Efterklang Selects – Sounds from Denmark…
Described by the BBC as ‘one of the world’s most uniquely minded bands’, Efterklang have continually re-evaluated how we communicate with our favourite artists and experience their music. Beginning with the launch of their own record label Rumraket (Danish for ‘space rocket’) in the spring of 2003, the band released the aptly titled Springer EP in an eccentric handmade package of white fake fur, a limited run of 500 that is now a sought after rarity. Since then, the label has released beloved albums by local alumni Amiina and Slaraffenland alongside international artists such as Grizzly Bear, placing Efterklang at the centre of a burgeoning scene mixing electronic, rock and classical archetypes into a euphoric whole.
Whether creating global ‘private-public’ screenings of their Vincent Moon collab An Island or premiering new music in innovative ways, founding member Rasmus has emphasised that Efterklang is all about ‘direct contact with people’.
Now taking their soon-to-be released album Piramida to Vivid LIVE in a specially commissioned collaboration with the Sydney Symphony, we asked Efterklang to tell us some of their favourite hometown artists before embarking on their first Sydney visit. Ranging from beautifully stark to grandiose crescendos, we’re sure you’ll find some gems that you’ve never heard before!
‘There is a lot of great music coming out of Denmark. These are some of Efterklang’s favourites’
- Rasmus Stolberg