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Susanna and the Magical Orchestra


Susanna as well as the Magical Orchestra are in fact the Norwegian duo of singer Susanna Wallumrød and keyboardist Morten Qvenild. The set began performing jointly in Norway in 2000, having a unique mixture of atmospheric jazz, rock and roll, and electronica. Several their tracks made an appearance on Rune Grammofon’s intricate book and Compact disc sampler Cash Will Spoil Everything in 2003. The duo’s extremely praised full-length debut, Set of Lighting and Buoys, made an appearance from Rune Grammofon in 2004. The record was made by Deathprod (Helge Sten), and Andreas Mjos (like Qvenild, a experienced of the group Jaga Jazzist) was drafted directly into help flesh out the sound. An atmospheric masterpiece of arctic spirit, List of Lamps and Buoys presented deconstructed and reassembled addresses of Dolly Parton’s’ “Jolene” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Who Am I,” and drew rave evaluations from critics. The very much anticipated follow-up launch, Melody Hill, an all-covers affair with variations of Prince, AC/DC, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan tunes, made an appearance from Rune Grammofon in 2006. Susanna as well as the Magical Orchestra’s recording 3 found its way to 2009, featuring function by Wildbirds & Peacedrums’ Mariam Wallentin and Susanna’s sibling, drummer Fredrik Wallumrød.

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Full Name Susanna and the Magical Orchestra
Music Songs Love Will Tear Us Apart, Condition of the Heart, It's A Long Way To The Top, Enjoy The Silence, Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Palpatine's Dream, It's Raining Today, Deer Eyed Lady, Fotheringay, Turn The Pages, Sweet Devil, When I Am Laid, Distance Blues and Theory, Jolene, Who Am I, These Days, Guiding Star, Another Day, Someday, Crazy, Crazy Nights, Believer, Subdivisions, Come On, Recall, Hallelujah, Go, Lost, Hello, Friend, Game, Baby, Time
Albums Melody Mountain, List of Lights and Buoys

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