Ok snow, fuck off now
March 2018 brought along some real ‘Album of the Year’ competitors; more great stuff than any one individual has time to hear. Then again, what with all this weather we’ve been having, there’s never been a better time to sit indoors, blast the heating (providing you’re not on a meter) and turn up the volume until you’re able to exit your building in a t-shirt again, around July 15th. (Meanwhile, your attractive friends bulk up their Snapchat stories with sledding and snow selfies. Honestly, I feel bad for them). In any case, here’s what warmed our cockles this month:
Artist: Anna von Hausswolff
Title: Dead Magic
Label: City Slang
What is it? Did I say warmed? I meant bludgeoned and sent to the netherworld. Here’s another great thicket of a record from Gothenburg’s gloomiest composer, as confident as it is austere.
L&Q says: “Anna von Hausswolff has fashioned a truly immersive beast, where folklore runs free and where open fissures are as common as wild flowers growing.”
Read Tristan Gatward’s full review