This is the second album by Anna von Hausswolff, following her debut, Singing from the grave from 2010. On the debut her main instrument was piano, for this released she has changed it to church organ! Specifically the organ in Annedalskyrkan, the same place that launched her career in 2009 during her performance at the Way Out West festival.
A church organ is a beast of an instrument, and Anna is the beauty controlling the beast. The album is very powerful, beautiful and cinematic. The church organ works very well as the foundation for her sad and beautiful pop songs.
Immediate favorites are Mountains crave and Liturgy of light. This is a very cool album and Annahas created a universe of her own where there is no genres or sound defining her art. Its just really powerful and beautiful music that demands attention. I really look forward to see her live at theMusic and Arts festival in Stockholm on August 5th.