12 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sweden-based Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun brings a mystical world into focus on It All Starts with One, where Tobias Fröberg's production creates a stillness that makes each note ripple with greater consequence. Her voice twists the words into a seductive cry, while the reverb lets her voice bubble up in beautiful, impressionistic doses. "Words" layers her voice strategically. The multitrack voices appear and disappear without warning. Her duet with Jose Gonzalez on "Worship" is a ghost chant that, over six minutes, expands into an ethereal meditation that could double as a film score, with its dramatic strings swooshing and its tribal rhythms lulling one into a false sense of security. The album credits two drummers, and their work is felt throughout. "Do You Remember" swings with a glee that's rarely heard here. Brun's focus is mostly on lovelorn ballads where the bruises are still sensitive to the touch. "What's Happening with You and Him" is a dramatic tour de force that takes the dour folk singer into the modern age. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sweden-based Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun brings a mystical world into focus on It All Starts with One, where Tobias Fröberg's production creates a stillness that makes each note ripple with greater consequence. Her voice twists the words into a seductive cry, while the reverb lets her voice bubble up in beautiful, impressionistic doses. "Words" layers her voice strategically. The multitrack voices appear and disappear without warning. Her duet with Jose Gonzalez on "Worship" is a ghost chant that, over six minutes, expands into an ethereal meditation that could double as a film score, with its dramatic strings swooshing and its tribal rhythms lulling one into a false sense of security. The album credits two drummers, and their work is felt throughout. "Do You Remember" swings with a glee that's rarely heard here. Brun's focus is mostly on lovelorn ballads where the bruises are still sensitive to the touch. "What's Happening with You and Him" is a dramatic tour de force that takes the dour folk singer into the modern age. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Julia Grout ,

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful

First review and the first I've ever written. This woman has a gorgeous voice and a very unique sound. She is a gem.
Also her cover of Arcade Fire is awesome!

Music Junky 1986 ,

Whisked Away...

When the first drops of rainfall patter against the pavement, when there's a bit of a bite to the air that surrounds is when I start to frantically search for new albums that fit the mood of comfort and warmth. This album, among a selected few, fit that feeling... This album is beautifully scored, and written. The swirling of strings on "Oh Love" is such a euphoric moment, which listening closely can only bring a smile upon my face. Like mentioned, Brun writes/sings lyrics from a place of venerability, which dives deep, emotionally speaking. It's absolutely breath-taking how personal it becomes! Blown away, I am...

AJSZ ,

I can't get enough of this album

Ane Brun is incredibly talented, with an other-worldly voice. Every track is outstanding.

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