Efterklang Return with 'Piramida'

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Jun 26, 2012

Over two years after delivering Magic Chairs, Danish post-rockers Efterklang have announced their next full-length affair, Piramida. The band's fourth album arrives September 25 in North America via 4AD/Rumraket, and a day earlier overseas.

A press release explains the group left their native Copenhagen to record the disc on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, near the abandoned Russian settlement Piramida. "It was left overnight in 1998 and today stands as a ghost town still full of relics from its past including the world's northernmost grand piano," the group said in a statement.

The outfit's nine-day trip yielded more than 1,000 recordings, which were then used to shape the sound of Piramida. Below, you can get a feel for how the set was constructed in the album trailer, which finds the outfit recording vocals from inside industrial structures, as well as the pitter-patter of feet on a dock.

Efterklang will be playing a handful of orchestra-accompanied gigs in Europe and the U.S. this fall, though regrettably no shows have been announced for Canada. You can see the tour schedule here.

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