Hanna Paulsberg has been around in music for her whole life, being from a family in which music was a thing. Her father also being a jazz musician the apple did not fall far from the tree. Yet, in other ways she is going further. Often working with influences from, for example, African America music there is a vibrant mix to be found. Now with the Hanna Paulsberg Concept she releases “Daughter of The Sun”, which has a more references to the old Egyptian times.
Not only the story goes back to Egypt but also it stands for women and their strength, a feministic touch, but mainly an empowerment feeling. Personally the Moomin reference on the album made me smile. A song called “Hermulen Tar Ferie” refers to a character of the popular series from Finland. It’s creator Tove Jansson is known for bringing out the same sort of references that Hanna wants to achieve with the album, so it appears to be a good match.
Musically the stress is found in its comprehension, but it does not shine as much as it does if you would detach it from the message that is given. Hanna made sure that all elements are strengthening each other and therefore you get a full and complete sound. The experimental character makes it entertaining and keeps you listening.
Hanna Paulsberg uses her music as a tool to bring out her message and does it clearly and powerful. The references made are maybe not always too obvious but when you find them, it brings a smile on your face. A very interesting release, that “Daughter of The Sun”.
Hanna Paulsberg – saxophone
Magnus Broo – trumpet
Trygve Fiske – double bass
Hans Hulbækmo – drums
Oscar Grönberg – piano