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An AlternativeRock band from Copenhagen, UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}}. Less generally, they have elements of BaroquePop, DreamPop, ElectronicMusic, folk, [[PostRock post-rock]] and ([[NewSoundAlbum with their newest album]]) indie pop. It consists of Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen, Thomas Husmer, Rasmus Stolberg and (until 2007 he was part of the original line-up but [[DemotedToExtra now only performs with them sometimes]]) Rune Mølgaard. They are probably best known for their song ''Mirador'' (the AnimatedMusicVideo of which has over a million views on Website/YouTube) and their recent free single ''Modern Drift''.

"Efterklang" means remembrance or reverberation (literally, it means "after sound"). They actually got the name from one of their electronic musician friends who was using [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverberation the latter definition of "Efterklang"]] to explain the technical concept.
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Discography:
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Related Acts:
+ Frederik Teige (plays with them live)
+ Peter Broderick (plays with them live and on ''Magic Chairs'')
+ Slaraffenland (has performed with Efterklang as the mash-up band Slaraffenklang)
]
* ''Springer'' (EP) (2003, re-released by The Leaf Label in 2005 and bundled with ''Tripper'' in 2010 as a SpecialEdition)
* ''Tripper'' (2004)
* ''Swarming'' (EP) (2005)
* ''One-Sided LP'' (EP) (vinyl) (2007)
* ''Under Giant Trees'' (EP) (2007, bundled with ''Parades'' in 2010 as a SpecialEdition)
* ''Mirador/Cutting Ice to Snow'' (promo-only single) (2007)
* ''Parades'' (2007, a live version recorded with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra called ''Performing Parades'' was also released in 2009)
* ''Caravan'' (EP) (2008)
* ''Modern Drift'' (single) (2010)
* ''Magic Chairs'' (2010)
* ''I Was Playing Drums/Me Me Me The Brick House'' (single) (2010)
* ''Raincoats'' (single) (2010)
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!Tropes:
* {{Ambient}}: All of their work pre-''Parades'' had elements of this, even on ''Parades'' the song ''Illuminant'' still qualifies. ''Foetus'', ''Doppelgänger'' and ''Tortuous Tracks'' are good examples from ''Tripper'', ''Antitech'' and ''Filmosonic XL'' are good examples from the ''Springer'' EP and ''Hands Playing Butterfly'' is a good example from the ''Under Giant Trees'' EP.
* AnimatedMusicVideo: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1mVSTnzxBs Illuminant,]]'' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSKIl-NeZeE Mirador]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODT4sZrlNMw Polygyne.]]''
* DerangedAnimation: The ''Illuminant'' and ''Mirador'' videos.
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: A part of their general aesthetic.
* DreamPop: They are signed to 4AD and their music does possess elements from the genre.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The ''Springer'' EP. Casper Clausen has admitted that Efterklang started out sounding like a lot of other bands.
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: ''Polygyne'', among other songs.
* EpicRocking: Naturally for a post-rock band. ''Kloy Gyn'' is their longest song at 8:01 minutes.
* IndecipherableLyrics: Before ''Magic Chairs'', [[http://efterklang.net/home/2007/04/02/under-giants-trees-released-today/#comment-2081 this was intentional.]]
* LastNoteNightmare: ''Full Moon'' has a synthesized note that comes out of nowhere and greatly increases in volume during the last eleven seconds of the song, when it has seemingly finished. [[MoodWhiplash This immediately segues]] into ''The Soft Beating'', one of Efterklang's happiest songs.
* LonelyPianoPiece: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pilzqHDjH8g Mimeo]]''
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Varies between 1 and 2.
* MonsterClown: The clown from the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuYAOGS_55g Caravan]]'' video tries to get children to kill each other. [[StuffBlowingUp Awesomely, regardless]].
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Magic Chairs'' is more pop-y than Efterklang's previous albums.
* OminousMusicBoxTune: ''Frida Found a Friend''
* PerishingAltRockVoice: Casper Clausen
* PornStache: [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/efterklang-recordings/4859768883/ Rasmus Stolberg]]
* ShoutOut: The ''Mirador'' video has one to Creator/MCEscher's ''[[AlienGeometries Relativity]]''.
* SopranoAndGravel: ''Collecting Shields''
* StopMotion: The ''Illuminant'' music video.
* StuffBlowingUp: The ''Caravan'' music video has exploding ''presents''.
* SurrealMusicVideo: The majority of Efterklang's music videos. ''Illuminant'', though, takes the cake.
* ToothyBird: The protagonist of the ''Mirador'' video.
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