Ane Brun
It All Starts with One = 2021 repressing = 2LP

  2 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm   

2011/2021 EU reissue on standard 2LP- Fresh from her stint as backing vocalist on Peter Gabriel's New Blood tour, Swedish-based Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun's fifth studio album, It All Starts with One, unequivocally adheres to the less-is-more ap

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Release date:16-05-2021

2021 EU repressing on standard 2LP with gatefold sleeve- Fresh from her stint as backing vocalist on Peter Gabriel's New Blood tour, Swedish-based Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun's fifth studio album, It All Starts with One, unequivocally adheres to the less-is-more approach to folk-pop music.  The track "Worship" features guest vocals from José González.

Tracks:
A1         These Days    
A2         Words      
A3         Worship -Featuring – José González  

B1         Do You Remember     
B2         What's Happening With You And Him    
B3         Lifeline     
B4         One     

C1         The Light From One    
C2         Oh Love    
C3         Undertow     

D1         Dirty Windshield     
D2         Take It Slow     
D3         One Last Try     2:58
D4         Du Gråter Så (English Version)     
D5         I Would Hurt A Fly  

BBC Review
There has always been an element of darkness in Ane Bruns music It may never be overbearing but it has been everpresent nevertheless On her fifth fulllength release It All Starts With One things are no different and we find a record as compact and focused as this Norwegian has ever produced There can be little argument that it also represents her best too

The darkness is one which sits there shouldertoshoulder with an equally inherent coldness And it is this coldness which comes across in the physical distance between the albums component parts It is almost as though many of the songs were recorded with instruments in different distant corners of a spacious church hall thus giving those mournful words a partner

A noticeable change from 2008s Changing of the Seasons can be heard in the orchestral touches found throughout Though the lyrics and Bruns voice form a firm base these nuances take the record towards something much greater than its predecessor The strings add depth to the arrangements but its the percussive embellishments which set the pace being used to superb effect in the galloping One and likewise in the painful lament The Light From One They may be pushed to the margins of the mix and diminutive in nature but as well as establishing the tempo they are also tonesetters reinforcing a range of expressed emotions

Having released an entire record of duets six years ago it is no surprise that they are plentiful here too Brun combines with Jos Gonzlez for the dark brooding and cinematic Worship where restfulness somehow feels like a positive perfectly matching the albums overall feel That is directly followed by the most buoyant passage one of very few in Do You Remember as Swedish folksisters First Aid Kit provide a suitable foil beneath tribal drumming and other peripheral delicacies

Bruns back catalogue is one which grows larger and even stronger with It All Starts With One and she has managed to create her finest record yet It is one which doesnt so much shine but glimmer with subtle brilliance all the way through Luke Slater

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Ane Brun is from Norway but is pretty much an honourary Swede having lived in Stockholm for the past decade. Her fourth album It All Starts With One could well be a major breakthrough for her coming as it does on the back of tours with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Ani DiFranco. Brun’s sound has developed from her original folk and blues influences with more orchestration present and on the single Do You Remember a frantic burst of tribal percussion. Yet it remains Brun’s voice that’s the focus a marvellously clear sometimes tremulous instrument capable of transmitting so much emotion with a single syllable. This is a blissfully gorgeous album – one that showcases Ane Brun as being at the forefront of the new wave of Scandinavian pop music.

Ane Brun:
Ane Brun (IPA æn? brun), real name Ane Brunvoll (born 10 March 1976), is a Norwegian singer/songwriter, born and raised in Molde, Norway. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden. After a few years of numerous live stints in Sweden and Norway and several non-official EP releases Ane Brun gained her own fan-base and her first official album - Spending Time With Morgan was released at the end of May, 2003 in Scandinavia, and in various European countries in the fall of 2003.


Discs: 2
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: Determine Records
Originally released: 2011
This release: 2021
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