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IT ALL STARTS WITH ONE [CD]

Ane Brun Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (24 Oct 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Genepool Records
  • ASIN: B0058HDHB4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,500 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Do You Remember 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. What's Happening With You And Him 4:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Lifeline 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
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BBC Review

There has always been an element of darkness in Ane Brun's music. It may never be overbearing but it has been ever-present, nevertheless. On her fifth full-length release, It All Starts With One, things are no different, and we find a record as compact and focused as this Norwegian has ever produced. There can be little argument that it also represents her best, too.

The darkness is one which sits there, shoulder-to-shoulder with an equally inherent coldness. And it is this coldness which comes across in the physical distance between the album's component parts. It is almost as though many of the songs were recorded with instruments in different, distant corners of a spacious church hall, thus giving those mournful words a partner.

A noticeable change from 2008's Changing of the Seasons can be heard in the orchestral touches found throughout. Though the lyrics and Brun's voice form a firm base, these nuances take the record towards something much greater than its predecessor. The strings add depth to the arrangements, but it's the percussive embellishments which set the pace, being used to superb effect in the galloping One, and likewise in the painful lament The Light From One. They may be pushed to the margins of the mix, and diminutive in nature, but as well as establishing the tempo they are also tone-setters, reinforcing a range of expressed emotions.

Having released an entire record of duets six years ago, it is no surprise that they are plentiful here, too. Brun combines with José González for the dark, brooding and cinematic Worship – where restfulness somehow feels like a positive, perfectly matching the album's overall feel. That is directly followed by the most buoyant passage – one of very few – in Do You Remember, as Swedish folk-sisters First Aid Kit provide a suitable foil, beneath tribal drumming and other peripheral delicacies.

Brun's back catalogue is one which grows larger and even stronger with It All Starts With One, and she has managed to create her finest record yet. It is one which doesn't so much shine, but glimmer with subtle brilliance all the way through. --Luke Slater

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High fidelity 10 Jun 2012
By Zaroff
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Not very often, a voice or arrangement casts one looking for some way of improving the method by which one has just experienced that set of music. When i completed listening for the third time, this pair of cd's and her other work, Ane Brun made me want to invest in a new hi-fi. I know, what is the matter with my current speaker arrangement, am i impaired in some way? Well probably not. But the the whole pitch of her voice, the Billie Holiday like quavering, made me want to have more. In short there are some anthemic pieces on this particular cd set that demanded i be greedy.

For instance, i was anticipating amidst the 10 track original cd a flawed, weaker track. Nope, failed. The second cd has a few more distant pieces that don't immediately snap the synapse. However, these in time will not be mere filler in my brain-library, but will be a coherent part of her oeuvre.

A strong, brittle, fragile bursting voice married with understated shades of dark and piercing soprano light. Enthusiasm demands that effusive comment take pride of place over detached critique. Pieces like 'Lifeline', 'One', 'Worship', 'These Days', and of course 'Do you Remember', have caused my hi-fi to tremble with a strange pleasant anxiety. The other tracks merely made we want to shatter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Landscape of sounds and voice 28 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
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If you search for Ane Brun in the online allmusic you get the following description:
With her lilting vocals, theatrical arrangements, and delicate indie folk craft, Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun (pronounced Ah-na Broon) remained a regional secret until 2003, when she made her European debut with the release of Spending Time with Morgan. Released on the DetErMine label, a company that Brun co-founded the previous year with the Tiny's Ellekari Larsson, Spending Time with Morgan won local praise for its cinematic sound and was later championed at the Swedish Independent Music Awards.
It is true that she sings like a cabaret singer and her voice is peculiar in a way you can certainly not mistake her for other singer. She owns her record label and she is widely known in Scandinavia, and as time goes by, in most of Europe.
Her last record, It All Stars With One is a masterpiece, where vocals match perfectly the score of the songs, this way, the songs which opens the album These Days is somehow magic. The strings and her voice blended make the song not easy listening, which is a label most times underrated in music criticism, but perfect. The record is full of contrasts, sometimes close to the her previous records, sometimes close to a new tune, like the well chosen single Do you remember? where the contrast between lyrics and sound make the song obscure and at the same time, close to what the ideal pop song must be.

The epic One , where you can find the line which names the album, it's amazing and puzzling. The music remembers the ones you can find in the single, but at the same time, the lyrics and music evolve in a way you don't certainly know if the song is about love or life. Or both.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Something different 15 April 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Ane Brun was recommended to me after hearing at a HI-FI show. She is certainly different with a unique voice. But probably best in small doses not 4 sides back to back. Good vinyl recording of excellent quality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A revelation 13 Sep 2012
By Victor Meldrew Mk2 TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A dedicated Radio 4 man I was travelling home from work and rather than listen the Front Row after the Archers, I switched to Radio 2 and listened to this lady and her band appearing at Maida Vale: she has the most captivating voice (2 tracks available via BBC iplayer still). I was particularly fortunate to listen just before "do you remember" was broadcast and her voice combined with the use of two drum kits by the band was simply incredible (better I think on iplayer than the album version). Not since I first listened to Suzanne Vega and Tracey Chapman in the mid-1980's have I been so captivated by a female vocalist. I was so taken by her vocals that I immediately sought her out on the internet and was fortunate to watch and listen to a number of clips on you tube. I immediately ordered this album from Amazon at what I felt was a fair price of £8.59: it seems that demand is high, as it is now priced at over £12.00 (13th September 2012). Could it be the higher costs of items in Scandinavia or could it be blatant profiteering based upon demand for a niche artist?

The album itself is incredible with her voice amazing me at the range that she is able to deliver. I particularly like "what's happening with you and him", but all of the tracks are extremely enjoyable as are the lyrics, which leave you very much with a vignette to ponder the story behind them.

I still listen mainly to Radio 4, but part of me thinks that perhaps I should listen to Radio 2 more, particularly when I am returning home after a long day..........
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 17 Aug 2014
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Beautiful music. On the whole I really enjoy this album. The only slight criticism, and it is only really slight, is that two or three of the tracks have a sort of movie theme tune sound to them, which I find a little disturbing, but perhaps that's just me! I really recommend this album, and love listening to it.

It is interesting that the download version has many more songs on it than the CD, but with amazon you get to download the MP3 version when you buy the CD so you get the best of both worlds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have album
This is a must have album, I can't say anything else but fantastic....buy it now and add it to your collection
Published 3 months ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Another inventive and mesmerising song from Ane!!!!
Dramatic, fabulous drums, and more up-tempo than some of Ane's earlier work- thought provoking lyrics, have seen this played live!
Published 9 months ago by Christine Cowey
5.0 out of 5 stars a special cd
I like her uniqe voice and expression. She is someone to keep an eye and ear out for future release
Published 13 months ago by Bente Adler
5.0 out of 5 stars pleased
some really good music and the lyrics are interesting, worth buying, I researched the music well on you-tube before buying. thanks
Published 17 months ago by ani
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting!
I discovered her by accident and now .... I play her all the time. A female singer with real character I think
Published 20 months ago by W. N. E. Meredith
5.0 out of 5 stars Bold and beautiful
Just when you thought Ane had done as much as she could with 'Changing of the Seasons', up she pops with an altogether new and bold approach which really pays off and matches the... Read more
Published on 13 Jan 2012 by johann28
4.0 out of 5 stars Old and New Ane Brun - wonderful!
Ane Brun's new album "It All Starts With One" shows the singer-songwriter's darker side. Accompanied by accentuated drumming and minimalist arrangements, her fragile voice carries... Read more
Published on 5 Jan 2012 by nj_reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Norway? Douze pöng!!!
Ein echtes Meisterwerk, was uns Ane Brun hier hingezaubert hat. Ich bin mehr als begeistert. Ich kannte die Tracks zunächst nur vom kurzen Anspielen... Read more
Published on 14 Dec 2011 by Fireship
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