Liima’s second album, ‘1982’ (co-produced with Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor), provides a masterclass in pushing beyond one’s established comfort zones. The three Danes: Rasmus, Casper, Mads – who remain the key components of Efterklang – and Finnish drummer Tatu wrote the songs during residencies in London, Copenhagen, Viseu (Portugal) as well as Berlin – and finally recorded the album with Chris in Porvoo (Finland).
‘1982’ finds Liima – musically and lyrically – exploring themes that shaped their youth. Here, amidst the contemplation and questioning, the musicians stake their claim firmly to both their new band and their new sound. For a band originally founded upon enthusiastic acts of spontaneity, ‘1982’ represents a huge, sophisticated leap forward. The decision to form Liima may have been as bold and radical as their new sound, but the consequences speak for themselves.
‘1982’ from the new album to listen here
Photography : Rasmus Weng Karlsen