The brand new nordic ensemble “Klingra” is ready with their debut album. “Klingra” means circle in Faroese, and in the band Klingra the center is The Faroe Islands. Still Klingra has a radius that reaches to most of the Nordic countries. The band consists of seven established musicians from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Latvia and The Faroe Islands. Although the band is new it consists of musicians with a lot of experience from bands and artists like Jack White, Savage Rose, Afenginn and Teitur
Debut album in early 2023
The new album is called “Eftir” and sets the scene by the west coast of Greenland in 1956, on the harbour Nordafar (short for Norway/Denmark/Faroe Islands). A fishing port where Faroese fishermen,who had been forced out of their local waters by German and English trawlers, went to try their luck. A tough life far from home.
On the album, the composers Nyberg and Neystabø, are using field recordings from one of these men recorded shortly before his passing many years later. Here the old Faroese fisherman, Neystabø’s late grandfather, affectively tells about an accident resulting in 14 deaths, where some died drowning and others froze to death.
The music balances on the dusky borderline between classical and popular music, with subtle electronic elements into something which could be described as “indie-classical”. The music has a distinctive Nordic tone and uses a broad palette of acoustical and electronic sounds.
“Eftir” is not an album of mourn nor grief, but of love, thankfulness and the admiration of a person who always put others first, and who will live on in memory forever.