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November 11, 2016

Live from
the full house

Live from
the full house

Miruna Dumitrascu
CONCERT REVIEWS

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From the depths of Østerbro’s favorite winter garden at KW3, Low-Fi’s last concert from its August series reverberated with sweet, almost-post-summer nostalgia of parties around bonfires and missed kisses.

From the depths of Østerbro’s favorite winter garden at KW3, Low-Fi’s last concert from its August series reverberated with sweet, almost-post-summer nostalgia of parties around bonfires and missed kisses.

Scharling and her allies kicked off on an Americana vibe, with a pinch of classical crossover. The girl with the svelte figure started to dance along while striking the chords of her acoustic guitar. Accompanied by guitarist Anna Roemer and cello player Matias Emil Fyhn, Scharlingserved us a special kind of folk, the kind that  transcends generations and geography. 

The cherubic-like voice complemented the cello’s tone colors and the shoegazey guitar sounds as Anna walked us through the tracks of her self-titled debut EP.

Soul-stirring lyrics about hope, love, family, and human beings descending from celestial bodies made me wonder about the nature of her verses. From what corner of one’s mind did they crawl out of? Because I wanted to move there immediately.

The speed of the concert took numerous shifts as we moved through the hopeless, yet dark romanticism of “Highest Bidder”, to personal drawn stories as “Grandpa’s dog died” and all the way to Dr. Michelle Thaller’s thesis.

We also traveled to a place in Bornholm where Anna once got together with some friends and decided to write a “very Americana” song. From the well-established gentleness of the past hour, “Honey bunny, sugar honey” emerged on a more luscious note, similar to the Dylan-esque talking-not-singing kind of discourse.

Although quirky at times, the act evolved organically as the trio indulged in baroque pop and folk with a tint of reverberated guitar and beautiful cello bursts.

Looking around at all the fascinated people around me, I realized that we were probably all pondering the same things: the intensity of the lyrics, the peculiarity of Nordic Folk interpretation and the fervor in the spirited and wholehearted interaction between the three musicians, as we were left with the cliffhanger “I will follow your lead”. I will do the same now. *Drops mic*

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Listen to Anna Scharling’s discography on Spotify and book her for a home concert on Low-Fi, like, right away. 

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