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Efterklang's Windflowers is a breath of fresh air thanks to its weightless songs


Release date: 08 October 2021
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07 October 2021, 09:00 Written by Aymeric Dubois
Despite the unfortunate and difficult period of pandemic, can we still draw some positive points from it? If a wave of isolation albums has been falling lately, Windflowers is probably one of the more beautiful stories of this tense time. Truly bringing Efterklang together - childhood friends whose paths were increasingly separating them - this is how the band took advantage of this crisis to refocus on the essential.

Harmoniously, this new album allows the Danish trio to come together around common grounds - music, and the beauty of life and their common inspiration that connects them. Embodying the symbol of change through the Danish flower "Windflower", Efterklang have relearned to make more intimate music by self-producing their latest release with very few outside collaborators. Never before has an album sounded so exclusive and singular.

As usual, the chamber pop and electro trio sought to create an album that is unlike any other. Windflowers may sound like a return to their roots, but it was born to be loyal to their concept, which is hope and renewal. For this, Efterklang has focused on more conventional pop songs, more accessible, with the sole purpose of shining through the melody and gorgeous soundscapes.

Through a hypnotizing crescendo, the introduction "Alien Arms" draws precisely these landscapes, element by element, allowing the listener to embark on this delightful adventure. From this moment on, Windflowers gives the impression of being in constant levitation, with a collection of ballads on a cloud.

Each piece then acts according to its nuances, “Beaufiful Elipse” plays with sampling while “Hold Me Close When you Can” delivers emotional power through divine melodies. If time seems suspended on “Lady Of The Rocks”, the triumphant” Living Others Lives” is one of the most beautiful song of the trio to date, by its energy and because it conciliates and optimizes all their qualities.

We are never out of surprises on Windflowers, as it has that gift to reconnect you to the essential, with the help of sweet pop as contagious, varied and comfortable. In fact, Efterklang offers a content that is difficult to contest, to the extent that we would have liked the adventure to continue after the apotheosis “Absent Sar”, an electronic alliance so transcendent with The Field.

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