VJQC Score: 92%
Album Name: ALTID SAMMEN
Record Label: 4AD / ADA
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 9/27/2019
Pressed At Independent Record Pressing
Somewhat like a Danish Sigur Ros with the ethereal taken down a notch but just as expansive. It's that falsetto. It's also one of my favorite records of 2019
Vinyl LP pressing. 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.