I'm excited to announce that Afenginn has finished recording our seventh album called Klingra!
We are now reaching out to the community to help us finance the final steps of production.
But first let me tell you a bit about the album...
Klingra (circle in Faroese) is one of my more delicate and introspective pieces that leans one degree further into the neo-classical realm. I've been working with the theme of circles/cycles to inspire both the way the music is composed and the story within the poetry. The music is composed by using cyclical patterns of unequal size that I imagine like gears in a clock. At points the parallel themes intersect creating dissonance or lifting consonance. I think the overarching experience is contemplative and melancholic, with a light always just there on the horizon.
Another special detail about this album is that I've been composing with vinyl cutting methods in mind. There will be two different introductions pressed into parallel grooves on the A side of the vinyl, which means that there are two different openings to the music depending on where the needle begins on the circle. Then the B side ends with a closed loop that musically brings one back to the start of the album. ooh, ooh, ooh, we are really excited to get these pressed.
A strong inspiration for this album has been The Faroe Islands. Since the beginning of Afenginn's history we've had a special connection to the place - both the unique landscape and the community that we've become close with. On this album we have had the great pleasure of recording with some of our favorite Faroese musicians - Dánjal á Neystabø and Teitur on pianos, Mikael Blak on bass and Ólavur Jákupsson on vocals. Also on the album are the amazing Knut Finsrud and Ulrik Brohuus on drums, Niels Skovmand on violin, Maggie Bjorklund on pedal-steel guitar, Jakob Johansen on trombone and The Danish String Quartet.
If you are already a fan of Afenginn then I think you will be quite pleased by this new music. If Afenginn is new to you then I encourage you to check out the links below.
So we have received a generous contribution from the Danish Arts Council. Thank you! However, we are still missing some funds to complete the final steps of production. These include mastering, album art work design and layout, printing, and publicity about the album release. If you would like to help launch this music into the world the easiest way can be to pre-order the album. But check out our other offers too!
Thank you thank you for your support!
Hope to meet you at one of our performances soon.
Live at Roskilde Festival 2017
Live at Alice Copenhagen 2018
The previous album OPUS
25. Jan: Reinsaríið, Tórshavn (FO)
26. Jan: Mentanarhúsið, Fuglafjordur (FO)
2. Feb: Folk & Fæstival, Esbjerg (DK)
8. Mar: Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy (VIC, AUS)
9. Mar: Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy (VIC, AUS)
10. Mar: Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy (VIC, AUS)
11. Mar: Red Rock Regional Theatre, Cororooke (VIC, AUS)
12. Mar: The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne (VIC, AUS)
13. Mar: Ainsley and Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra (UCT, AUS)
14. Mar: Camelot Lounge, Sydney (NSW, AUS)
15. Mar: Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba (NSW, AUS)
16. Mar: Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba (NSW, AUS)
17. Mar: Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba (NSW, AUS)
22. Mar: Herbst Theatre, San Francisco (CA, USA)
23. Mar: St Ignacius Church, San Francisco (CA, USA)
25. Mar: Cate School, Carpinteria (CA, USA)
26. Mar: Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, Los Angeles (CA, USA)
28. Mar: Pasadena Presbyterian Chruch, Los Angeles (CA, USA)
6. Apr: Holmens Kirke, Copenhagen (DK)
11. Apr: Hotel Cecil, Copenhagen (DK) - release concert!!
12. Apr: Tøjhuset, Fredericia (DK)
13. Apr: TBA, Aarhus (DK)
25. Apr: TBA, Gdansk (PL)
26. Apr: TBA, Warsaw (PL)
1. May: Dreikönigskirche, Dresden (DE)
2. May: Maschinenhaus, Berlin (DE)
3. May: Bunker Ulmenwall, Bielefeld (DE)
4. May: UT Connewitz , Leipzig (DE)
5. May: Brotfabrik, Frankfurt (DE)
Based in Denmark, Afenginn is at the forefront of expanding the musical language of Scandinavia. 15 years, 6 albums, and 10 awards later, Afenginn continues to surprise and excite audiences with fresh approaches to composition while creating a deeply compassionate narrative on the nordic experience, our relationship to the natural environment, and the nature of human systems, in all their elegance and brutality.
The previous Afenginn album, OPUS is a chamber pop symphony in four movements, each with its own distinct color and mood, from dreamy to sweeping. With an ensemble of violin, mandolin, clarinet, marimba, cello, and drums, all subtly contorted by electronic effects, Nyberg ties together his far-flung influences of nordic folk, contemporary classical, and post-rock music with ingenuity and grace, creating a fiercely imaginative piece. Primarily instrumental, each movement of OPUS pivots around several near-apocalyptic texts sung by Ólavur Jákupsson and written in an invented language playfully based on Latin by Nyberg's childhood friend in Finland.
Risks and challenges
We have a great team of collaborators working on this project including the vinyl cutters and printers, graphic designer, label, distributors, and press agents all ready to do their part of bringing this music out into the world. The biggest challenge at this moment is raising enough funds to cover the costs of each step.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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