Part 2 in a series about In A Dream‘s music.
I found Efterklang while searching online for ambient music about three years ago and after putting their music in the film I knew right away it would have to stay. In fact, the scene in which Kloy Gyn appears is still my producer Jeremy’s favorite in the whole film.
Last summer, I had a chance to use another song of theirs called Bright in a short film I cut called Wait For Me directed by In A Dream‘s Executive Producer Ross Kauffman. The film was shown in the centerpiece slot of last year’s New York Film Festival and it is devastating.
Efterklang agreed to let us use Bright if we agreed to make a music video for their new album. We didn’t have time or money to shoot anything, so we decided to put a video together using outtakes from In A Dream. That music video—for Cutting Ice To Snow—is a testament to Erik Messerschmidt’s beautiful cinematography, so much of which was left out of the finished film.
As it turns out, Efterklang and Herzliya Films are a pretty good combination. In a way, Efterklang and many of the bands in this movie have become a part of me. Over the past three years, the music I listen to has become inseparable from the editing work that I do. And since I edit often with the music of Efterklang, they have in turn become a soundtrack for my day to day, which is wonderful since their music is so good. My only fear now is that one day someone will ask me to edit a movie to John Mayer songs.
Efterklang are on a North American tour as we speak. You can see them in Philadelphia on Friday and in New York on Saturday.
P.S. at the Sheffield Doc/Fest last November we had a chance to link up with the good people at The Leaf Label and Woodwork Music who represent both Efterklang and Colleen (as well as other amazing bands like A Hawk and a Hacksaw). They loved the film and we love them.