The latest offering from Anna von Hausswolff is one of 2020’s boldest and unusual albums. Over the last decade its creator has established herself as a formidable songwriter, vocalist and performer. 2018’s Dead Magic made a considerable impact, and her avant garde gothic pop began to really make waves. That album featured songs that utilised a pipe organ alongside guitars, drums and von Hausswolff’s stunning vocals.
In the 16th century, the Italian arts patron Pier Francesco Orsini commissioned a statuary park in the town of Bomarzo as he was mourning the death of his wife. Sacro Bosco, dedicated in her memory, features a collection of stone monsters, including the Roman underworld god Orcus, his eyes wide and ….