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DEAD MAGIC

Anna von Hausswolff

 

Crossover Prog

3.95 | 145 ratings

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4 stars Anna launches "the dark side of the moon" via her newest creation "Dead Magic" filled with complicated sound dissonance, tragic melody association, and dark depressive ambience reflected for the inner mind of the audience, just like the weird sleeve pic. Actually I've got surprised at one of the tracks in the album "The Mysterious Vanishing Of Electra" via her bandcamp page before it was released officially. What a thoughtful, deeply atmospheric stuff. Definitely the audience would get immersed in Anna's pessimistic sadistic sound propaganda full of crazy, infernal shouts and dead serious sound of sensitivity. Understood this track would be one of her masterpieces.

"The Truth, The Glow, The Fall" is another gem flooded with bubbled sound effect and Anna's clear voice ... one is contradistinction to another, but both should be amazingly harmonized and crystallized. This phenomenon reminds me of kinda similar vein to Fille Qui Mousse's "Esplanade'. A massive claim of her soul is the third track "Ugly And Vengeful' drenched in shoegaze downtempo ambience. We must be invited beneath such an edgy black sea. "The Marble Eye' or "K'llans 'teruppst'ndelse' sounds more of fantasy of pipe organ, Anna's playground, monopoly ' pretty gorgeous, solemn ones.

Interesting is that every track has pop / catchy essence absorbing us easily regardless of dissected sound structure. Apparently we can imagine such a melodic / rhythmic contrast would have consisted of her life full of pleasure and serious hardship. For Anna's diverse, colourful appearance of soundscape, we fans can appreciate much more.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |

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