Efterklang have just announced an exciting new radio station concept that they have created and curated, called ‘The Lake.’ I’ve been listening non-stop and will also soon have a mix of my own floating around in its murky depths. Read their official announcement below:
“I don’t wish to get in your pants
Instead, I wish to be your pants.”
If you want to hear Peter Broderick recite these lines of his above; or a Bertolt Brecht hörspiel followed by a conversation with Nils Frahm’s piano. Or Andy Warhol on the phone superceded by Burmese street kids singing from the back of a pick-up truck and the voices of a Haitian voodoo ceremony – then come to The Lake.
Broadcasting from Copenhagen to the world, The Lake is on air 24 hours daily at www.thelakeradio.com. The new radio platform is initiated, driven and curated by Kasper Vang (artist), Jan Høgh Stricker (radio journalist) together with Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg from the band Efterklang (4AD, Rumraket).
The Lake aims to be the anti-thesis of commercial radio. Its function is to serve as a platform for experimental and inspiring music, sounds and radioart, without playlists, boundaries or limitations. The carefully curated library spans all decades of recorded audio, crossing geographical borders, languages and genres.
No one knows what The Lake will play next. Randomized playback will make it a unique experience for listeners who can hear everything from the forgotten and underrated to ground-breaking, rare and new pieces.