Efterklang

Efterklang

Jherek Bishoff

Wed, February 27, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Johnny Brenda's

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 21 and over

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Efterklang
Efterklang
This is one of those bands that we listened to for years and years and we are VERY excited to bring them back to Philadelphia for the fourth time! You need to check this band out 10 members from Denmark that play a perfect hybrid of electronics, classical and pop music. Efterklang's sounds like the loveliness of a choir and orchestra being carried to your ears on the wings of an autumn breeze. Light, airy, and shimmeringly blissful. It's the sound of a glorious dream that gradually builds and darkens to heart-swelling proportions. Although this Danish band has two dreamy main vocalists Linda Drejer Bonde and Thomas Sjoberg, it is the giant choruses where they shine brightest. The unpredictable proggy rhythmic interplay between the brass, strings and vocals is captivating, quite possibly drawing inspiration from the likes of Yes and King Crimson. Really beautiful. From Denmark. 4AD Records
Jherek Bishoff
Jherek Bishoff
herek Bischoff plays in bands – he's a member of Parenthetical Girls and a bassist for Amanda Palmer – and produces music; he also writes film soundtracks and scores for dance pieces. On Composed, his debut album, he wears all these hats at once, creating a collection of lavishly orchestrated pop songs that throb with expressionistic drama, by turns romantic, playful and faintly sinister. Violins swoop, slide and scratch across pirouetting flutes, a roguish glockenspiel and jittery percussion; and though the arrangements are sumptuous enough to work as instrumentals, they're made more characterful still by a plethora of guest singers. David Byrne is a swooning roué amid the tropical swirl of Eyes; Caetano Veloso sounds creamy and graceful against the galumphing percussion of The Secret of the Machines; while Dawn McCarthy of Faun Fables breathes witchy incantations in the thrillingly doom-struck Insomnia, Death and the Sea. Occasionally, Composed sounds indulgent, when Bischoff succumbs to syrupy, symphonic cliche; even so, its ambition and singularity are intoxicating.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/