Album Name: Double Silence
Artist: Karoline Hausted
Year/Label: 2009 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
Karoline Hausted was referred to me by someone I’ve been in contact with for years in Denmark. Kent knows how much I love all things Danish, especially music. So he sent Karoline Hausted my way. Well, hearing another fantabulous Danish musician just makes me want to move there even more so than I already did.
The songs consist mostly of a kind of a rolling piano style. Perhaps that’s not an accurate description, but I can’t think of a better word. It reminds me of waves. Then there’s the added bonus layer of Karoline’s warm, inviting voice floating over it.
The songs are pretty similar to each other, in that they’re all a slow tempo, piano based and beautiful.
But there are some stand outs for sure: title track, Double Silence is lovely.
I am a River has an interesting melody and rhythm that makes is stand out.
Tap Tap Tap is probably my favorite. I don’t really know why exactly except that it’s got a wonderful melody and rhythm that matches and makes me want to sing along.
The nearest similar musician I can think of is Shauna Burns. Though while Burns’ music seems hot and desert-y, Hausted’s seems more chill and crisp. Maybe it’s just because of where they’re located geographically, but whatever the reason that’s what I hear.
I think it’s safe to say that if you like pretty piano dreamy pop with gorgeous vocals, you can’t miss with this one.
3. I Am a River
4. Tap Tap Tap
5. He Took Off in a Hurry
6. Cat Sprang Up the Garden
7. Double Silence
9. Trees that Lean
10. Like Flowers
11. Mechanical Heart