released on June 10th.
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