Boomkat Product Review:
After 'Tripper' became Leaf's biggest selling debut album, it's no surprise that they've had a dig about and unearthed the bands self-released 2003 'Springer' EP. With only 500 original copies pressed, 'Springer' has become something of a eBay fixture, as the Danish multi-media mob gained popularity having seemingly snagged something in the music buying public's subconscious. Shot through by a firm understanding of modern classical, Efterklang open the EP with 'Kly Gyn' wherein digital shards underpin a bombastic, post(almost prog)-rock song that sounds like it has a full orchestra's worth of contributors. Based around Linda Drejer's vocal performance, 'Kloy Gyn' is like Sigur Ros to the power of 10 yet devoid of any cloying elfin overtones. Following straight on is 'Antitech' which, through it's opening dubby electronica, bears comparison with Oval before evolving into a vocal led song which could easily have graced early Faultline releases. Drejer surfaces again on the bucolic stomp of 'Bright' where the male/female duet brings to mind a less claustrophobic Black Box Recorder whilst the abstract noodlings of 'Filmosonic XL' allows them to purge some of their leftfield urges. Lovely.