Anna von Hausswolff - Come wander with me

ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF

The Miraculous
Release:
13.11.2015
Label:
CITY SLANG
Format:
CD
Article No.:
SLANG50087
EAN Code:
4250506812997
Format:
LP
Article No.:
SLANG50087LP
EAN Code:
4250506813000
When Swedish singer/musician Anna von Hausswolff was young, her 
parents used to tell her stories about a place the family loved to visit. The 
location is seeped in a complicated history: a home, for example, to 
Sweden’s traditional folk music, it’s an area of outstanding natural beauty, 
but once provided the backdrop for a momentous uprising against the 
country’s king during which thousands of peasants were slaughtered, 
leaving its landscapes bathed in blood. It became, to her, a place of 
mystery, magic and terror, and, though she won’t say where it is, she still 
returns repeatedly, if sometimes only in her imagination. She calls the place 
Miraculous.

Much of the music on The Miraculous draws from these stories and images 
while making excessive use of the Acusticum Pipe Organ in Piteå, Northern
Sweden, whose colossal sound – with nine thousand pipes, it’s one of the 
biggest of its kind in the country – swells heroically throughout the album. 
Inaugurated in 2012, and designed by Gerard Woehl, it lends the record a 
unique edge, enabling moments of true drama and supplying the brooding 
drones and dreamy soundscapes that provide the album’s foundations.
Anna von Hausswolff has spent the majority of time since the release of 
her last album “CEREMONY” touring the world and playing special shows in 
very special settings such as the Lincoln Cathedral, in England’s East 
Midlands or the Town Hall during the Sydney Festival as well as headline 
tours, including China, and opening for bands such as Efterklang. She also 
recently lend vocals to the Royal Swedish Opera House’s ballet of A 
Midsummer Night’s Dream.