ALBUM REVIEW: Anna Von Hausswolff – All Thoughts Fly | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 25.09.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

The starting point for Anna Von Hausswolff‘s latest project was Sacro Bosco, a garden of grotesque mythological sculptures and overgrown buildings commissioned in the 16th Century by Italian condottiero and arts patron Pier Francesco Orsini while grieving his deceased wife. A solo instrumental piece, it was performed entirely via pipe organ; a colossal instrument whose unique tuning temperament brings both life and nuance to a surrealist Gothic soundscape.

At its most electrifying, All Thoughts Fly recalls such exceptional score work as Hildur Guðnadóttir’s Chernobyl and Bobby Krlic’s Midsommar, though so vivid is its imagery that backing visuals never feel absent. Indeed, even shorn of backstory, this is a record which embodies exploration; the sound of a liberated artist offering amble scope in which listeners’ minds may wander.

 

 

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