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Klingra

About … eftir

The risks and radicalism of quiet music prove to be a rich seedbed for Faroe Islands collective
Klingra. Spawned from the band Afenginn in 2020, Klingra – the name refers to something circular
– start from a point where all extraneous matter seems to have been pared away, leaving room for
the members to explore and experiment with elemental and emotive currents of atmospheric pop
and classical influences. On their debut album, …eftir (translated: after), Klingra project a
precarious sense of immersive drama that compels: the closer you listen, the more their subtleties
resonate.

The bandmates’ collaborative previous helps to facilitate an ego-free chemistry, where much of the
action happens between the notes. Kim Rafael Nyberg (keys, piano, vocals), Dánjal á Neystabø
(piano, keys, vocals), Maggie Björklund (pedal-steel guitar), Mikael Blak (bass, electronics), Heðin
Ziska Davidsen (electronics, guitar), Knut Finsrud (drums, percussion) and Roma Komar (sound,
trumpet) all truly listen to one another, forging sound-worlds of a deeply attentive intensity.

For Dánjal, the album has profound personal resonances. Exploring his late grandfather’s
experiences as a fisherman, …eftir touches on the tragic deaths of 14 Faroese fishermen by the west
coast of Greenland in 1956. An emotional arc from loss to a kind of “thankfulness” unfurls across
two fluent, fully felt long-form pieces, navigating moods with a sensitive poise. Whispered readings
of poetic lyrics share space with moving recordings of Dánjal’s grandfather. When the crescendos
arrive, Klingra scale them with a deceptive ease, never straining for effect.

The result is a wide-open invitation to listeners to think and feel, encouraged by Klingra’s powers of
evocation. In concert, audience reactions have testified to that power. “The response has been very
strong,” says Kim. “Many have mentioned being moved to tears, others that they felt like closing
their eyes and going into an inner space, others again that it put them in a state of remembering
things and emotions from the past.” More such reactions will, surely, follow for this most
transporting of bands.

Tracklist:

  1. Í fyrstuni var tøgn. Í kuldanum, trøllslig ró
  2. Úr dropanum eitt minni, sum endurspeglast í øllum
  3. Í fyrstuni
  4. Trøllslig ró
  5. Í dropanum
  6. Eitt minni
  7. Ein endurspegling

Released on the following formats:
CD, LP and digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out by using this link: https://bfan.link/eftir-1′

Financially supported by Mentanargrunnur Landsins, Koda kultur, Gramex and DMF