Boomkat Product Review:
Returning with this limited edition thirty-minute mini LP, Efterklang certainly haven't downsized the scope of their music since their superb debut for Leaf, Tripper, won them acclaim from all conceivable avenues. Under Giant Trees is a seriously impressive production: grand in scale yet intimate in feel. The backwards violin and twitching piano of 'Hands Playing Butterfly' makes for a comparatively pared-down piece of music, a kind of interval piece between the highly sophisticated arrangements of 'Himmelbjerget' and the digitally manipulated string plucks of 'Towards The Bare Hill'. The album leaves you hungry for more with the gorgeous 'Jojo' a piece of music that for its first two minutes sounds like it could have been an offcut from Bjork's Vespertine album, its melancholic harp chords and electronic atmospherics eventually morphing into something far more symphonic yet still effortlessly emotive. Excellent.