Linnea Olsson is a Swedish cellist set to release her debut album, Ah!, on January 21 via Götterfunk Productions. But if you like icy, expansive, instrumental-heavy sonic landscapes, you’re in luck, because we’ve got the full album stream a week in advance for your listening pleasure.
Ah! is an 11-track symphony that builds on captivating, delicate pop compositions and then strips away the excess. It’s like something from Sufjan Stevens if Sufjan Stevens did all of Michigan with only a cello. Aside from a brief appearence by a darbuka (a Middle Eastern goblet drum), the entire album is composed of only Olsson’s velvet, gravityless vocals and her cello. It’s just the sort of thing you’ll want to completely immerse yourself in this sunless winter. Check it out below.