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"It is wonderful to be able experience art without understanding how it was meant or what makes it good." (Kim Boekbinder said that during an interview I did with her) I might not have the biggest knowledge about music but I have a great passion for it. Passion is what counts.

I live in Berlin, Germany (born, raised and still resident) and this is my personal blog about music and other things that cross my way. Things I love to be exact. And even though I am German and my English is still not perfect, this blog is in English.

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Posts tagged "piramida"

Efterklang & Copenhagen Phil. - “The Living Layer & Vælv”

How beautiful is this? It’s taken from the upcoming live record “The Piramida Concert” (June 10th). Efterklang played together with the Copenhagen Phil. last October. "Vælv" is a classical piece Efterklang commissioned and composed by Karsten Fundal - for me it has something of an old movie soundtrack filled with emotionsThis first bit sound huge. It’s not the first time they release a live album where they play with an orchestra - on “Performing Parades” (2009) they did the same. And that one is amazing, so let’s all get excited for this one.

Last weekend I saw Efterklang live in the Postbahnhof, Berlin. Amazing as always (as the one time I have seen them beforehand). They made the whole audience whistle sounding a million birds in Springtime, we all sang in a huge choir and we all clapped in the same rhythm. It was a bit like a group experience. 

The applause after every single song was huge. Most of the songs were from the new album “Piramida”, some from “Magic Chairs” and some even older. The atmosphere was great, some (I) were dancing throughout the whole concert, some just stood there listening and watching. 

At one point they stopped the whole concert to read out letters from Dresden to Berlin - it was a little weird when you were just fully soaked into their music. But it is such a sweet idea to have the crowd from the concert before writing little messages to the next city (and even certain persons there!) that it didn’t matter in the end. For us it was Warsaw.   

Efterklang live @ Postbahnhof 

Last song of the encore: improvising “Alike” without amplification (except for guitarist). Just amazing. I like their new drummer Tatu Rönkkö because he can use whatever is available and make it sound good.

In the beginning of the year I saw him live with Nils Frahm and Peter Broderick improvising - sheer beauty. He just went into the kitchen of the Michelberger Hotel, Berlin, and took some metal pots and pans. It did had something of a childish playfulness to it which worked out very well. 

Efterklang live @ Postbahnhof

Efterklang live @ Postbahnhof

Thank you for reading,

Dörte

EFTERKLANG - SEDNA - official video (by Rumraket)

Happy New Year! The year 2013 already starts awesome music wise with a new video from Efterklang to the beautiful song “Sedna” from their latest record “Piramida” - they just premiered it with the best wishes for the forthcoming year.

Hana Miletic created this video - it shows a collection of young adolescents during the last summer in a park in Zegreb, Croatia. Before I read this information in the “About” section on youtube I was wondering if it was in Berlin. It could be. The youth doesn’t look too different in different countries. 

For those who have a little hungover this song might be just right - it almost floats unexcitedly like a smooth river. 

Have the best start and year,

Dörte

Still in the middle of the end phase of my Diploma thesis but I just have to share this. It’s the new track from Efterklang. I love it! It’s leaves me full of anticipation for their next album. Below you find the information text from their SoundCloud. Also, I know I am always amazed when Earl Harvin uses his magic on drums and Peter Broderick his magic on strings. 

SoundCloud describtion: 

Hollow Mountain is the opening song of Efterklang´s 4th album Piramida. Released September 24th 2012 on 4AD and Rumraket.

Pre-Order of vinyl & CD available via http://www.efterklang.net
Concert Tour Schedule available at http://www.efterklang.net/home/concerts

As previously revealed (https://vimeo.com/44683198), last summer Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg visited Piramida, an abandoned mining settlement located on Spitsbergen, just 1,000km from the North Pole. Nine days of exploring later, and the band had collected over 1,000 sound recordings and inspiration for the album they would subsequently write and record in Berlin.

Accompanying Hollow Mountain is a specially-commissioned visual piece created and directed by Oodls (Jakob Steen & Christoffer Frandsen). The clip features the band’s own photos from their trip to Piramida as well as elements of Piramida album artwork (designed by Hvass&Hannibal).

The initial tones of Hollow Mountain are the sounds of one of Efterklang many discoveries in the ghost town of Piramida. For more info on this please see: http://efterklang.net/home/?p=1157

With contributions from Earl Harvin (drums, Tindersticks), Nils Frahm (wurlitzer), Peter Broderick (strings) and the 60-piece South Denmark’s Girls Choir, Hollow Mountain is a grand opening statement to Efterklang’s fourth studio album.