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Anna von Hausswolff streams live version of The Mysterious Vanishing Of Electra

Anna Von Hausswolff
(Image credit: Gianluca Grasselli)

Swedish art rocker Anna von Hausswolff has streamed a striking live rendition of The Mysterious Vanishing Of Electra which you can listen to below. It's taken from her upcoming album Live At Montreux Jazz Festival, which will be released through Southern Lord on January 14 (although the vinyl release is slated for May 13 on Pomperipossa Records in Europe).

The Mysterious Vanishing Of Electra forms part of this new live collection that features sensational renditions of fan-favourites from two of her most recent albums; The Miraculous (2015) and Dead Magic (2018), with the backing of a full band including additional vocals from her sister / cinematographer Maria von Hausswolff.

"In the beginning of 2013 I was texting back and forth with my friend Albin," von Hausswolff explains. "He wanted me to come and play at a jazz festival that he was living nearby, it was Montreux Jazz Festival. At that point I was still quite unknown outside Sweden and regardless of my friend’s many attempts to contact the festival they never returned to him with an offer. I gave up the idea, he did not. Later that same year he unexpectedly died and a few years later, in 2017, an email popped up in my inbox, it was a request to open for Nick Cave and the bad seeds at the Montreux jazz festival."

Live at Montreux Jazz Festival was mixed on the Queen Neve desk, previously owned by Queen and situated at the Mountain Studios in the casino of Montreux, now ­located at Svenska Grammofonstudion, Gothenburg, and mixed by Filip Leyman and von Hausswolff and mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes.

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