Header

EF

Post Rock/Math rock • Sweden


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Ef picture
Ef biography
EF is a Post-Rock band from Gothenburg, Sweden that started playing music since 2003. The five-piece first started playing heavy music, but after a couple of rehearsals they decided to play music that's more emotional and melodic. The first three years of its conception EF released four demos, one 7", toured Europe and sign with a US label.

In 2006 EF released their debut album, "Give Me Beauty. Or Give Me Death!", by And the Sound Records, a record company that's led by the drummer Niklas Åström. Shortly thereafter EfF went on another European tour to promote their album. The band has received wide recognition amongst Post-Rock fans as well as playing with bands like THE ALBUM LEAF, RED SPAROWES, 65DAYSOFSTATIC and more. In the second half of 2007 EF went to the studio to record their follow up to their debut, "I Am Responsible", which was released in January of 2008.

EF is a band that Post-Rock fans will easily enjoy especially for fans of Immanu El, Gregor Samsa and September Malevolence.


- Ruben Dario (Chamberry) -




Why this artist must be listed in www.progarchives.com :
Approved by the Post-Rock team



Discography:
Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death!, studio album (2006)
I Am Responsible, studio album (2008)
...

Ef official website

EF MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
  • Ett Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death!, 2006

EF Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to EF

Buy EF Music


Counter cultureCounter culture
BOUNDEE
Audio CD$25.20
$31.08 (used)
I Am ResponsibleI Am Responsible
CD Baby 2008
Audio CD$14.30
$21.80 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
WISE Guyz - Ef You en Kay E Rare New Cassette W.I.S.E. USD $42.50 Buy It Now 1h 46m
EF BAND - THEIR FINEST HOURS (SRR-008) SWEDISH HARD ROCK DOUBLE CD 2CD USD $19.99 [0 bids]
1h 46m
Dennis Alcapone ?- The Bounce ORIGINAL UK 7" NEAR MINT Ethnic Fight ?- EF 082 USD $6.49 Buy It Now 6h 11m
FLORIAN EF-metamorphosy-1996 PIN UP ITALY-ACID/TECHNO 12" USD $4.88 Buy It Now 10h 3m
(EF366) China Rats, Don't Play With Fire EP - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 36m
(EF368) Forest, Caramel Arms EP - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 36m
(EF370) Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, Wilderness of a Wild Youth - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 36m
(EF372) Nicole Perez, Je Souris - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 36m
(EF374) Holocene, Flaws In Us All / Grab My Coat - 2012 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 37m
(EF375) Basia Bulat, Wires - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 37m
(EF376) FTSE, Lost In Translation - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 37m
(EF377) Basshunter, Now You're Gone - DJ CD USD $2.40 Buy It Now 11h 37m
(EF380) Arsenio, Been Fighting Bears - 2013 DJ CD USD $3.79 Buy It Now 11h 37m
(EF381) Landshapes, Insomniacs Club - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 37m
(EF384) Splitter, All Alone - DJ CD USD $3.08 Buy It Now 11h 38m
(EF386) Silver Columns, 5 track album sampler - 2010 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 38m
(EF388) Clap Your Hands, Sia - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 38m
(EF390) Bless Beats, Let It Go - 2010 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 38m
(EF391) Elan Lea, Right Anyway - 2010 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 38m
(EF392) Mackdee, Lions Roar - 2010 DJ CD USD $3.79 Buy It Now 11h 38m
(EF393) Basia Bulat, Tall Tall Shadow - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 39m
(EF395) Friends of Emmet, Headlines - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 39m
(EF397) Wolfman, Napoleon - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 39m
(EF399) Usher, Burn - DJ CD USD $3.79 Buy It Now 11h 39m
(EF401) K-OS, I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman - 2010 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 39m
(EF403) Obladi Diablo, Suzie Stapleton - 2013 DJ CD USD $3.79 Buy It Now 11h 40m
(EF404) Surf City, NYC - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 40m
(EF405) Ducktails, Under Cover - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 40m
(EF406) Khushi, Magpie - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 40m
(EF407) Omar, The Man - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 40m
(EF408) Twins, Found A Flat / Ride The Horsey - DJ CD USD $3.08 Buy It Now 11h 40m
(EF409) Last Japan, Dersk EP - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 40m
(EF410) Sarah Johns Music Party, 4 track EP - DJ CD USD $3.08 Buy It Now 11h 40m
(EF411) Robbie Boyd, Painted Sky - DJ CD USD $3.08 Buy It Now 11h 41m
(EF412) Victoria & Jacob, Festival - 2013 DJ CD USD $3.79 Buy It Now 11h 41m
(EF413) Tythe, Careless Woman - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 41m
(EF414) Tuesday Born, Wake ft Dnae - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 41m
(EF415) AC Slater, Take You - 2010 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 41m
(EF418) Toby Gale, Starfruit EP - DJ CD USD $3.08 Buy It Now 11h 41m
(EF419) Herve, Lose Control ft Seasfire - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 42m
(EF420) The Enemy, Like A Dancer - 2012 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 42m
(EF421) Field Music, Is This The Picture? - 2012 DJ CD USD $3.08 Buy It Now 11h 42m
(EF422) Tom Williams & The Boat, Too Young - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 42m
(EF423) Anchorsong, Darkrum - 2012 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 42m
(EF424) We Like Humans, Sort Your Life Out - 2012 DJ CD USD $3.08 Buy It Now 11h 42m
(EF425) Ben Marwood, Under Lock and Key - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 42m
(EF426) Big Black Delta, Side of the Road - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 42m
(EF428) Free Energy, Bang Pop - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 42m
(EF429) Hannah Scott, Only Way Out - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 43m
(EF431) Driver Drive Faster, They May Talk - 2011 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 43m
(EF432) Wave Machines, I Hold Loneliness - 2012 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 43m
(EF434) Miles Kane, Give Up - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 43m
(EF435) Get People, Back to Dust / Cupids Curse - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 43m
(EF436) Mikky Ekko, Pull Me Down - 2012 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 43m
(EF437) JFX Music, Traffic - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 43m
(EF438) Harleighblu, Play Me - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 44m
(EF439) Times Red, Not Listening - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 44m
(EF440) Cymbals, The End - DJ CD USD $3.08 Buy It Now 11h 44m
(EF441) Hjaltalin, Crack In A Stone - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 44m
(EF442) Frankie & The Heartstrings, Nothing Our Way - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 44m
(EF443) Andrew Wyatt, And Septimus ... - 2013 DJ CD USD $3.08 Buy It Now 11h 44m
(EF444) Victoria and Jacob, Festival - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 44m
(EF446) Gabe Dixon, Strike - 2011 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 44m
(EF448) Divine Fits, Chained To Love - 2013 DJ CD USD $3.79 Buy It Now 11h 45m
(EF449) Creatures of Love, Boy Crimes - 2012 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 45m
(EF450) Barbarossa, Pagliaccio - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 45m
(EF452) Demon Dance, Surfer Blood - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 45m
(EF453) The Chapman Family, This One's For Love - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 45m
(EF454) Hoodlums, Virtue EP - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 45m
(EF455) Yo La Tengo, OHM - 2013 DJ CD USD $3.79 Buy It Now 11h 45m
(EF456) Yast, Yast - DJ CD USD $3.08 Buy It Now 11h 46m
(EF457) Ruen Brothers, Blood Runs Wild - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 46m
(EF458) Washed Out, Don't Give Up - 2013 DJ CD USD $3.08 Buy It Now 11h 46m
(EF459) Falling Off Maps, Honest - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 46m
(EF460) Lauren Pritchard, Painkillers - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 46m
(EF461) Rubylux, The Boy Could Fly - 2010 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 46m
(EF464) Mariam The Believer, The String of Everything 2013 - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 46m
(EF465) Big Deal, Swapping Spit - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 47m
(EF467) Booty Luv, Some Kinda Rush - 2007 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 47m
(EF468) The Mission District, I Just Don't Feel The Same - DJ CD USD $3.79 Buy It Now 11h 47m
(EF469) Darin ft Kay Deluna, Breathing Your Love - DJ CD USD $3.79 Buy It Now 11h 47m
(EF471) Bruce Forsyth, These Are My Favourites sampler - 2011 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 47m
(EF473) Leddra Chapman, A Little Easier - DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 47m
(EF474) K-OS, Zambony - 2010 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 48m
(EF475) The Sunshine Underground, Spell It Out - 2010 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 48m
(EF477) Lights, Toes - 2012 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 48m
(EF479) Brolin, Portland - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 48m
(EF480) Matt & Sueleen, Banks Of The Nile - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 48m
(EF481) The Presence LDN, Ya Ya Pop - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 48m
(EF482) Glass Animals, Psylla - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 48m
(EF483) Don-E, Spiritual - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 49m
(EF485) Wild Flag, Electric Band - 2011 DJ CD USD $2.40 Buy It Now 11h 49m
(EF486) Stephen Kellogg, Lost And Found - 2013 DJ CD USD $3.79 Buy It Now 11h 49m
(EF487) Tythe, Summerbelly - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 49m
(EF488) Crystal, As Elephants Are - 2013 DJ CD USD $3.08 Buy It Now 11h 49m
(EF490) Wax Idols, Dethrone - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 49m
(EF491) Trampolene, My Bourgeoisie Girl - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 50m
(EF492) Active Child, Subtle - 2013 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 50m
(EF493) Malpas, Charlemagne - DJ CD USD $3.08 Buy It Now 11h 50m
(EF495) Real Estate, Municipality - 2011 DJ CD USD $4.62 Buy It Now 11h 50m
0 result found for "EF"
Visit LPCDressisues.com for more results


More places to buy EF music online Buy EF & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for EF DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

EF shows & tickets


EF has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

EF discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

EF top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.15 | 28 ratings
Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death!
2006
3.18 | 9 ratings
I Am Responsible
2008
3.64 | 13 ratings
Mourning Golden Morning
2010
3.50 | 2 ratings
Ceremonies
2013

EF Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

EF Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

EF Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

EF Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
A Trilogy Of Dreams, Noise And Silence
2005

EF Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death! by EF album cover Studio Album, 2006
4.15 | 28 ratings

BUY
Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death!
Ef Post Rock/Math rock

Review by progadicto

4 stars Such a great pleassure to finally got in my hands first Ef album... Many friends told that it was fantastic and I have to agree with them.

From the opener "Ett", a delicate and melodic piece that reminds me some the first works by EITS, the tracks passes through very different atmospheres in some long pieces full of powerful moments leaded by guitar and keyboards but with some fine chamber arrangements that turns every song into a floating delight.

Perhaps it's an album that you'll enjoy from the first minute, there's no way to deny the inffluences of the most melodic post rock bands from 90 and 2000. However, most of the tracks are rich in textures and nostalgic passages mixed with epic sections, such as in the inspirate "Hello Scotland"and "Tomorrow My Friend...", maybe the most original, elegant and powerful pieces of this album.

I insist: it was a great pleasure to have this tracks running through my ears. Recommended for every melodic post rock fan. 3.5* to me...

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Mourning Golden Morning by EF album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.64 | 13 ratings

BUY
Mourning Golden Morning
Ef Post Rock/Math rock

Review by R-A-N-M-A

3 stars In a few places on Mourning Golden Morning, Ef managed to move me almost as much as they did on Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death. Escapade #1 and Song of Ghosts, but from there is seemed to fade into nothing but a sea of "greige." A mix of grey and beige, or so I was told by my house painter when I bought my new place. It is apparently a very popular choice in Calgary right now. Suffice it to say, my walls are blue.

For those unawares, Ef isa Swedish band which is as said in Blues Brothers "...both country and western." Which is to say, they do both the big walls of sound and the guitar noodling thing. It's pretty easy to set expectations about them if you know anything about the genre.

I will mind you to note, that the album isn't a total write off after the first two tracks, but it is kind of samey. Freya is a nice mid album break from the prevailing form and Lwa 401 after a little time to gestate does some pretty decent rocking here and there. Fans of the band seem about as ample as any in the post/math genre, and I'm sure they'll like it. If you are already not a fan of the band or the genre I'm sure you'll already know to take a pass.

3 out of five. Good not bad, but nothing special.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death! by EF album cover Studio Album, 2006
4.15 | 28 ratings

BUY
Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death!
Ef Post Rock/Math rock

Review by R-A-N-M-A

4 stars For about the last two years or so, I have been thoroughly impressed with the music I have heard coming out of Scandinavia. Norwegians bands Gazpacho and Wobbler immediately spring to mind. So it came as little surprise to me when I found something perhaps equally impressive coming from the eastern half of the Scandinavian Peninsula.

Ef's somewhat banally titled Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death has one of those album covers that immediately call you to attention. Thankfully it is more than just a pretty box. GMBOGMD... God that's awful acronym, I digress. Give Me Beauty's delicately surreal doves, are perfectly evocative of the sonic treasures which lie within. It is stunningly powerful and stark album which seems at times, light enough to lift you right off your feet and at other times whose driving walls of sound crash on you like the North Atlantic. The opener Ett is I think perhaps the most singularly beautiful track I have in my entire music collection.

This isn't quite a perfect album mind you. The effete singing, which is thankfully not present throughout, is a bit too meek for my tastes and at odds with the uplifting quality of Give Me Beauty. Some parts, are too plain and others too long winded. None of these factors detract from the allure of its better moments though.

This is a great album for quiet moments of solitude and though I've only heard it during the summer strikes me as an album for winter. It's sparse beauty will feel right at home during a bright day in the chill of Calgary winter. Excellent album, 4 out of 5.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death! by EF album cover Studio Album, 2006
4.15 | 28 ratings

BUY
Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death!
Ef Post Rock/Math rock

Review by Jadittir

4 stars This piece is so damn beautiful! Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death! is my first encounter with EF and of course a pleasant one. I'm quite new in the Math/Post rock field as I just discovered great genre with bands such as Mono, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Sigur Ros. Those bands are amazing and this one too is nothing less. This debut album of EF is simply a bigbang. I enjoy it so much.

For me..Sweden is the greatest prog music factory; band like Anglagard, Moon Safari, and this! I don't know how to convey this sensation. The music is so...so beautiful! Post rock style of guitar, and very cool rhythm section combine with all classical instruments and you get an ultra-romantic, multi-texture, darkly, emotionally build-up and yet simply beautiful piece of music. Unlike some Post rock band, the length of a song so perfect, not too long and not too short. The production, mixing and recording are top notch.

If you love those bands I mentioned above and you enjoy art, you don't wanna miss this one. Not a legendary piece but almost perfect. 4.25 stars. Worth every cent!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 I Am Responsible by EF album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.18 | 9 ratings

BUY
I Am Responsible
Ef Post Rock/Math rock

Review by Prog-jester
Prog Reviewer

3 stars EF is that kind of band that you may fall in love with if it's your first or second encounter to Post-Rock. OK, maybe third or fourth, but not more. They're melodic, up-lifting and enjoyable, but seriously, they have serious problems with finding their own manner. Do they care, after all? 'The manifesto is there's no manifesto' - this was said in a sample somewhere in the beginning of the album, and this should clear up the situation: we don't care for anything at all, we play music.

Anyway, we have two ambient interludes here ('Soon' and 'Appendix'), three epics that hardly differ from each other ('Tva', 'Bear', 'A Tailpiece') and a wonderful (and rather short) mid-tempo track 'Thrills'. If you're a Post-Rock newbie, I can use a complex formula to describe the style in which EF sounds to me (yes, this is only my subjective opinion, no offence): take EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY and mix it with SIGUR ROS. For those, who get along well with Post-Rock, I'll use another description: IMMANU EL. Yes, EF sounds EXACTLY like their Scandinavian brothers-in-arms IMMANU EL, the same way 'GREGOR SAMSA meets YNDI HALDA' mellow thing, with no darkness thrown in, only pastoral major harmonies and crescendoes, filled with light. But even climaxes are subtle; guys, if you want to make your climaxes more powerful, ask MONO from Japan ;) So, where do we go from here? Cliched and boring Post-Rock, built on standard chord progressions and good old tricks derived from other bands...but this is where mind stops working. If your heart turns on, then any word about EF's (or YNDI HALDA's, or JOHNNYTWENTYTHREE's, you continue!) manner or style is meaningless: you either love this music or hate it. I've found myself somewhere in between: good stuff, but heard many times before; must work on me, but it doesn't; recommended, but beware.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Thanks to chamberry for the artist addition. and to NotAProghead for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.06 seconds