Susanna is a Norwegian singer who got her band called “The Brotherhood Of Our Lady” together to record an album. It is called “Garden of Earthly Delights” and is available now.
for this album came from paintings by Jheronimus Bosch. Most of the songs are
quite dark and sinister regardless the fact that music is in fact quite open.
Here and there adding instruments like accordion makes the whole unreliable. It
is not always so clear what to expect. That is contributing to the layer of
mystery to be found in the album.
After a few songs you begin to feel what Susanna is aiming for, sometime is feels a bit too much though. Does it all have a purpose or is simply the ability a factor in the choices made?
Looking for a track with some more body you come to “City of Hope” where you feel the whole lands a bit more. It is a more straightforward song and has more connection points to a wide range of listeners.
Many may find this album too dreamy, too weird and often a bit overdone. It are the ones who enjoy art in the widest range who will feel a click with this release. It has its moments but often gave us the urge to take that disc and toss it out a window. Too pretentious, too much looking for a certain image without wondering if it is really what the music needed.
- Garden of Earthly Delights
- Ecstasy X
- Death and the Miser
- Ship of Fools
- Wayfarer II
- Gluttony and Lust
- Beautiful Life
- By Earth and Starry Heaven
- City of Hope
- River to Hell
- Gathering of Birds