hears Anna von Hausswolff sing, immediately
stops, listens and gets touched by her
magic. Her voice is that of total expression.
Sometimes it caresses you, sometimes
it roars up a storm; but it always finds
a very special place in your heart.
The voice perfectly combines total knowledge
with a wild and natural feeling, reality
Would you like to compare it with something
from real life? Immediately book a visit
to the most spectacular views that Mother
nature has to offer, the Angel falls
for example - or pay a visit to the
Choir of Angels in where Joan As A Police
Woman and Antony Hegarty is singing.
Beneath the voice; the arrangements.
The piano playing of Anna gives a dramatic
and melodic fundament to her voice,
the tones that rises from the wooden
coffin of the piano are bleeding; con-genially
ringing. Instrument and lyrics in harmony.
Everyone that gets the opportunity to
experience Anna turns out to be missionaries
for the good cause. Anna performed her
debut gig in the autumn of 2008. Since
then, the rumor has spread; being signaled
off the rooftops of Göteborg. One
show has been added to yet another show;
the connection between them all is Anna´s
total lack of inhibitions.
Whenever it is time for a concert, she
is likely to give everything. And more.
On August 14th, Anna performed - as
part of Way Out west - within the mighty
brick walls of the church of Annedal.
The large crowd was spellbound, and
the rumor spread faster than a forest
fire throughout Sweden. Sara Martinsson
interviewed Anna in P3Pop, Björn
Schagerström did the same in Groove.
GP Unsigned reviewed her MySpace, Tramsessions
caught her singing in a tramcar. A so
But still, everything that has already
been said is only the small introduction
to what soon is to come!
Everyone that listens to Anna von Hausswolff
wants to hear more in the very same
instant. In February 2010, the first
cd-ep of Anna will be released on the
eclectic Kning Disk label. This up-and-coming
release has yet to find a name, but
it is, of course, already the talk of
the town, and eagerly longed for. The
lucky few that already has had the chance
to listen in, is rambling about in a
haze of happiness of what Anna and producer
Henryk Lipp (Blue for two) has come
When the record is due, I am sure there
will be miles after miles of good press-media
written about Anna and her record, the
praising words of her art will overflow
the pages of the papers. Just as it
should be. There are but a handful artists
of today that invites to such a total
love. The simple explanation is that
her music is like that; it makes you
worship without second thoughts.
It makes writers like me totally forget
about sense and objectivity.
But, if you already have heard the music
of Anna, you know what I am talking
- Johan Jacobsson