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Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
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Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic

Anna Von Hausswolff’s fourth album, Dead Magic, confirms her formidable reputation as the creator of a singular world, equal parts black magic and beauty. Its five solemn but never less than thrilling tracks extend over 47 uncompromising minutes full of heightened qualities, among them tension, grace and sorcery. With the stately sound of Copenhagen’s Marmorkirken church organ as its centrepiece, Dead Magic calls upon an unlikely array of influences and inspirations - including Yma Sumac, Sunn O))), Gyorgi Ligeti, Swans and Nils Frahm – for VON HAUSSWOLFF’s most intense collection to date.

The Gothenburg-based artist keeps her introduction to the record enigmatic as ever, stating simply:

“Dear listeners. 

Me, my band and Randall Dunn spent 9 days in Copenhagen recording this record. The great pipe organ you’re hearing is a 20th century instrument located in Marmor Kirken, "The Marble Church", Copenhagen.

Here is a poem for you by the Swedish writer Walter Ljungquist (1900-1974):

”Take the fate of a human being, a thin pathetic line that contours and encircles an infinite and unknown silence. It is in this very silence, in an only imagined and unknown centre, that legends are born. Alas! That is why there are no legends in our time. Our time is a time deprived of silence and secrets; in their absence no legends can grow."

Please enjoy the music.

Yours sincerely,

Anna von Hausswolff"

TRACK LISTING

1. The Truth, The Glow, The Fall (12:08)
2. The Mysterious Vanishing Of Electra (06:09)
3. Ugly And Vengeful (16:17)
4. The Marble Eye (5:19)
5. Källans återuppståndelse (07:26)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Artist:  Anna Von Hausswolff
Label:  City Slang
Condition:  New 
Genre:  Indie & Alternative

Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat Number:  SLANG50139LP
Released:  02 March 2018

Regular price £20.00