All Thoughts Fly

Anna von Hausswolff - All Thoughts Fly
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #378 / 794
User Score
Based on 278 ratings
2020 Ratings: #299
Liked by 16 people
September 25, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Southern Lord / Label
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She offers a kind of musical authority that is only fully realized by openly acknowledging and submitting to one's own vulnerability.

Spectrum Culture

In a year overrun with countless horrors and innumerable cultural, social, political, and personal setbacks and pitfalls, All Thoughts Fly takes Orsini’s artistic expression of grief and imbues it with an unparalleled sense of beauty.


Without Von Hausswolff's astringent vocals, this solo instrumental album feels lighter on gates-of-doom atmosphere than previous work, but even so, whispers and echoes start to bounce off this record's walls, promising revelation at every turn.


All Thoughts Fly is undoubtedly a peculiar album, but absolutely one well worth investigation.


Von Hausswolff uses the organ’s full expressive range, exploring new sides of the instrument on each song without ever disrupting All Thoughts Fly’s essential solemnity.

Metal Hammer

It’s a charming and utterly enveloping release, and one worth setting aside some time to get lost within.

The Needle Drop

Anna von Hausswolff flexes her skills and imagination as an organist on All Thoughts Fly.

Dramatic organ elegies from Swedish singer-composer.
Fragile Angels Frail From Afar (or, Operatic Junction)

Church organ aflame, Anna Von Hausswolff is back with an astonishingly harrowing piece. A distinction known to all who have heard, Hausswolff is capable of moving the listener to different mysterious lands, and on “All Thoughts Fly”, you’re instantly teleported.

You’re plopped down into this misty, deserted marsh in the middle of nowhere. The air is hazy, and you can only see as far as your hands in front of you. ... read more
After meeting the magnificent Dead Magic, I was super curious about Anna's other works. While the melodies can be so delicate, they convey a feeling of fear of the unknown, and this combination makes her an even more special artist, especially in the time of completely commercial songs in which we live today. Listening to anything from Anna becomes an experience.
After seeing that she had announced a new album for 2020, I was very excited, and here we are; All Thoughts Fly, an ambitious work, ... read more
To release a church organ album that never once sounds hymnal is something close to genius in itself.
Haha organ go brr
The album cover is secretly a snapshot of the face of your average redditer.

Anyways, I may get how this maybe boring for some, but I personally liked this album. Listening to this was just so sublime, The textures on this album are just so incredibly crisp and eerie, giving this such a transcendental experience.

Little repetitive, and having no vocals may be disappointing for some, but still check it out, I think it’s an album worth listening to
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Track List

  1. Theatre of Nature
  2. Dolore di Orsini
  3. Sacro Bosco
  4. Persefone
  5. Entering
  6. All Thoughts Fly
  7. Outside the Gate (For Bruna)
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Added on: July 28, 2020