Anna von Hausswolff: "The Truth, The Glow, The Fall (Live)"

Photo Credit: Gianluca Grasselli
The timing almost seems deliberate.

Earlier today I was immersing myself in Sunn O)))'s recent live release, Metta, Benevolence BBC 6Music : Live on the Invitation of Mary Anne Hobbs, (Fanboy note: I have a transparent blue edition pre-ordered), which features the vocal talents of Anna von Hausswolff. And then it was announced that von Hausswolff is also releasing a live album, Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (2018), which is scheduled to release January 14th, 2022 via Southern Lord. 

I've listened to "The Truth, The Glow, The Fall (Live)" maybe five times this afternoon. Culled from von Hausswolff's 2018 release, Dead Magic, in spite of how I interpret this track, it sounds triumphant in this live setting, the pipe organ's long association with religious ceremony enhancing the scale of this project. I'm sure this performance was an absolute treat to witness.

That said, it's thankfully been captured on wax for all to enjoy. In the meantime, check out "The Truth, The Glow, The Fall (Live)" and I'd recommend sampling last year's All Thoughts Fly.



All info come courtesy of Rarely Unable.

ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF ANNOUNCES LIVE AT MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL

ARRIVING ON 14TH JANUARY 2022 VIA SOUTHERN LORD ON CD/DL FORMAT

LP TO BE RELEASED VIA SOUTHERN LORD IN NORTH AMERICA AND VIA POMPERIPOSSA RECORDS IN EUROPE ON 13TH MAY 2022

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WATCH/LISTEN TO "THE TRUTH THE GLOW THE FALL (LIVE)"

Anybody who has witnessed a live performance of Anna von Hausswolff and band can attest to the extraordinary and commanding nature of the experience. The distinctive music, as captured across five full-length albums, comes to life, shifting from hypnotic and mantra-like moods to thunderous drama, dissonance and cacophony. The musicians master playful dynamics and wield immense power.

Following the release of her solo pipe organ album, All Thoughts Fly and an accompanying sell-out European tour (Nov/Dec 2021), this January, Southern Lord are releasing Anna von Hausswolff, Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (2018).

Across six pieces, Anna von Hausswolff performs sensational renditions of fan-favourites from the two beloved albums; The Miraculous and Dead Magic, with the backing of a full band including additional vocals from her sister / cinematographer Maria von Hausswolff - full credits below.

The infamous Montreux Jazz Festival is one of the largest annual jazz festivals, now operating for over 50 years. About the experience Anna von Hausswolff remarks,
"In the beginning of 2013 I was texting back and forth with my friend Albin Oskarsson. He wanted me to come and play at a jazz festival that he was living nearby, it was Montreux Jazz Festival. At that point I was still quite unknown outside Sweden and regardless of my friend’s many attempts to contact the festival they never returned to him with an offer. I gave up the idea, he did not. Later that same year he unexpectedly died and a few years later, in 2017, an email popped up in my inbox, it was a request to open for Nick Cave and the bad seeds at the Montreux jazz festival. The tragedy that Albin was still not around to share the excitement with me gave me sorrow.

But, through the magic of music comfort came. The show was an emotional turmoil of ecstasy and grief, shared with an incredible audience and atmosphere. And, eventually, I could see his face in the venue, floating above all others, smiling and waving towards me. I’m so happy to have been given this moment and I’m beyond grateful to Montreux Jazz Festival, John Harris and Mathieu Jaton who so beautifully recorded this special concert that I will keep close to my heart forever and ever."
Live at Montreux Jazz Festival was mixed on the “Queen Neve” desk, previously owned by Queen (thus the name ) and situated at the Mountain Studios in the casino of Montreux, now ­located at Svenska Grammofonstudion, Gothenburg - further capturing the magic.

Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (2018) track list:
1. The Truth The Glow The Fall (live)
2. Pomperipossa (live)
3. The Mysterious Vanishing Of Electra (live)
4. Ugly And Vengeful (live)
5. Kållans återuppståndelse (live)
6. Come Wander With Me Deliverance (live)

Recorded at Montreux Jazz Festival in 2018, in Auditorium Stravinsky.

Performed by :
Anna von Hausswolff – vocals, organ, acoustic guitar, octatrack
Maria von Hausswolff – vocals
Filip Leyman – synth, percussion
Ulrik Ording – drums
Karl Vento – electric guitar
Joel Fabiansson – electric guitar
David Sabel – bass
Justin Grealy – sound engineer

Mixed by Filip Leyman and Anna von Hausswolff
Mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes
Illustrations by Zezeah / Zeynep Kis
Sleeve design by Magnus Andersson and Anna von Hausswolff
Special thanks to Montreux Jazz Festival, John Harris and Mathieu Jaton

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Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

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