Anyone who has seen Susanne Sundfør’s heart wrenching version of Ola Paux "Mitt Lille Land” at the memorial ceremony for those who lost their lives in the July attacks, knows that she doesn’t need the density of multiple layers of synthesizers and beats to underline her beautiful voice.
So here we have "Ten Love Songs” her sixth release if you count the remake of her first and the side project "A Night at Salle Pleyel”. With "The Brothel” (2010) she started working with Jaga Jazzist’s Lars Horntveth on production, a relationship which has continued through her 2012 release "The Silicone Veil” Each of these albums have evolved and moved forward. Both these albums have the strings of the Trondheim Soloists featured, particularly on the instrumental pieces " As I Walked out One Evening” (The Brothel) and "Meditations in an Emergency” (The Silicone Veil).
Ten Love Songs is very ...