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Anna Von Hausswolff Unveils New Live LP
Christian Eede , December 7th, 2021 19:27

'Live At Montreux Jazz Festival' was captured during a 2018 performance by the Swedish multi-instrumentalist

Anna von Hausswolff has a live album on the way.

Live At Montreux Jazz Festival was captured during the Swedish artist's 2018 appearance at the Swiss festival. It takes in live renditions of six tracks from von Hausswolff's albums The Miraculous and Dead Magic, with the backing of a full band and additional vocals from her sister, Maria von Hausswolff. You can watch a video for the live version of 'The Truth, The Glow, The Fall', lifted from the album, above.

In a statement about her appearance at Montreux Jazz Festival, von Hausswolff said: "In the beginning of 2013, I was texting back and forth with my friend Albin Oskarsson. He wanted me to come and play at a jazz festival that he was living nearby, it was Montreux Jazz Festival. At that point I was still quite unknown outside Sweden and regardless of my friend's many attempts to contact the festival they never returned to him with an offer. I gave up the idea, he did not. Later that same year he unexpectedly died and a few years later, in 2017, an email popped up in my inbox, it was a request to open for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The tragedy that Albin was still not around to share the excitement with me gave me sorrow.

"But, through the magic of music comfort came. The show was an emotional turmoil of ecstasy and grief, shared with an incredible audience and atmosphere. And, eventually, I could see his face in the venue, floating above all others, smiling and waving towards me. I'm so happy to have been given this moment, and I'm beyond grateful to Montreux Jazz Festival, John Harris and Mathieu Jaton who so beautifully recorded this special concert that I will keep close to my heart forever and ever."

The release of Live At Montreux Jazz Festival follows on from von Hausswolff's 2020 solo pipe organ album All Thoughts Fly, as well as her contributions to Sunn O)))'s recent live album, Metta, Benevolence – BBC 6Music : Live On The Invitation Of Mary Anne Hobbs.

Southern Lord will release Live At Montreux Jazz Festival on January 14, 2022.