tietheeagle asked: don't you feel casper looks like michael fassbender at times?
To be honest, I can’t really see the resemblance. I’ve always felt he looks for like a hand-carved wooden doll. Those cheeks and dat nose!
Efterklang are planning an exciting and innovative series of events in collaboration with Northern Sinfonia, orchestra of The Sage Gateshead, entitled The Piramida Concerts. Another epic scale project from this ever resourceful and imaginative band, the concerts, and Piramida the album, due for release later this year, originated from and were informed by, a special expedition undertaken by the band in 2011.
The Danish trio will be performing as a six-piece, augmented by Peter Broderick (piano), Katinka Fogh Vindelev (choir) and a special drummer to be announced later. The Piramida Concerts premieres at the Sydney Opera House in Australia on 26th May 2012. The UK tour dates and ticket links are here.
The Danish chamber/indie/folk/awesomeness that is Efterklang announced this week that they have been sneakily recording an album since last summer. Piramida will get it’s first proper airing, in the grand fashion their music has come to dictate, at the Sydney Opera House on May 26th, accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, before a full release later in the year on 4AD and their own label Rumraket.
With a history of fluctuating numbers and an ever-changing supporting cast, the founding members are now reduced to the trio of Casper Clausen, Mads Christian Brauer and Rasmus Stolberg, who nonetheless have managed to bring in Squealer favourites Niels Frahm and Peter Broderick, as well as Earl Harvin and assorted members of Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra to provide back up and a multitude of extra instrumentation as has been documented on their Flickr account.
For now, the finished product is being kept firmly under wraps but fortunately we are able to bring you a sneak-peek into a late night practice session featuring Casper, Peter and Mads, featured below or via this link. As ever, you’ll know more when we know more.