Experimental: Anna von Hausswolff Shares ‘Sacro Bosco’ Video

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Anna von Hausswolff’s new album All Thoughts Fly, a solo instrumental pipe organ album, is due for release on 25th September via Southern Lord Records.

Experimental Swedish singer, pianist, organist and songwriter Anna von Hausswolff has shared the video for the first track to be released from her upcoming fifth album All Thoughts Fly. The album is completely instrumental and utilises just one instrument: the pipe organ.

‘Sacro Bosco’, the first track to be released from the album, takes its name from a garden based in the centre of Italy. It contains mythological statues and buildings overgrown with vegetation and is located in a wooded valley near the castle of Orsini. The garden was created during the 16th century and commissioned by Pier Francesco Orsini. Some speculate her created it to mourn his deceased wife Guilia Farnese.

“There’s a sadness and wilderness that inspired me to write this album, also a timelessness, “says Anna of the album. “I believe that this park has survived not only due to its beauty but also because of the iconography, it has been liberated from predictable ideas and ideals. The people who built this park truly set their minds and imagination free.

All Thoughts Fly is a homage to this creation, and an effort to articulate the atmosphere and the feelings that this place evokes inside of me. It’s a very personal interpretation of a place that I lack the words to describe. I’d like to believe Orsini built this monumental park out of grief for his dead wife, and in my ‘Sacro Bosco’ I used this story as a core for my own inspiration: love as a foundation for creation.”

The eerie video for ‘Sacro Bosco’ was directed by Gustaf and Ludvig Holtenäs. Check it out below.

All Thoughts Fly artwork:

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All Thoughts Fly tracklisting:

1. Theatre Of Nature
2. Dolore Di Orsini
3. Sacro Bosco
4. Persefone
5. Entering
6. All Thoughts Fly
7. Outside The Gate (for Bruna)

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