Efterklang have announced the release of a new album titled ‘Piramida‘ which will be premiered on May 26th 2012 when they will be performing live in the Sydney Opera House together with the Sydney Symphony orchestra. A date for release hasn’t been confirmed other than that it will be later in 2012 on 4AD and Rumraket.
They have been working with the likes of Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, Earl Harvin and musicians from Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra in putting the album together. They haven’t let too much out of the bag yet other than snippets from a video diary of the work in progress which includes Nils Frahm working away with the cameraman fully engrossed in the whole experience judging by the nodding camera movements.
For the concert:
we have engaged composers Missy Mazzoli (Kronos Quartet, Victoire), Karsten Fundal (Under Byen, Choir of Young Believers) and Daniel Bjarnason (Sigur Rós, Múm) to help our new songs to fully integrate with the Sydney Symphony orchestra, which will be conducted by Matthew Coorey.
We will be performing as a six-piece, augmented by Peter Broderick (piano), Katinka Fogh Vindelev (choir) and Toby Dammit (drums). …founding member Thomas recently left Efterklang and Toby Dammit will be his replacement in Sydney. Toby has played drums for amazing people like Iggy Pop, Rufus Wainwright and many others.
Nils Frahm adding a bit of magic
Peter Broderick in the studio
For those of you that are new to Efterklang here is taster or two:
A 5 track live EP recorded January 24th 2010 by Lasse Baunkilde who also mixed and mastered this release. SlaraffenKLANG is the mutant band of Efterklang and Slaraffenland and this EP features rare tracks and comes highly recommended.
Download link (Zip file)
and not forgetting the incredible Vincent Moon documentary ‘An Island’ which is now available as Pay What You Want Download and DVD.
Photo credit: Rasmus Weng Karlsen