A magical evening with Anna Von Hausswolff
To begin with, I just want to tell all inhabitants of the city who were not here that whatever you did was wrong choice! Salon Saga was barely half, but we who were here got to experience something completely magical. Anna Von Hausswolff with band takes us on an equally beautiful as powerful journey. The concert is largely based on her new album “Ceremony” Several of the songs are made up of fairly long dark soundscapes with church organ at the bottom, then filled it in with the e-bowgitarrer, circular paths and a drummer who does a lot more than just keeping pace, he involved in soundscaping very much. I enjoy every minute, it feels so good with artists who dare to go the whole hog little and experiment even live, not only choose the easiest path. The contrast between Anna’s vocals and the heavy closest droneiga instrumental parts means that it never gets boring.
I sit and try to think of what to compare with something, but it’s hard, but I try, imagine the Earth (around phase 3) would have Stephen R. Smith on guest guitar, play some heavy 70’s prog rock with vocals by Kate Bush (I’ve read that Anna does not want to be compared to, but I do not think there is anyone else singer who can be compared with). We are also on offer some quieter songs, where Anna plays acoustic guitar.
Towards the end as she plays “Sleep” is one of my favorite songs from the new album and it is so incredibly beautiful, all of it, the music, the lights, backdrop film with the moon being drowned in smoke and red lights, it feels like to sleep and dream something nice!
Must give the band a tribute to their ability to build these fantastic soundscapes and it’s really dynamic, from dreamy ambient guitar parts to the regular post-rock crescendos.
After the concert, I bought Ceremony on vinyl and was also signed by the entire band. Fun for a vinyl nerd like me. Anna shows how nice the cover is on the inside!