Efterklang ‎– Parades

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Tracklist

Polygyne 6:58
Mirador 5:08
Him Poe Poe 2:21
Horseback Tenors 5:49
Mimeo 1:23
Frida Found A Friend 5:18
Maison De Réflexion 5:34
Blowing Lungs Like Bubbles 2:46
Caravan 4:59
Illuminant 4:33
Cutting Ice To Snow 4:13

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BAY 58CD Efterklang Parades(CD, Album) Leaf BAY 58CD UK 2007 Sell This Version
BAY 58V, RUM011V Efterklang Parades(2xLP, Album, Gat) Leaf, Rumraket BAY 58V, RUM011V UK 2007 Sell This Version
BAY 58V Efterklang Parades(2xLP, Album, TP) Leaf BAY 58V UK 2007 Sell This Version
rum011 Efterklang Parades(CD, Album) Rumraket rum011 Denmark 2007 Sell This Version
BAY 58CDP Efterklang Parades(CD, Album, Promo) Leaf BAY 58CDP UK 2007 Sell This Version
BAY 58V, RUM011V Efterklang Parades(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE + CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Leaf, Rumraket BAY 58V, RUM011V UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Efterklang Parades (Instrumentals)(CDr, Promo, RM) Woodwork Music none UK Unknown Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

March 17, 2009
referencing Parades, CD, Album, BAY 58CD

Symphonic post-rock, with carefully orchestrated vocals -- Efterklang's _Parades_ swells forth on a tsunami of sound. "Polygene," for example, has a cinematic scope to it, with layered vocals that build to a chorus. The military snare that rattles in "Mirador" get subsumed under a lovely haze of strings and horns. The chant on "Him Poe Poe" lends a fairy tale-like quality to its short running time; the same goes for the simple piano of "Mimeo." On many tracks, the voices of children add an angelic texture, a counterpoint to the more mature voices. "Blowing Lungs Like Bubbles," however, goes for a accordion-assisted dirge. And "Caravan" has the sharp and precise rhythms of a rock song. On the final track, "Cutting Ice to Snow," they take the languorous out, content to let guitars strum over a tinkling piano and a buzzing accordion before the vocals explode onto the scene. A surprisingly accomplished album.