TRIPPER + SPRINGER
2CD & digital
Release date: August 23rd 2010
Originally released in 2003 (Springer) and 2004 (Tripper)
- TRIPPER - 2LP
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4.Prey & Predator
6.Step Aside (live) - bonus track
7.Chapter 6 (live) - bonus track
Double CD reissue of the first Efterklang EP, Springer (2003) with the album that followed it, Tripper (2004). Also includes two bonus live tracks. Packaged in a deluxe fold out CD package with 16-page booklet.
Liner notes written by the band:
“We recorded our debut EP, Springer, in the winter of 2003. Our ambition was to be able to present some material to get us gigs at local venues in Copenhagen, but we came to like the recordings so much we decided to self-release them as an EP. We made 500 covers by hand, using white fake fur and a sewing machine, and sold them to friends and through a couple of Danish record stores.
We set up our label at the same time, almost by accident. We felt we needed to put a label name on the disc and for reasons we can’t recall, we pretended that it was released by a label called Rumraket.
We started to write songs for a full-length album and recording began in December 2003. By May 2004, Tripper was almost finished and we planned to release it on Rumraket, this time intending to produce a thousand handmade copies. Well into the production of this edition we were approached by Tony Morley at The Leaf Label (who had previously rejected the copy of Springer we had sent him!). Before we knew it we were part of a real record label, and Tripper was released internationally in October 2004 (to be followed by a reissue of Springer in April 2005)."
Casper, Mads, Rasmus & Thomas – Efterklang
Tripper whispers like thunder, combining transcendent melodies with glacial strings and piano, febrile electronics, hushed male-female vocals and a Greenlandic choir. A year in the making, the album is intense and dramatic; intimate yet coolly detached.
The album features more than 30 guest musicians among them Hildur Ársælsdóttir and Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir from Icelandic amiina. Hildur and Edda was also part of the Efterklang live band in the year that followed the release of Tripper.
The Guardian 5 of 5 stars “The vocal subtlety is one of the many things that makes Tripper an album to savour over time rather than one that delivers an immediate hit. This is the album to spend your tokens on. Five stars”
Pitchfork 7.9 rating “Perhaps it’s a credit to the sheer number of cooks in the kitchen, but even with this music's grand scale each song is allowed enough space to be able to breathe on its own. And with their vibrant, continually evolving arrangements, Efterklang here ensures that, as their name implies, this music should continue to reverberate in your memory for a long time to come”