EFTERKLANG - ALTID SAMMEN (CD1/LP1)
CD CAT#: 4AD0172CD / CD UPC: 191400017221
LP CAT#: 4AD0172LP / LP UPC: 191400017214
RELEASE DATE: 9/27/2019
WEIGHT: CD-0.14 lb / LP-0.59 lb
Seven years after their last album release, Efterklang make a welcome return with a fifth studio record Altid Sammen (meaning "always together"). It's deep and sonorous, steeped in the sonic experimentation that has long been their trademark since Tripper, the Danes' 2004 debut. As bold and ambitious in scope as their last collection of songs, Piramida, Casper Clausen (vocals), Mads Brauer (synths, electronics) and Rasmus Stolberg (bass) have taken another creative U-turn, this time fusing baroque instrumentation with their signature expansive sound. For perhaps the first time in the band's history, they took a less-is-more approach, engaging on a more primal and emotional level.