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Before Tripper, their acclaimed debut album released at the end of 2004, Efterklang released the Springer EP in 2003 on their own Rumraket label in an edition of just 500 copies (packaged in white fake fur!). Those who were enchanted by the beauty and majesty of their LP will find Springer no less an astounding display of maximal impact from minimal input.
The 5 core band members created the EP using computer equipment recording live instruments, yet it sounds as if a full-bodied orchestra has approached the microphones. Following a tradition that extends from The Kronos Quartet to Múm, and Sigur Rós, Efterklang draw on their classical leanings for gripping drama, composing songs with emotional glissandos and pocket symphonics fueled by powerful dual male and female vocals.
Tripper is the fastest selling debut album in The Leaf Label’s ten year history. Efterklang have already begun work on the follow-up (due in 2006), but for now, Leaf makes Springer available outside of Denmark for the first time, on CD and vinyl.
The New York Times "Efterklang has a knack for gorgeous, slow-motion build-ups and sudden, shivery drop-offs; the music gleams and drips like an ice sculpture that never stops melting.
Word Magazine (uk) 4 of 5 stars "Springer marks the beginning of an already remarkable musical journey"