- Released: 2020
- Origin: Gothenburg, Sweden
- Label: Southern Lord
- Best Track: Persefone
Something a little different now, with the new album from Swedish neoclassical darkwave composer Anna n Hausswolff.
It’s her fifth album, but my first experience of her music – and it’s a rewarding one. With lament of the pipe organ as its backbone, All Thoughts Fly is a deeply atmospheric acousting album that would sound more at home in a cathedral than a recording studio.
With its mournful drone, it feels a Nordic album, conjuring up memories of Sigur Ros’s brilliant () in parts. It’s albums like this where I regret always insisting on choosing a best track for each album, as it’s not meant for skipping and it’s more accurate to say there are attention-grabbing “parts” or “moments”. Saying that, I do love the slow-paced probe of ‘Persefone’ and the hypnotic swirling of the title track.
Interesting and worthwhile, whether you give it your full attention of just have it on in the background.