Live at Montreux Jazz Festival

Anna von Hausswolff - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival
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Her six distended readings stretch her bleak folkloric lyrics and dark instrumentation to the hilt.

This hour-long set captures the infernal power of this occasional Sunn O))) collaborator's live performances.

This ensemble performance from 2018 offers an ideal introduction to the Swedish songwriter’s work, showcasing her vocal virtuosity and gothic drama.

It's recent but I'm not afraid to say: It's definitely one of the best lives I've ever heard.
Anna went to another level with this performance. He chose a well-known repertoire, with 4 songs from the spectacular Dead Magic album, and another 2 from the magnificent The Miraculous.
Listening to the studio versions of these songs already moved me a lot, especially the Dead Magic album, which literally changed the way I listen to music. Anyway, the studio versions were already very interesting, and ... read more


It's been a while since I last sat down and listened to an Anna von Hausswolff record, but this new live album has reminded me what it was that made me love her work so much that I considered her one of the best artists of the 2010s. This is one of those occurrences where the live performances of the songs may arguably be better than the studio ones. And considering how incredible these songs already were, I think you can tell already that that isn't a small accomplishment. Her vocals are ... read more


This is my first time listening to Anna von Hauswolff after knowing about her music for a while now and the growing interest of "Neoclassical Darkwave" as a genre. I thought what a better place than any to start with her newly released live album comprised of songs from her two biggest projects.

This album blew past my expectations in every conceivable way, Anna's performance is visceral and simultaneously ethereal. From her writing to her singing, she has all the makings of a once ... read more

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Track List

  1. The Truth The Glow The Fall (live)
  2. Pomperipossa (live)
  3. The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (live)
  4. Ugly and Vengeful (live)
  5. Kållans återuppståndelse (live)
  6. Come Wander With Me Deliverance (live)
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Added on: December 3, 2021