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Efterklang take-over: Leaves, Liima, films – More Music – Brugge April 2016

December 10, 2015 by Rasmus

Leaves photos by Mathias Løvgren Bojesen

More Music! festival has dedicated a whole day of their program to Efterklang.

Come and join us in Brugge, Belgium on April 8th 2016.

They are calling it REVERBERATIONS: An Evening with Efterklang.

We are bringing the entire LEAVES team for a concert version performance of the opera that we co-composed with Karsten Fundal.

Our other band Liima, that we share with Tatu Rönkkö, will also be performing and there will be screenings of the films An Island (by Vincent Moon & Efterklang) and The Ghost of Piramida (by Andread Koefoed & Efterklang).


LEAVES premiered at Copenhagen Opera Festival July 2015 in co-production with Sort/Hvid. The opera is composed by Karsten Fundal and Efterklang and features English lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen. All 16 original performances took place in a abandoned hospital / cold-war bunker and were completely sold-out.

The performance at More Music will be a concert version of Leaves, with the same team of singers and musicians from the Copenhagen performances.

Singers: Lisbeth Balslev (soprano) – Morten Grove Frandsen (counter tenor) – Katinka Fogh Vindelev (soprano) – Nicolai Elsberg (bass) – Casper Clausen (Efterklang)

Musicians: Mads Brauer (electronics, Efterklang) – Rasmus Stolberg (bass, Efterklang) – Bjarke Mogensen (accordion) – Jenny Lüning (viola) – Josefine Weber (viola) – Marie Louise Lind (cello) – Josefine Opsahl (cello) – Ying-Hsueh Chen (percussion) – Sara Nigard Rosendal (percussion) – Michael Min Knudsen (organ)


When Liima played at Le Guess Who? a few weeks ago they also recorded a session for 3VOOR12.

Watch them perform ‘Amerika’, ‘Your Heart’ and ‘Trains in the Dark’ via YouTube:

Posted in An Island, Concerts, Efterklang, Film, Leaves, Liima, Tatu+Efterklang, The Ghost of Piramida |

Leaf 20 box set – Celebrating 20 years of The Leaf Label

November 17, 2015 by Rasmus

In recognition of 20 years loyal service to releasing beautiful noise, our former label the Leaf Label presents an extremely limited deluxe vinyl box set featuring ten landmark albums from across their back catalogue. Our album Parades from 2007 is one of the chosen albums that will be featured in this beautiful release alongside great albums by Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Caribou, Susuma Yokota and more.

The Leaf 20 box is comprised of fourteen pieces of pristine white vinyl in full artwork and wrapped in bespoke, hand-printed paper covers, accompanied by the ten albums on CD, plus a fold out catalogue artwork poster, a limited edition print, and liner notes by acclaimed writer and journalist Rob Young. All painstakingly curated and assembled by label founder Tony Morley in collaboration with Leeds design studio Split, this is the finest Leaf document money can buy. Limited to only 300 copies, The Leaf 20 box is available to pre-order now through Pledge Music.

The Leaf Label also recently reissued our debut album Tripper (2004) on vinyl. You can buy that one here.

Posted in Efterklang, Parades, Records, The Leaf Label |

Liima – New Music – New Tour – New Album

October 9, 2015 by Rasmus

Tatu Rönkkö + Efterklang = Liima

We’re making plans for recording an album.

We’re playing 6 concerts in the near future:

15.10 – LEIPZIG, DE – Conne Island | Info & Tickets
16.10 – PRAGUE, CZ – Meet Factory | Info & Tickets
17.10 – GRAZ, AU – Steirischer Herbs Festival | Info & Tickets

19.11 – HAMBURG, DE – Greatest Hits Festival, Kampnagel | Info & Tickets
20.11 – UTRECHT, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival | Info & Tickets
22.11 – SØNDERBORG, DK – Define Festival | Info & Tickets

We’re happy to share this full concert recording from Best Kept Secret Festival in June. The recording features new songs: Amerika, Black Beach and Inside a Mountain. All three songs were written in May during our residency on the island of Madeira.

Posted in Concerts, Liima, Tatu+Efterklang |

Like a Puppet Show – John Malkovich

September 22, 2015 by Rasmus

Proud to let you know that we have contributed to this project.

This is the first in a series of releases John Malkovich has planned with his collaborators, director/photographer Sandro and producer/composer Eric Alexandrakis. For Like a Puppet Show, Malkovich read Plato’s Cave Allegory (as interpreted by Alexandrakis) over an original piece of music. Then the results were sent to a bunch of musicians, who contributed remixes and interpretations, including Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, OMD, Efterklang, Placebo, The Dandy Warhols, Blondie’s Chris Stein, the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan, and more.

Like a Puppet Show is out on vinyl for Record Store Day‘s Black Friday event on November 27 2015.


01 Cryolife 7:14 A.M. (Mixed by Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon)
02 Cryocarbon 14C (Mixed by OMD)
03 Cryoblue Cheese Ο (Mixed by Ric Ocasek)
04 CryoZolon X (Mixed by Dweezil Zappa)
05 Cryoparoxsym A (Mixed by Young the Giant)
06 Platogenia X And The Caves (Mixed by the Dandy Warhols)
07 Cryostat Ø (Mixed by Efterklang)
08 Cryoplacebo 47/XXY (Mixed by Placebo)
09 Photogenia C (Ruler Of Light) (Mixed by Chris Stein)
10 Optimogenia Z [Edit Mix] (Mixed by Harry Waters)
11 Cryopian D (Mixed by Dolores O’Riordan)

Posted in Efterklang, Records, remake |

Casper in A State Of Grace tour, Australia

September 21, 2015 by Rasmus

We are proud to report that Casper will take part in the A State of Grace tour celebrating the brilliant and complicated lives and music of Tim & Jeff Buckley beginning on September 23rd. Among others he’ll be performing Blue Melody by Tim Buckley, and, with Cold Specks, Everybody Here Wants You by Jeff Buckley.

For more information and all ticketing information please visit A State Of Grace
Sep 23rd & 29th, Melbourne Recital Centre.

Sep 25th & 26th, Brisbane Festival.

Sep 27th, Enmore Theatre, Sydney.

Sep 30th, Canberra Theatre Centre.

Posted in Casper Clausen, Concerts |

LEAVES premieres Tonight

July 26, 2015 by Rasmus

More than two years of thinking, writing, composing, testing, preparing and rehearsing culminates tonight in Copenhagen with the premiere of the new opera LEAVES the colour of falling.

We have co-composed the opera together with Karsten Fundal and we will also be performing the opera as Efterklang together with a brilliant team of singers and musicians. All 14 performances are already sold out, but it looks like we will be able to do two extra performances. Watch the Facebook pages of Efterklang or Copenhagen Opera Festival for announcements about this.

LEAVES is a co-production between Copenhagen Opera Festival and theater Sort/Hvid. Ursula Ankjær Olsen has written the English lyrics. Christian Lollike has directed. Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz has designed the costumes and scenography.

Yesterday LEAVES was featured in the Danish TV news.

Watch the clip by clicking the photo below and you can find more info about LEAVES here.

Posted in Efterklang, Leaves |


June 12, 2015 by Rasmus

We have arrived to the Swiss Alps in the form of Liima (Tatu Rönkkö + Efterklang) and we’re looking forward to start our Summer tour at B-Sides Festival tonight!

Here is the upcoming tour:
12.06 – LUCERNE, CH – B-Sides Festival | Info & Tickets
13.06 – BIRMINGHAM, UK – Super Sonic Festival | Info & Tickets
14.06 – BRISTOL, UK – The Lantern | Info & Tickets
15.06 – LONDON, UK – Village Underground | Info & Tickets
17.06 – BRUGES, BE – Concertgebouw | Info & Tickets
18.06 – PARIS, FR – Badaboum | Info & Tickets
19.06 – HILVARENBEEK, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival | Info & Tickets
29.08 – BERLIN, DE – BY THE LAKE FESTIVAL | Info & Tickets

Hope to see you and here are some Liima recordings for you to listen to:

Posted in Liima |

Greetings from Madeira / New music from Istanbul

May 27, 2015 by Rasmus

Tatu Rönkkö + Efterklang = Liima

Greetings from Madeira where Liima are currently artists in residence on invitation from the wonderful Aleste Festival. We are writing new music that we will premiere at a concert here on Saturday and on our tour in June (dates below).

Back in January we had a week long residency in Istanbul on invitation from the great local venue Salon IKSV. We wrote four new songs which we then premiered at two concerts in Salon IKSV on January 9th and 10th. The concerts were recorded and starting today you can listen to the new songs via Liima’s Soundcloud page.

The Lake Radio also recently shared a full recording of Liima’s concert in Jazzhouse in Copenhagen on March 26th. You can listen to it via The Lake’s Soundcloud page.


May 30 – FUNCHAL, MADEIRA, PT – aLeste Festival – info

Jun 12 – LUCERNE, CH – B-Sides Festival – info
Jun 13 – BIRMINGHAM, UK – Supersonic Festival – info
Jun 14 – BRISTOL, UK – The Lantern at Colston Hall – info
Jun 15 – LONDON, UK – Village Underground – info
Jun 17 – BRUGGE (BE) – Concertgebouw – info
Jun 18 – PARIS (FR) – Badaboum – info

Thanks for reading and listening. Hope to see you on some of those dates above!

Casper, Mads, Rasmus & Tatu

Liima in Jardim do Mar, Madeira – May 21st 2015

Posted in Liima, Tatu+Efterklang, Tour |

LEAVES – a new opera

May 12, 2015 by Rasmus

In the last year and a half we’ve been busy with our new band Liima, with The Lake Radio and the new festival By The Lake. Along with these new endeavours, we’ve also been working on something special as Efterklang.

We are very happy to introduce a new opera: LEAVES - the colour of falling. We have co-composed the opera together with Karsten Fundal and we will be on stage, as Efterklang, for all 14 performances this Summer in Copenhagen.

Because of the unusual location (an abandoned Cold War bunker) and nature of the opera only 60 tickets are sold per performance. Tickets are available here.

You can read a longer presentation of LEAVES and the great team behind it below.

LEAVES is a genre-crossing operatic production that will take place underground in a huge Cold War-era bunker beneath Copenhagen’s municipal hospital. Once used as a subterranean emergency hospital but long since abandoned, the audience will be led through the labyrinthine corridors that have been closed to the public for decades.

The eleven songs comprising LEAVES will be performed daily by Efterklang plus eight classically-trained musicians. The five vocalists will be Katinka Fogh VIndelev (soprano, We Like We), Lisbeth Balslev (soprano), Casper Clausen (Efterklang), Nicolai Elsberg (bass, Spillemændene) and Morten Grove Frandsen (countertenor).

Commissioned for the Copenhagen Opera Festival, the gala performance of LEAVES will be on July 26th, with a further 13 shows until August 8th. Each performance will be limited to sixty tickets.

LEAVES is composed by Karsten Fundal and Efterklang and directed by Christian Lollike from the theatre Sort/Hvid who are producing the opera in collaboration with Copenhagen Opera Festival.

English lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen and set design by Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz.

More info.


Photo of Efterklang by Bjørn Giesenbauer

Posted in Efterklang, Leaves |

Liima – New Sounds & Tour

May 6, 2015 by Rasmus

Liima is Tatu Rönkkö + Efterklang

The Lake radio has just shared a full concert recording from their concert at Jazzhouse in Copenhagen on March 26th 2015. Listen to it below.

Liima will go on tour in May and June:

30.05 – MADEIRA – Festival Aleste
12.06 – LUCERNE, CH – B-Sides Festival | Info & Tickets
13.06 – BIRMINGHAM, UK – Super Sonic Festival | Info & Tickets
14.06 – BRISTOL, UK – The Lantern | Info & Tickets
15.06 – LONDON, UK – Village Underground | Info & Tickets
17.06 – BRUGGES, BE – Concertgebouw | Info & Tickets
18.06 – PARIS, FR – Badaboum | Info & Tickets
19.06 – HILVARENBEEK, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival | Info & Tickets

Posted in Concerts, Liima, The Lake |

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