the new movie by Ramón Salazar
10000 NOCHES EN NINGUNA PARTE
is now in cinemas.
Check the trailer and the exclusive interviews to the director and actress Najwa Nimri
for Neo2 Magazine by Vincent Urbani
Najwa Nimri by photographer Vincent Urbani
for Neo2 Magazine /Spain
make up: Marc Philguer
stylist: Ignazio Arizmendi
NOBODY / reportage
analog photography by Vincent Urbani
photographer: Vincent Urbani
model: Daniel Gorvat
studio: Lubeck99 /Madrid
spanish designer PEPA SALAZAR for Metal Magazine
La esencia de las prendas
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Efterklang for Schon! Magazine
@Teatro Larra Madrid /May 2013
Talking with Rasmus and Casper
Efterklang in Danish means “remembrance” or “reverberation” and this word perfectly define the this core three-piece band’s music.
A unique mix of indie folk, electronic and synthpop that Rasmus, Casper and Mads, performe with the addition of live band players when they are on tour.
1 . Let’s start talking about your new album Piramida. Why did you choose to visit this ghost town and to turn it into the title of your new work?
(Piramida is a Russian settlement and coal mining community on the archipelago of Svalbard, in Norway, that was closed in 1998 and has since remained largely abandoned with most of its infrastructure and buildings still in place)
We thought for a long time about the title of the new album, we were not sure we wanted to tell about our trip, cause we didn’t want to make a concept album, we preferred to keep it open.
Our idea was to go there just to be inspired and to get started, but then when the project came to an end we looked back to the songs and it made a lot of sense to tell this story and to name the album Piramida
2. How was the experience of the trip?
The trip was really intense. They were only 9 days, but full of inspiration. A lot of material came out of that experience.
It’s a place that provokes you to think about certain things like the concept of time or your own specific identity in your little world.
You realize how small you are in the bigger picture.
At first you get very scared, but then you become calm and you get used to the idea and it’s a really interesting process.
3. Are there other places you would like to visit and discover?
I had a very nice feeling when I visited the Red Woods in California. I was surrounded by these huge trees and I realized that they were older than Jesus.
I felt very insignificant, but in a nice way. I think you can really feel the wonder of life there.
4. Would you like to collaborate with any director, or actor in your next project?
It would be great to work with Jørgen Leth, the director of the Sixties masterpiece The Perfect Human, but I think it’s a little hard to work with him cause he’s a little special, he’s a real artist.
Lars Von Trier would be nice too, and there’s also a spanish guy, the director of our last video “Ghost” Victor Carrey, who hasn’t made a film yet, but I’m sure he will very soon.
5. Would you like to work with a particular singer or a band?
Oh yes, it would be nice to work with Prince. Some funky stuff you know.
I like him because he’s a male singer, but he can sing very high. I can’t reach his levels and it would be nice to mix our voices together.
6. What inspires you most?
The most inspiring thing is music.
We actually picture what we could sound like and it’s an inspiring thought process cause you can put so many things in there.
Music really edit itself, it’s incredible.
We are very lucky cause we are not typecast as a specific kind of band, so we feel so free to experiment.
We even like to put ourselves in different spaces and places and think:
What kind of music can we make in this hall? Or in this house?
Cause we think that music really belongs to a place, so it’s really important for us to find the right place because in this way we get the inspiration we need.
7. Talking about this issue, is being on tour inspiring for you?
It’s extremely inspiring.
We don’t sit down and make music while we are on tour, but when we come back home we are filled up with inputs and we start mixing them up.
8. What are the main differences between your previous albums and your last one?
I think the previous ones were a combination of different layers and in Piramida we gave more space to the individual instruments and used few layers.
Piramida is a little more focused, condensed and direct.
Live performances taught us to give people the opportunity to create their own space into our songs.
When we were younger, we just wanted to feel fine and make the craziest record, the most ambitious thing and that’s what we actually did in our first 3 albums.
They are very unique, but I think they are like a perfect sculpture. It’s beautiful to see, but hard to put on as a coat, you know what I mean?
So we tried to make something that people could use, it’s a social thing.
When you feel the need of making music of course you don’t think on anyone else,
but what we are doing now is trying not to overdo it, or make it too nice, cause when you do that you get a little too far from the listeners.
We want to create a “space” where people can enter with their own thoughts.
9. What are the future projects you’re working on?
At the moment many nice people are inviting us to do bigger and smaller projects.
From an opera to a tiny music collage. We are in contact with a lot of artists from the museums and the theatre and the film world.
Music is one thing, but it’s made by sounds and if you take those sounds you can use them in different spaces.
We want to make some tests and experiments now.
So we will focus on different collaborations, and then we will get back to the studio and make a new album.
pics + interview by Vincent Urbani