Artist: Slaraffenland

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Updated tourdates for Danish act Slaraffenland:

09/15 - Musikcafeen, Aarhus (DK)
09/25 - Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
09/26 - Flying M Coffeegarage, Nampa, ID
09/30 - Knitting Factory, Hollywood, CA
10/01 - Ché Café, San Diego, CA
10/04 - M-Shop, Ames, IA
10/06 - South Union Arts, Chicago, IL
10/07 - JR's Lightbulb Club, Fayetteville, AR
10/08 - Mohawk, Austin, TX
10/10 - 11:11 Teahouse, Atlanta, GA
10/11 - Rock and Roll Hotel (DAM! Festival), Washington, DC
10/13 - Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
10/14 - Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD
10/15 - The Fire, Philadelphia, PA
10/16 - P.A.'s Lounge, Somerville, MA
10/18 - tba (CMJ), New York, NY
10/19 - Mo Pitkin's (CMJ), New York, NY
10/20 - tba (CMJ), New York, NY
10/25 - UKA Festival, Trondheim (NOR)
11/08 - Forgradndingen, Albertslund (DK)
11/09 - Bygningen, Vejle (DK)
11/10 - Voxhall, Aarhus (DK)
11/15 - Vega, Copenhagen (DK)
11/16 - Studenterhuset, Odense (DK)
11/17 - Studenterhuset, Aalborg (DK)
12/02 - Palace, Brussels (BEL)

Festival report: Roskilde

Private cinema


"Private cinema" from Denmark's Slaraffenland is a very smart record, as accessible as it is 'avant-garde'. There is a fair amount of experimentation, but Slaraffenland take many opportunities to find buried melodies and beauty even in the less conventional tracts of noise, their more exploratory segments, or moments of near-free form jazz. Stand out tracks like "Paranoid polaroids", "Watch out", and the magnificent closer "How far would you go" incorporate the strongest elements of the group, creating brilliant pieces that build and build, ending too soon, even as a few pass the five-minute marker. The only track on the record I could have done without is the completely unnecessary "Groen"; less of a song really than two minutes of bizarre noises, not 'noise' in the sense of the oft-misunderstood genre (which, ironically, the counterpart song "Roed" explores), just clamor with no direction whatsoever. Despite this minor failing, "Private cinema" has quickly become one of my favorite records - artier than the Arcade Fire, while still reachable and understandable in ways that some members of this experimental genre are not.
- Lars Garvey Laing-Peterson

PopMatters reviews Slaraffenland:

The Silent Ballet reviews Danish act Slaraffenland and their new record "Private cinema":

Pitchfork reviews Danish post-rockers Slaraffenland:

Pitchfork on Danish post-rock/electronica artists Slaraffenland:

Slaraffenland's new album "Private cinema" is confirmed for a May 14 release in Europe, May 15 everywhere else. The label Rumraket covers Scandinavia, GAS and Benelux with Hometapes taking care of the rest of the world. Look for the band to play at SXSW this year too.

Geiger is reporting that Danish experimental act Slaraffenland has signed with US label Hometapes.