Monday, March 09, 2009

Efterklang's Seattle Show Review.

Efterklang's first show of their current North American tour has received a glowing review by Seattle Show Gal. It appears the band is off to rulin' start, play on boys & girls.

Seattle Show Gal
Your Public Servant for Live Show Reviews


To See Rating 8/10

Just Curious Rating 8/10

Band Members:
* Casper Clausen (Vocals & Various Instruments) * Mads Brauer (Computers, Seq. & Flute) * Rune Fonseca Mølgaard (Piano) * Thomas Kirirath Husmer (Drums, Trumpet & Choir) * Rasmus Stolberg (Bass, Guitar & Various Instruments) * Peter Broderick (live-band member – Violin, Guitar, Drums, Whatever he feels like, & Choir) * Anna Brønsted (live-band member - Piano, Vocals) * Niklas Antonson (live-band member - Trombone & Choir) * Frederik Teige (live-band member - Guitar & Choir)

Denmark’s finest!

I had the pleasure of being at the premier show on Efterklang’s American Tour. This was one of those shows that can’t ever be recreated. There were world premier songs that were played, and songs that were a work-in-progress debuted. For those of you who weren’t able to make it and for those of you who are just curious, here are some highlights.

Efterklang, the Danish word for remembrance and reverberation or ‘after sound,’ bring distinction and light to unchartered waters. Efterklang explores an area of sound that hasn’t been touched. There are so few bands these days that are indisputably original and leave no room for copy cats; Efterklang is one of them.

There are lots of layers and moving parts within Efterklang. I really like Efterklang’s approach to this because their moving parts are created and executed by individual contributors as opposed to being created by one mind and performed many. Having multiple minds at the source of Efterklang adds levels of individuality that translate into depth of sound. Although being created by several different minds, Efterklang has been playing music together for so long that all the sounds meld together as one cohesive unit.

Their approach to music is very story telling and progressive. With gradual mood changes though-out the songs and through-out the set, I was very compelled to put myself over in their world. Sit and listen. Their set was so moving and versatile that it was difficult for me to choose what to feature. I am giving you a world premier performance of a song that is currently called Friendfirmations. I am also going to give you a collage of three other songs in a separate clip that highlight the diversity of sound that is Efterklang. If you have the chance to see them first hand, don’t miss it.

There are still plenty of dates to go:
03/09 Visalia, CA @ Brewery
03/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
03/11 Tucson, AZ @ Plush
03/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
03/14 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
03/16 Norman, OK @ Opolis
03/17 Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
3/19 Austin, TX @ French Legation Museum (SXSW Other Music party 2:00 PM)
03/19 Austin, TX @ Habana Bar (SXSW Hometapes/Leaf showcase 11:00 PM)
03/23 Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room (w/ Canon Blue)
03/24 Atlanta, GA @ E.A.R.L. (w/ Canon Blue)
03/25 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 (w/ Canon Blue)
03/26 Washington, DC @ DC9
03/27 Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church
03/28 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
03/30 Boston, MA @ TT the Bears
04/01 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
04/02 Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artwork
04/03 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
04/04 Chicago, IL @ Schubas

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