Elevation- Susanna (CD/LP/MC/DIGITAL)

SusannaSonata SONATA666/CD666/LP666/MC666 2022
kassett 193.75 kr
limited edition vinyl 350 kr
cd 200 kr
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Otherworldly Nordic interpretations of French Symbolist poet Baudelaire.” 4/5 MOJO

Kunst – stor kunst” 6/6 Nettavisen 
Årets plate kom tidlig i år” 6/6 Bergensmagasinet 




Susanna announces new album Elevation, a follow-up to 2020’s Baudelaire & Piano.

In Elevation, Susanna’s engagement with Baudelaire’s work blossoms into a collaborative enterprise, combining tape, spoken word and song. The result is a unique musical conversation spanning centuries and disciplines; a “time travelling” project, as Susanna puts it, that moves between creative dimensions. 

Susanna brings collaborators back into the process, nurturing connections made over a series of Baudelaire & Piano live shows presented in 2020 and 2021. Composer-improviser Delphine Dora offers teasing renditions of the original French texts, layering spoken recitation and otherworldly singing in a set of atmospheric vignettes. And tape recorder soundscapes from Stina Stjern—familiar from Susanna’s Hieronymous Bosch project Garden of Earthly Delights (2019)—frame the album with hiss, hum and soft fingers of melody, like mist settling on a landscape.

These contributions deepen the album’s mystery and its evocative power. The result is an engrossing interleaving of sounds and registers; and, as Susanna describes it, “an intuitive and collective ceremony of the ethereal and mystical in life.”

CD: Digipack with booklet

LP: ltd clear vinyl 180 gr with innersleeve

MC: high quality tape and cover


Susanna: vocals, piano and mellotron

Stina Stjern: cassette tapes and recorder

Delphine Dora: piano, organ, vocals and field recordings

Music composed by Susanna, Stina Stjern and Delphine Dora

Poetry by Charles Baudelaire

Translations by Anthony Mortimer

Produced by Deathprod and Susanna


Mixed and mastered by Helge Sten at AUDIO VIRUS LAB, Oslo

Art by Marjorie Cameron

Cover design by Johanna Blom