Efterklang & The Danish National Chamber Orchestra
The Leaf Label
Born from 2007’s Parades, Performing Parades, does exactly what it says on the tin. In 2008, Efterklang teamed up with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra to perform their original work to a capacity audience at Koncerthuset in Copenhagen. Also included is a DVD of the original surreal, beautiful and intricate performance, complete with face-painted classical musicians.
Although their 8th release, the music is an explorative, all-consuming mix of haunting vocals, electro-beats and tumultuous orchestral tangibility. In an industry where “real” music is often considered a thing of the past, Performing Parades has excelled even its predecessor and namesake.
This gloriously uplifting album “closes a chapter” according to the band’s Casper Clausen. The live performance is both immaculate and exploratory; filling you with a rich cacophony of sounds which certainly feels like a pinnacle; a colossal vision. www.efterklang.net.