Magic Chairs

Magic Chairs

0.0 0
by Efterklang
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

While not quite as innovative as their Nordic neighbors Sigur Rós and Björk, Efterklang taps into the Icelandic sound with electronic beats, moving orchestral backgrounds, and dreamy vocal melodies. For Magic Chairs, the Danish chamber pop ensemble's third album and 4AD debut, theSee more details below

Overview

While not quite as innovative as their Nordic neighbors Sigur Rós and Björk, Efterklang taps into the Icelandic sound with electronic beats, moving orchestral backgrounds, and dreamy vocal melodies. For Magic Chairs, the Danish chamber pop ensemble's third album and 4AD debut, the approach is refined a bit. Recording for the first time outside of their home studio, the band tracked the basic drum, guitar, bass, and vocal parts outright, before returning to Copenhagen to add string and brass flourishes, courtesy of 17 accompanying musicians. While this may sound overblown, it's actually a step back from 2004's Tripper, which featured twice as many guests, or 2007's Parades, which showcased a grand total of three choirs. Even with its massive production, Magic Chairs surprises by never feeling overly bloated. The arrangements accent and enhance appropriately, ebbing and flowing along with Casper Clausen's passionate lead vocals. Opening anthem "Modern Drift" is the standout single, with its exultant "I can't keep my head inside" chorus, but as dense as the album is, there's an endless number of other patchworked sonic ideas to latch onto, digital and otherwise. Fans of Menomena, Elbow, and Grizzly Bear should definitely look into this.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/2010
Label:
4ad / Ada
UPC:
0652637300123
catalogNumber:
73001
Rank:
201351

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Efterklang   Primary Artist
Kasper Tranberg   Trumpet,Brass,Guest Appearance
Mads Brauer   Group Member
Casper Clausen   Group Member
Rasmus Stolberg   Group Member
Thomas Husmer   Group Member
Daniel Smith Nielsen   Human Whistle,Guest Appearance
Patricia Mia Andersen   Strings,Violin,Guest Appearance
Christian Ellegaard   Strings,Violin,Guest Appearance
Peter Broderick   Guitar,Piano,Violin,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Rune Fonseca Mølgaard   Piano,Guest Appearance
Frederik Teige   Guitar,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Heather Woods Broderick   Flute,Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Erik Heide   Strings,Violin,Guest Appearance
Ettore Causa   Strings,Viola,Guest Appearance
Niklas Antonson   Trombone,Brass,Guest Appearance
Katinka Fogh Vindelev   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jakob Johansen   Bass Trombone,Brass,Guest Appearance
Katrine Muff Enevoldsen   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Bolette Thurøe   Strings,Violin,Guest Appearance
Jonathan Slaatto   Strings,Cello,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Greg Calbi   Mastering
Mads Brauer   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Casper Clausen   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Rune Fonseca Mølgaard   Composer
Anders Boll   Engineer
Jonas Tranberg   Engineer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >