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: Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg – who remain the key components of Efterklang – and Finish drummer Tatu Rönkkö wrote the songs during residencies in London, Copenhagen, Viseu (Portugal) as well as Berlin – and finally recorded the album with Chris in Porvoo (Finland).
In the year 1982, Time Magazine chose the first ever non-human "person of the year"; the Personal Computer. It's also the year that Clausen was born, with the other three band members born in the surrounding years. Though 1982 is not an album that tries to mimic the sounds of that year, it is an album borne of influences and circumstances that stem back to that point in time. It's an album that sees the band questioning the concept of identity and our place in time - as much an album of existential questioning and of looking forward as it is of nostalgia and reflection.
1982 finds Liima - musically and lyrically – exploring themes that shaped their youth while looking forward to a future in times that feel as uncertain as they ever might have been, and in which we all struggle to find our identity.