All Thoughts Fly

Anna von Hausswolff - All Thoughts Fly
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #383 / 871
User Score
Based on 389 ratings
2020 Rank: #394
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

She offers a kind of musical authority that is only fully realized by openly acknowledging and submitting to one's own vulnerability.

85
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.

80
musicOMH

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

80
Mojo

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.

80
Record Collector
Gothic and melodramatic, but also kaleidoscopic and illusory, this sonic enclosure is a moving tribute to the human spirit.
77
Pitchfork

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.

70
Under the Radar
She evokes a devastating and timeless sense of melancholy and loss, one that at times hangs so heavy it feels almost oppressive.
70
The Needle Drop

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

70
Metal Hammer

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

60
Uncut
Dramatic organ elegies from Swedish singer-composer.
Fjuan
80

Face reveal! 🥰🥰

Doofy
73

To release a church organ album that never once sounds hymnal is something close to genius in itself.

YuriDING
70

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

vulnicurq
100

i cannot believe she literally invented the organ pipe

72

There's a deep emotional wealth to the music on this album

Tpz_aoty
75

stumbled upon this around 2021 and holy this was the first time having heard organ music and it was just lovely

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Track List

1Theatre of Nature
6:00
80
2Dolore di Orsini
4:04
77
3Sacro Bosco
6:23
84
4Persefone
7:08
85
5Entering
2:10
78
6All Thoughts Fly
12:23
88
7Outside the Gate (For Bruna)
5:23
82
Total Length: 43 minutes

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Added on: July 28, 2020