by Ari Stein in New Events on Saturday 2 February 2008

I checked out the annual Transmediale festival last night. It’s the premier cultural art and music festival in Berlin and runs for six days all over the city. This year they had Murcof, Pierre Henry, Mouse on Mars, and Vitalic playing, just to name a few. Danish supergroup Efterklang played last night to a packed house. They are currently touring their latest album, Parades, and hearing it performed live was something of a surprise. Their record is quite sedate compared to their live show. On stage, there are eight of them making a beautiful racket, hinting at times of what a cross between Arcade Fire and Tortoise would sound like. A truly uplifting live experience.

Listen to the Efterklang track, Cutting Ice To Snow.