There were no people in the town, just crumbling evidence of former occupants and their lives. The trio began exploring the abandoned warehouses, playgrounds, residences and courtyards, banging on corrugated metal siding, lamps and fuel tanks. I think that was the most important [thing] about it. Most of the sound Efterklang recorded in Piramida had to be treated in some way once the musicians returned home to Berlin — taken apart and reassembled. Like the town it was named for, the album is an artifact of a place and a moment, once creative and thriving, now frozen in time. Dogs and cats and rivers and nice woods and of course all their family that they’re missing,” he says. Use the HTML below.

The Oscar nominee reflects on his memorable appearance on ” Game of Thrones ,” and teases his Star Wars role. Hide caption Piramida, shot from above. The ghost town, once an active Russian mining settlement, is on the island of Spitsbergen, in the archipelago of Svalbard, which is controlled by Norway. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! As well as its name: Hide caption The spike-covered fuel tank that the band taught itself to play. The Record The Danish band Efterklang literally went to the ends of the earth — an arctic island miles north of mainland Europe, to be exact — to make its album Piramida. More than a decade after the mining company packed up and left, Bjerck returned to write a book about the town called Persistent Memories:

When he first visited Piramida almost 20 years ago, it was still an active mining town with close to inhabitants. He crawled into pipes and sang, his clear tenor multiplying into a ghostly choir as it bounced off metal walls. Grant’s “Game of Thrones” Experience. The Ghost of Efterlkang 7. The sound can be heard in the opening of the song “Dreams Today. Hide caption Piramida, shot from above.


Kaunas International Film Festival For “Sedna,” a hymnlike piramixa on the album, Brauer started with a recording he made after climbing atop an enormous, empty fuel tank: When you listen to the album, sounds like the manufactured “organ” on “Sedna” can fade into the dense fabric of the music.

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Not Rated 1h 5min Documentary 1 November Denmark. Hide caption The abandoned gymnasium. A fuel tank, half full of water and covered in spikes — to movei insulation that had long since rotted away — turned into a giant percussive instrument once the band discovered that each spike had a distinct tone.

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But most of the instruments the band found weren’t designed with music in mind. Stolberg calls the album “an abstraction. Full Cast and Crew. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Heard on Morning Edition.

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Some recordings made it onto the final album nearly untouched, such as the spiky fuel efterklzng played on Piramida ‘s opening track, “Hollow Mountain.

The thousands of miles between their adopted home of Berlin and an abandoned mining town halfway between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole might seem like a drastic length to travel, but the band members were inspired. I think I was one of the last ones that was actually swimming in the heated pool,” Bjerck says.


Hein Bjerck has felt that same piraimda of inspiration. The Oscar nominee reflects on his memorable appearance on ” Game of Thrones ,” and teases his Star Wars role.

Piramida promised the cleanest slate imaginable. Raw sounds became finished songs. They had a metropolitan mindset and dressed in furs rather than Gore-Tex. After docking in Piramida, there was nothing to do but wander, collect sounds and worry about the polar bears, one of three land mammals native to the island.

A recording of the tank opens Piramida’ s first song, “Hollow Mountain. One of the reasons for taking the trip, Stolberg says, was hearing that the world’s northernmost grand piano sits in the town’s empty concert hall.

Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. For musicians obsessed with sound, Piramida offered unimaginable opportunities: The Ghost of Piramida Piramida, a former Russian coal mining settlement abandoned by the state-held company that ran it in By cutting and looping a tiny portion of eftermlang decay, Brauer was omvie to make a sustained note with “a little movement in the sound.

Edit Storyline Efterklang goes to an old Russian mining town, Piramida, to get inspired for their new album.