Walk­ing on air

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Listings - TONY CLAY­TON-LEA

EFTERK­LANG But­ton Fac­tory, Dublin Sat 7.30pm 117 01-6709202; Cyprus Av­enue, Cork Sun 9pm 117.50 021-4276165 It has been said of this Dan­ish five-piece’s most re­cent album, Pa­rades, that its orig­i­nal­ity in­di­cates not so much a gi­ant step for­ward as a new tem­plate. Pa­rades, peo­ple have said, is the band’s Dark Side of the Moon, their OK Com­puter. Such weighty com­par­isons don’t seem to have rat­tled Efterk­lang, nor does the fact that the home mu­sic crit­ics nom­i­nated the act for Best Band, Best Album and Com­posers of the Year in 2007’s Dan­ish Mu­sic Awards. Ber­hind the rock crit hy­per­bole (bless me Fa­ther, for I have sinned . . .) is a band that eas­ily es­capes the strait-jack­et­ing of such praise. Put sim­ply, this is gor­geous mu­sic. Please note that for th­ese shows, Efterk­lang will per­form as an eight-piece.

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