On Sunday, August 7th, Denmark's much celebrated trio Efterklang will perform at Vidzeme Concert Hall "Cēsis". Tickets here. For over twenty years, Efterklang have been pushing the barriers of experimental, electronic, emotional chamber-pop.
Their latest release - EP "Plexiglass", features a long list of guests like band's dear friend Karl Hyde from Underworld and Katinka Fogh Vindelev who used to tour with Efterklang in the Piramida days. More recent faces from their beloved live band like Bert Cools, Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė, Øyunn and Christian Balvig can also be found on the new Plexiglass EP. Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen has added some strings to the opening song "Circles" and same song features samples from the Danish electronic music pioneer Knud Viktor.
With their sixth studio album Windflowers, released in 2021, the Danish trio of Mads Brauer, Rasmus Stolberg and Casper Clausen continue a creative journey that’s brought them closer together, even as their lives grow apart. Channelling the motifs of hope and change its namesake flora represents, the album sees their many years of collaboration and experimentation distilled into some of their finest and most direct melodic moments to date.
After all their years together, Mads, Casper and Rasmus share the real intimacy of family. "Windflowers" is proof that connection and community can triumph over adversity, and the result is something truly beautiful.
Every year as spring arrives, a sea of tiny flowers blossom across the Danish forest floor. They’re an explosion of colour, a symbol of hope and change, disappearing as quickly as they arrived and exposing the constant cycle of nature. They are known colloquially as "Windflowers".
The album finds Casper singing in English again, for the most part. It’s rich and intimate, the sound of three friends finding each other at a time when the world around them felt unstable. The record is about existing, alone, together and in nature. It’s about reconnecting, and letting each other grow.