Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Watch: Efterklang - "Hollow Mountain"

After giving us a taste of their upcoming album Piramida with a live video and album trailer, Danish indie rock trio Efterklang are well and truly back and giving us a true glimpse at what we'll be hearing on their new album with a video for album opener and first single "Hollow Mountain".

One of the things the band are most excited about is the field recording they recorded in the arctic ghost town of Spitsbergen and "Hollow Mountain" gives you your first taste of that with the opening crafted from hitting and recording the sound of a oil tank. "Hollow Mountain" also sees the return of frequent Efterklang collaborators Nils Frahm and Peter Broderick providing wurlitzer and strings respectively. Efterklang also goes a bit bigger and more in line with their recent orchestral tour by employing a 60 piece women's choir.

The result is a work of orchestral pop deliciousness - a sauntering arty gem that pairs the mysteriousness of the ghost town which inspired much of the album with Efterklang's pop stylings. There's also a pretty nifty video directed by Oodls that combines the bands photos from Spitsbergen with the album artwork designed by Hvass & Hannibal.

Efterklang's fourth studio album Piramida is out September 25th in the US on 4AD.

 Efterklang - Hollow Mountain by Efterklang

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