By deciding to self-produce her fifth solo album, Triangle, Norwegian vocalist and songwriter Susanna Wallumrød – or simply Susanna here – has attempted to claim a place in the mythos, and the power of story has also been employed to strengthen this claim. The story goes that while flying across the United States, Susanna was struck by inspiration – or “divine revelation” as the promotional material puts it – for what would become the 22 songs of Triangle. You read that correctly, 22 songs sprawling over 70 odd minutes. Now, I have no problem with long albums, concept albums, or experimentation, but Triangle feels like being shown the inspiration for the album but not the album itself.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 19th April 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.