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  • Audio CD (17 Jun 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: CITY SLANG
  • ASIN: B00C1LNJ6S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,983 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jan Schlösser on 29 Oct 2012
Format: Audio CD
`Ceremony' is the second album by Swedish pianist Anna von Hausswolff. Just like her debut album did in 2010, `Ceremony' reached rank number 5 in her home country's music charts. She's still a bit of an insider tip outside of Scandinavia, but luckily, her music keeps gathering the attention of more and more online magazines and blogs, so this could change in the near future. And hopefully it will, as she definitely deserves a larger audience.

Now to the actual music: on `Ceremony', Anna von Hausswolff manages to develop her own style - and very unique one. While it was easy to think of references to compare her work to when listening to her debut album `Singing from the Grave', I'm having a hard time to do so for this album. In fact, I can't think of any other artist whose music bears any more than a loose similarity to what Anna is doing here.

What does the music sound like then? Well, the biggest change compared to her debut is that Anna decided to replace her piano with a church organ for her new album. Simply put, one could say that she plays pop songs on the church organ. However, labeling her music just as pop would be an oversimplification. Because, listening to this album, I cannot help but suspect that while preparing her album, she was also listening to some of her father Carl Michael von Hausswolff's recordings, and let those recordings inspire her work on `Ceremony'. That is because said father, a well-known sound artist and composer, tends to use a lot of drones in his work (for example, listen to `800.000 seconds in Harar'). And in fact there are tons of drones on `Ceremony' as well. Just listen to `Deathbed'!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lowenhaus on 13 Jan 2014
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I remember standing in the corner of the Hoxton bar wondering how such a tiny blonde creature, almost obscured by the organ she was caressing, could generate so much intensity and passion when a voice, as clear and penetrating as a crystal knife, rose above the rapturous frenzy of the organ and sent the hairs on the back of my neck into overdrive. I don't know whether the disparate collection of people in the audience loved or hated what they were hearing, but I was in no doubt that everyone was suddenly aware that they were witnessing the emergence of an extraordinary and orginal talent.

Ceremony may be loosely labelled as a 'pop' or indie pop' album, but it's light years away from the mostly predictable, insipid genres of pop that emanates from our radios and televisions.

This is something very special indeed. Bold, original and extraordinarily powerful. There is a dark, funereal quality to the album, but running through everything there is also a sense of joy and defiance that finds no greater expression than in the magnificent, and strangely uplifting, Funeral for my Future Children or the tender, subdued counterpoint of the hauntingly beautiful Litany of Light.

Music for grown ups. A masterpiece. My album of the year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By james french on 10 Sep 2013
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It is unusual to hear someone grappling with a huge church organ in the 'pop' music field.Anna Von Hausswolff creates a beautiful album with this amazing instrument. You have to listen over and over but the rewards are high.
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By Loulou on 3 Nov 2013
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This is such a lovely album, a wonderful use of organ. It reverberates through you in a very deep and moving way.
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