ANNA TERNHEIM - The Night Visitor

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Country | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Universal | Autor: SaS

The Swedish Anna Ternheim has already recorded four albums full of enchanting singer-songwriter-folk songs, which don't hurt anyone, but despite their melodious sound never seem banal. Also "The Night Visitor" lives from the beauty of Ternheim's voice and her backward, spartan arrangements. This time she even collaborated with scene greats like Bonnie 'Prince‛ Billy and Matt Sweeney. But unfortunately - especially in the first half of the album - it's a little too Country, which the tender Swedish girl doesn't really like to see. But the spooky "Bow Your Head" and "Walking Aimlessly", reminiscent of Bonnie "Prince" Billy, make up for a lot, because this is where Anna Ternheim can show off her strengths: She simply masters it grandiosely to create a goose bump atmosphere with only very few means. A little more folk, a little less Nashville sounds, and "The Night Visitor" would have been a great album.

Top track: Bow Your Head

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