Three years after Opus, Faroese/Danish band Afenginn (the post classical project of musician and composer Kim Rafael Nyberg) announced the release of a new album. Klingra is out on October 11th via Cargo Records and Tutl Records. “Ivin (The Doubt)” is the first excerpt.
According to the press release, With a sound palette of two pianos, a string quartet (The Danish String Quartet), pedal steel guitar, synth bass and two drummers supporting the haunting vocals of Ólavur Jákupsson (Yann Tiersen), Klingra’s eight tracks ﬂow one into the other, rippling with layers of ostinatos of unequal lengths, leading to a feeling of constantly being driven forward on an obscured path. The listener can be excited by both the mathematical design of the music as well as the raw emotional expression.
“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”, says Nyberg.