ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF - The Liberation Strike

08. March 2018

ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF - The Liberation Strike

Anna von Hausswolff is one of Scandinavia's most unconventional songwriters. Her instrument is the church organ, the sacred instrument forms the anchor between delicate and brute spheres. On her fourth album "Dead Magic" the Swede also uses her clear soprano more expressively than before. Some songs literally explode: They reflect a time when Hausswolff was faced with total exhaustion.

When Anna von Hausswolff receives journalists in the office of her Berlin record company, they meet a very friendly person who speaks in thoughtful, printable sentences. With fine long hair, porcelain ink and a black wool stole around her shoulders, she looks as if she had escaped a bourgeois tragedy of Strindberg or Ibsen. The 31-year-old looks at the plate cover that has just arrived from the print. "It should be blacker," she judges after inspecting the cover, which shows a mummy-like face in red and black. Abysmal. Welcome to the world of Anna von Hausswolff!

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