UK Blog Just Music That I Like is a constant great source for discovering female fronted dream-folk, or whichever label you may find fit to slap on music like “The Joy Of A New Year”. Hydras Dream, the duo behind the track, is a new project of Swedish minimalistic soundtrack composer Matti Bye and signer/songwriter Anna von Hausswolff. After a couple of quick listens to both their previous work, this collaboration isn’t as strange as it might sound. The 48 years old Matti Bye is widely considered as one of Sweden’s most important film score composers, while von Hausswolff’s latest album Ceremony was full of dark cinematic passages. Combined, you have the wonderfully unorthodox “The Joy Of A New Year” that I would recommend to anyone sucker for grand gestures enclosed in understated soundscapes. Listen below, and read more here.
Hydras Dream debut album The Little Match Girl (from the HC Andersen book title) will be released in March via Berlin label Denovali Records.