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New LIVE ALBUM – The Piramida Concert with Copenhagen Phil and André de Ridder

May 14, 2013 by Rasmus

Photo by Kenneth Nguyen
photo by Kenneth Nguyen

June 10th 2013 we are proud and happy to release THE PIRAMIDA CONCERT on deluxe double gatefold vinyl (one white + one black vinyl disc + CD inside). The artwork and packaging is designed by Danish artists Hvass&Hannibal and the live album will be released digitally as well.

As of today you can pre-order THE PIRAMIDA CONCERT by Efterklang & Copenhagen Phil, conducted by André de Ridder. Visit our own webshop to PRE-ORDER.

May 29th 2013, 12 days before the release, we will perform THE PIRAMIDA CONCERT live one last time together with Kringkastingsorkesteret (The Norwegian Radio Orchestra) and conductor Hans Ek at this years Bergen International Festival in Norway.

We have also just made the track THE LIVING LAYER + VÆLV available for listening via Soundcloud. You can read more about this new track VÆLV in the info provided below.

Some official info for you about this new release:
The Piramida Concert by Efterklang & Copenhagen Phil was recorded live at Copenhagen’s Royal Academy of Music Concert Hall in October 2012. Over the course of two sold-out nights Efterklang – plus Peter Broderick, Katinka Fogh Vindelev and Budgie (Siouxsie and The Banshees) – teamed up with classical orchestra Copenhagen Phil and German conductor André de Ridder to perform the Danish act’s fourth album Piramida in its entirety. Staged for the first time at the Sydney Opera House in May 2012, the orchestral arrangements were written by fellow Dane Karsten Fundal and New York composer Missy Mazzoli. The Piramida Concert also features ‘So’, a song written during recording sessions for Piramida, and ‘Vælv’, a classical piece commissioned by Efterklang and composed by Karsten Fundal. The live performance was mixed to tape by Francesco Donadello in the Vox-Ton studio in Berlin.. The Piramida Concert will only be available digitally and as a limited edition deluxe double gatefold vinyl (one black, one white + CD inside).

artwork by Hvass&Hannibal

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Rumraket, The Piramida Concert |

Canon Blue 'Rumspringa' released today!

August 29, 2011 by Rasmus

This record is very special to us.

Not only is Daniel James aka Canon Blue our dear friend, he also enlisted Mads and Casper to help him produce this new album and Thomas to play drums on a lot of tracks.

Our close friends in Slaraffenland also guest this album (Mike on bass, Niklas on trombone, Bjørn on drums) and so does amiina who has recorded all the amazing string parts. Peter Broderick guests one song and classical singer Katinka Fogh Vindelev who sings on our ‘Magic Chairs’ album is also featured on the album. It all sort of feel like one big happy family gathering!

If you have been following the announcements about this release you probably also know that, besides future Efterklang releases, this is the very last release we do on our label Rumraket. It really feels like the perfect record to end with. You can read a statement about the close of Rumraket here.

Well enough talk. Take a listen to two songs from the album below and if you are tempted you can buy the album on iTunes or on CD (designed by Hvass&Hannibal) via our Rumraket Shop.

Honeysuckle (Milwaukee) by Canon Blue

Indian Summer (Des Moines) by Canon Blue

Via the Rumraket page you can read a lot more about this release and enjoy a string of great video blips.

Canon Blue 'Rumspringa' artwork by Hvass&Hannibal

Posted in Efterklang, nostalgic, Rumraket

Free New CANON BLUE Single! + artwork & track-list announced

June 23, 2011 by Rasmus

Canon Blue has just announced the track-list and the artwork by Hvass&Hannibal for his 2nd album Rumspringa and he is giving away the first single Indian Summer for free.

The album is produced by Mads Brauer and Casper Clausen of Efterklang and it will be the very last non-Efterklang release on Rumraket.

Visit to see the artwork, track-list, more info and to pre-order this vibrant pop marvel that drops August 29th!

Posted in Rumraket

The End of Rumraket (almost) – New Canon Blue Album!

June 8, 2011 by Rasmus

Back in 2003 we (the members of Efterklang) established the record label Rumraket out of necessity as no labels back then were interested in releasing our music. Shortly after we signed a record deal with The Leaf Label (and recently 4AD) and Rumraket was no longer a necessity it was something we loved to do on the side. We kept the label and signed Grizzly Bear as our first non-Efterklang band in 2005.

Rumraket released Grizzly Bear’s debut album Horn of Plenty in most parts of Europe, and this was followed by records from the rather obscure Japanese artists Cacoy and Kama Aina. Hereafter Rumraket became the base for bands like Slaraffenland (dk), Taxi Taxi! (se), Erik Levander (se) and Canon Blue (us). During the last six years we have released more than 25 titles – among them smaller releases from Our Broken Garden (dk) and amiina (is).

All that will now come to an end. August 29th Rumraket will release Rumspringa, the second album from American artist Canon Blue. Rumraket will not close entirely, but Rumspringa will be the last release on Rumraket, which isn’t an Efterklang release. We will continue to use the label as Efterklang’s base in Scandinavia and therefore this is only almost the end of Rumraket.

We are very proud of all the records we have released throughout the years and the many musicians and artists we have worked with are today some of our very best friends. We would can only thank them for so much wonderful music and memories.

We are closing Rumraket because we no longer have the resources and more importantly the time to run the label. When you are releasing records made by your best friends you want to do your absolute best, but with all our tours and other projects this is no longer possible for us.

The last (non Efterklang) release on Rumraket is as mentioned Canon Blue’s Rumspringa. We can’t think of a more appropriate record to end with. A tour de force if there ever was one, Rumspringa is a dynamic, lush and orchestral Magnum Opus. It has taken Daniel James aka Canon Blue more than two years completing this album and all his hard work has paid off.

Daniel James recorded the album in Copenhagen, Berlin and Reykjavik in close collaboration with Mads Brauer and Casper Clausen from Efterklang who helped produce the record. Mads also mixed the record which features guest appearances from members of Slaraffenland, Efterklang and amiina who recorded all the string parts in Iceland. Hvass&Hannibal will do the artwork for the record as they have with many others of the past Rumraket releases.

Rumspringa by Canon Blue will be released August 29th. Outside of Scandinavia the record will be released on American label Temporary Residence.

We look forward to share some music and more details about Rumspringa real soon.

Canon Blue photo by Thomas Husmer

Posted in Efterklang, Records, Rumraket

Slaraffenklang returns for 2 Danish concerts

December 8, 2009 by Rasmus

About a year ago we played a concert together with our good friends in Slaraffenland. We morphed our bands together, called it Slaraffenklang and played each other songs in new versions as a 12 piece rock band. You can still download a free live EP, recorded at that concert, over at

Now the mutant band returns! Slaraffenklang will come back to do two concerts and then it will go back to sleep in its monster hideout. Here are the dates:

23.01 – Aarhus, DK – Slaraffenklang Concert! @ Voxhalltickets
24.01 – Copenhagen, DK – Slaraffenklang Concert! @ Skuespilshusettickets


Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Rumraket, Slaraffenklang

Vincent Moon & Copenhagen FILM EXTRAVAGANZA!

October 15, 2009 by Rasmus

Take a deep breath of air. This project is a big mouthful, but such a nice bite and something we are very very very proud to be part of!

- a 40 minutes music film featuring SLARAFFENLAND


- 14 additional Take Away Style performances by the above mentioned bands and also featuring I GOT YOU ON TAPE, THE WILLIAM BLAKES and TAXI TAXI!

Thanks to the genius and the generosity of French filmmaker Vincent Moon
all of this is available for everybody to watch and enjoy totally free right here: &

Slaraffenland – from the TemporarySlaraffenland film

Posted in Efterklang, Rumraket, Video

EFTERKLANG signs to 4AD – September news

September 2, 2009 by Rasmus

Efterklang newsletter 03/09/2009
We are very happy to let you know that we have signed a new record deal with 4AD – one of our absolute favourite labels in the world.

We will now be part of a roster that currently counts fine artists like The National, Deerhunter, TV on the Radio, M Ward, Scott Walker, St. Vincent and many more and we are of course full of anticipation about this new collaboration between 4AD and Efterklang. First project together will be our 3rd studio album, which will be released sometime in the first quarter of 2010. The playground for this new friendship is the world, but in Scandinavia we will release our future albums on our own Rumraket label.

This does not mean that we are cutting all ties to our current home, The Leaf Label. Not at all, actually. October 19th 2009 they will release Performing Parades by Efterklang & The Danish National Chamber Orchestra on CD/DVD & LP/DVD.

We have been releasing our music on The Leaf Label since 2004 and it is the home of our Tripper and Parades albums as well as our mini-albums Springer and Under Giant Trees. It has been absolutely joyful for us and we are proud that we have contributed to their incredible discography. We are still waiting for them to release a record we don’t like, but we are beginning to think that it will never happen. We think they will be reading this and here is a huge and sincere THANK YOU for them.

We will be on tour this fall starting Friday!
We are touring most of the fall, because we like to tour and because we want to celebrate the Performing Parades release. The biggest show this fall will be October 28th at Barbican Hall in London where we will be playing a Performing Parades Concert with the classical orchestra Britten Sinfonia. Tickets are available here:

The rest of the shows we will play as a 7-piece and we promise to play new songs!
Here are the dates (more to be confirmed soon):
04.09 – Stradbally Hall, IE / Electric Picnic / tickets
06.09 – Vlieland, NL / Into the Great Wide Open Festival / tickets
11.09 – Isle of Wight, UK / Bestival / tickets
12.09 – Dorset, UK / End of the Road / sold-out
13.09 – Cardiff, UK / The Globe / w. Peter Broderick / tickets
14.09 – Coventry, UK / St Johns Church / tickets 1, tickets 2
17.09 – Gothenburg, SE / Parken / tickets
18.09 – Stockholm, SE / Hornstull Strand / tickets
19.09 – Malmö, SE / Babel / tickets
23.09 – Oslo, NO / Det Norske Studentersamfund, Storsalen / ticket
24.09 – Bergen, NO / Ekko Festival / tickets
25.09 – Stavanger, NO / TOU Scenen / tickets
26.09 – Kristiansand, NO / Kick
28.10 – London, UK / Barbican / Performing Parades w. Britten Sinfonia / tickets
29.10 – Birmingham, UK / The Asylum / w. Nancy Elisabeth / tickets
30.10 – Glasgow, UK / Oran Mor
31.10 – Manchester, UK / Deaf Institute / hosted by Hey Manchester!
01.11 – Leeds, UK / Brainwash Festival (at Leeds University)
02.11 – Reading, UK / Reading Concert Hall / tickets
03.11 – Paris, Fr / La Maroquinerie
04.11 – Utrecht, NL / Tivoli de Helling / tickets
05.11 – Amsterdam, NL / Paradiso / tickets
18.11 – Berlin, DE / Festsaal Kreuzberg / tickets
19.11 – Köln, DE / Kulturbunker Mülheim
20.11 – Bochum, DE / Bahnhoof Langendreer
21.11 – Hannover, DE / Junges Schauspiel
24.11 – Hamburg, DE / Knust / tickets
25.11 – Leipzig, DE / UT Connewitz / w. Jersey / tickets
03.12 – Basel, CH / 1. Stock / tickets
04.12 – Aarau, CH / Flösserplatz / tickets
05.12 – Luzern, CH / Treibhaus / tickets

Other stuff:
if you are on Twitter then you should know that so are we!
if you would like to stay updated on our recordings and whereabouts then this is a good place! Efterklang on Flickr

Rumraket Update!
Monday the 7th of September Slaraffenland will release We’re on Your Side. This is their 3rd album and it is without doubt their best yet! You can read more and download two free MP3s at

Monday the 21st of September Taxi Taxi! will release their long awaited debut album. It is called Still Standing at Your Back Door and it is a marvellous album – Johanna and Miriam are back! Pre-order and get a free MP3 at

We should also tell you that we have reissued the debut album by our good friends Grizzly Bear. Horn of Plenty is out now again and can be ordered here:

Best wishes from Copenhagen!

Casper, Mads, Thomas & Rasmus – Efterklang

PS. you rock our world

Posted in Celebration, Concerts, Efterklang, Rumraket, The Leaf Label

New Efterklang T-shirts – get some stripes!

July 20, 2009 by Rasmus

Finally we have been able to update our mail-order, with some new T-shirts. These new ones have stripes and are designed by Nan Na Hvass from Hvass&Hannibal. Some of you might have seen them before when we were touring in North America in March 2009.

hope everbody is enjoying the summer!
- Rasmus

Efterklang Tees banner

Posted in Efterklang, Rumraket

Copenhagen concert recommendations

May 21, 2009 by Rasmus

Our label mates (Leaf) A Hawk And a Hacksaw will be playing live in Copenhagen on Tuesday (May 26th) at Lille VEGA.
If you have the chance to go see them you should definitely go. They are always an incredible experience.

Our other label mates (Rumraket) Taxi Taxi! are playing tonight in Copenhagen at Loppen together with Skammens Vogn. Both bands comes highly recommended and all of us will definitely be there.

Taxi Taxi! also has a new EP out – Step Out Into The Light EP – you can get it at

Posted in Concerts, Rumraket, The Leaf Label


December 18, 2008 by Rasmus

Please download and enjoy this free Live EP by Slaraffenklang!
A mutant band of Efterklang and Slaraffenland.

SLARAFFENKLANG – “Danish Dynamite Live at Sono Festival 2008″
There are 4 songs on the EP and a front cover is included in the zip archive as well.

Here is the story:
In May 2008 Efterklang & Slaraffenland were on a joint US tour under the name The Danish Dynamite Tour. Halfway through the tour the bands got a call from back home. The newly established Sono Festival wanted to hear if Slaraffenland and Efterklang could be interested in performing a special concert at their festival. After a very quick talk on the topic it was decided that everyone would love to play in a band with two drummers and a lot of distorted guitars and therefore the offer was accepted.

The 4 songs on this free live EP are all recorded at Sono Festival in Rødovre (a suburb to Copenhagen) November 8th 2008. This was the first and maybe also the last concert with Slaraffenklang. The idea is simple and fun. Slaraffenklang is the mutant band of Efterklang and Slaraffenland. There are 12 musicians on stage, all men, and the songs performed are covers of Efterklang and Slaraffenland. Sometimes just louder and more rumbling versions and sometimes in new slightly new arrangements.

Cutting Ice To Snow
Echo Wave
You Win

recorded, mixed and mastered by Petter Samuelsson.

Please Enjoy!

Bjørn, Casper, Christian, Frederik, Jeppe, Niklas, Mads, Mike, Peter, Rasmus, Rune & Thomas / SLARAFFENKLANG

Posted in cover versions, Efterklang, Rumraket, Slaraffenklang

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