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Anna von Hausswolff’s ‘The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra’ is Haunting and Amazing

Gothenburg-based artist Anna von Hausswolff will release her fourth LP Dead Magic on March 2nd via the City Sland imprint. Setting the tone of what’s to come, she has unveiled her new single ‘The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra’. Hitting with post-apocalyptic and haunting sonics, von Hausswolff’s in your face vocal delivery is instantly commanding and chilling in the same breath. ‘The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra’ is quite the treat.

In a press statement regarding the new work, Anna von Hausswolff wrote:

“Dear listeners.
This is the first track from my new album, Dead Magic!

Me, my band and Randall Dunn spent 9 days in Copenhagen recording this record. The great pipe organ you’re hearing is a 20th century instrument located in Marmor Kirken, “The Marble Church”, Copenhagen.

Here is a poem for you by the Swedish writer Walter Ljungquist (1900-1974):

“Take the fate of a human being, a thin pathetic line that contours and encircles an infinite and unknown silence. It is in this very silence, in an only imagined and unknown centre, that legends are born. Alas! That is why there are no legends in our time. Our time is a time deprived of silence and secrets; in their absence no legends can grow.”

Please enjoy the music.
Yours sincerely,
Anna von Hausswolff”

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