Susanna Wallumrød (of duo Susanna And The Magical Orchestra), has started a digital-only label to release her own material. The label, SusannaSonata, will launch on 1 November with a cover of Roy Harper's "Twelve Hours Of Sunset".
Wallumrød says she has started the label to have a mechanism for releasing single tracks. "I am working with a lot of different music constantly," she says, "and I like to do my own versions of other people's songs, old ones and newer ones, which don't really fit into album formats. It's good for me to have the possibility to put out music faster, more frequently, and at my own pace.
"The releases to come may have been part of a compilation somewhere, or be completely new tracks, as with this Roy Harper cover…I really love this man's music, so this is my humble greeting to him and his work."
Wallumrød says she'll still be releasing on Rune Grammofon, with a new album due next spring. "Twelve Hours Of Sunset" will be released to coincide with Roy Harper's 70th birthday celebrations at the Royal Festival Hall. It's the third Harper cover Wallumrød has recorded, following "Flower Of Evil" in 2008 and "Another Day" in 2009.
Listen to "Forever" By Susanna Wallumrød below. More info on the label will be appearing here in the coming weeks.