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3.24 | 14 ratings | 2 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Foetus (3:10)
2. Swarming (6:32)
3. Step Aside (4:38)
4. Prey and Predator (6:26)
5. Collecting Shields (5:57)
6. Doppelgänger (6:40)
7. Tortuous Tracks (3:39)
8. Monopolist (6:57)
9. Chapter 6 (6:37)

Total Time 50:36

Line-up / Musicians

- Casper Clausen / vocals, keyboard, guitar
- Mads Brauer / electronics, flute
- Rune Mølgaard / piano
- Thomas Husmer / drums & percussion, trumpet
- Rasmus Stolberg / bass, guitar

Releases information

The Leaf Label

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EFTERKLANG Tripper ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

EFTERKLANG Tripper reviews

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Review by UMUR
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3 stars "Tripper" is the debut full-length studio album by Danish music artist Efterklang. The album was released through The Leaf Label in October 2004. Efterklang were formed in late 2000 in Copenhagen and released the "Springer" EP in 2003. The EP was originally independently released, but saw a label re-release through The Leaf Label in 2005.

Stylistically the music on "Tripper" is a combination of organic sounding instrumentation (including string arrangements), subtle male and female vocals, and electronic beats. The beats remind me a bit of the beats on Björk´s "Vespertine (2001)" album. Dry minimalistic electronic beats and rhythmic sounds and effects. The first time I listened to the album, I listened to it on my car stereo and I had to take the CD out to see if it was scratched because some of the beats and effects make it sound like that. While that is an odd and at times unpleasant sound effect, it´s still a bit intriguing too. The subtle and often unison male and female vocals are soothing but also a bit anonymous/monotone in the end. It´s generally very pleasant atmospheric music though, and although I wouldn´t say Efterklang hit something completely unique here, they combine known elements into something intriguing.

The musicianship is excellent. Good vocal performances and great interplay between the musicians. There are several guest musicians and singers on the album who add great variation and spice to the music. "Tripper" also features a warm, organic, and pleasant sounding production, which suits the material well, so upon conclusion it´s a pretty strong debut album by Efterklang. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

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3 stars My second release from this Danish band I have added to my "watch list" for the next years. This is their first proper studio album. The music is a sort of post rock, but in a Scandinavian way. The mood is sad and downtuned like the band carries the weight of all their sins on their shoulders. ... (read more)

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