Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Yesterday I went to see Efterklang play in the park here in Groningen, together with the lovely and affable Pyhai and friends.
We saw them on stage, making great waves of music and generally amazing the crowd with their awesome musical playfulness.
Something they earleir showed on a much smaller scale when they performed acoustically in a tiny cosy container for a smaller crowd, we just happened to be in. (Actually, nerds as we were, we were in the cue ten minutes before there was a cue).
I made a video of one of the songs then, with all of us clapping and stomping our feet along. Which is currently being uploaded to youtube. It doesn't do justice though to the mood they whipped up, and it doesn't show them banging the walls and ceiling with drumsticks, or playing on a winebottle and jugs and breaking said jugs,
but I guess you had to be there.
Anyway, here's a little drawing inspired by the costumes they wore on stage (a kind of gay Edwardian superhero look, or if you want to be nicer, they looked like kids dressing up), and the wonderful album art by the superb Danish design duo Hvass & Hannibal