Susanna & the Magical Orchestra
Susanna & the Magical Orchestra is in fact a duo. Their debut-album was released in Norway in February 2004, and some time later in Europe and in Japan, and received very good critics around the world. List of Lights and Buoys contains songs that show a suprising degree of maturity, especially considering the writers’ young age and the fact that they operate in a landscape that requires a good deal of songwriting skills to hold your attention.
Susanna & the Magical Orchestra combines the availability of the traditional popmusic, the strictness of the electronica and the improvisation in the jazzmusic. Singer Susanna Wallumrød has a unique way of making a song her own, and to fill the lyrics and melodies with the emotional content they require. This was made very clear with her stunning interpretation of Dolly Parton's classic Jolene or Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart.
“Beautiful, spare, hypnotic. Her voice is extraordinary.”
Susanna Wallumrød vocals
Morten Qvenild keyboards, piano