Anna von Hausswolff

With her spell-binding fourth album, ‘Dead Magic’ set for release on March 2nd 2018 via City Slang, Anna von Hausswolff has shared second track ‘The Truth, The Glow, The Fall’ from the record.

‘Dead Magic’, Anna von Hausswolff’s fourth album, is five songs extending over 47 minutes and 20 seconds and was composed in the summer of 2016 in her hometown Gothenburg, Sweden, and recorded the following year in Copenhagen, Denmark. The majority of recordings were done on the 20th century organ at Copenhagen’s Marmorkirken, “the Marble Church”, one of the largest churches in Scandinavia, with a chapel inspired by the majestic St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

The album sees her joined by Karl Vento (guitar), Joel Fabiansson (guitar), Filip Leyman (synthesizers), Ulrik Ording (drums) and David Sabel (bass), with string arrangements on “The Truth, the Glow, the Fall” and “Källans Återuppståndelse” by Úlfur Hansson. The production of Dead Magic was entrusted to the multifaceted Randall Dunn, known for collaborating with iconic bands such as Sunn O))), Earth and Wolves in the Throne Room (whose recent album ‘Thrice Woven’ Anna contributed vocals to).

For the promotion of ‘Dead Magic’, the artist has chosen a poem by the Swedish writer Walter Ljungquist (1900-1974) as the only comment – a suggestion and nothing more, the rest of the magic will be left to the music.

“Take the fate of the 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.”

‘Dead Magic’ track list:
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 (05:19)
5. Källans återuppståndelse (7.26)

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