All Thoughts Fly

Anna von Hausswolff - All Thoughts Fly
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #354 / 821
User Score
Based on 324 ratings
2020 Ratings: #408
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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
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
musicOMH

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

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
Metal Hammer

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

70
The Needle Drop

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

60
Uncut
Dramatic organ elegies from Swedish singer-composer.
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

TreyLikesBands
60

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

Doofy
73

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

MikeOwen
85

I’m a church organist. Not a professional one, nor a particularly good one, but one nonetheless. I’m a Catholic so once I started the organ I was automatically enlisted (somehow that just happens), but even if you’re not religious you might just well end up getting roped in to playing at mass anyway. New organists are really appreciated, and I’m never short of masses to play at. The local priest has been really supportive, and I’ve always got access to somewhere to ... read more

Heinos
95

In this video essay I explore the themes and narrative of All Thoughts Fly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5-OrbF6iMg

A beautiful story told without words. Use art to break through pain.

nino21321312312
78

Theatre of Nature 7/10
Dolore di Orsini 8/10
Sacro Bosco 8/10
Persefonem 7/10
Entering 7/10
All Thoughts Fly 7.5/10
Outside the Gate (For Bruna) 8/10

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Added on: July 28, 2020