|Jenny Hval — Blood Bitch (September 30, 2016)|
Jenny Hval — Blood Bitch (September 30, 2016) Λ Už loni její album “Apocalypse, girl” popsala Kate Hutchinson jako provokativní, přesvědčivě art~popové. Stejně jako u Björk a FKA twigs norská umělkyně Jenny Hval představuje tu verzi ženské sexuality, v níž tělesné impulsy, úzkosti a vnitřně~vnější perspektivy jsou často svázané dohromady. A to okřídlené slovo, které zde z loajálnosti k slabším dušičkám označuji v jeho původní podobě: ‘triumphant use of the word “cunt”’.... je provokativní, ale tyto myšlenky jsi zřídka slyšel/a v populární muzice, což je o to přesvědčivější. (It’s provocative, but these are ideas rarely heard in pop, which makes it all the more compelling.) Anwen Crawford z magazínu New Yorker píše v záhlaví toto: “Jenny Hval wanders through the fallout of the twenty~first century.” This Norwegian singer/songwriter crafts thoughtful, uncompromising music under her own name as well as Rockettothesky. Blood Bitch is an investigation of blood. Blood that is shed naturally. The purest and most powerful, yet most trivial, and most terrifying blood: Menstruation. The white and red toilet roll chain which ties together the virgins, the whores, the mothers, the witches, the dreamers, and the lovers.
Λ Blood Bitch is also a fictitious story, fed by characters and images from horror and exploitation films of the ‘70s. With that language, rather than smart, modern social commentary, I found I could tell a different story about myself and my own time: a poetic diary of modern transience and transcendence.
Λ There is a character in this story that is a vampire Orlando, traveling through time and space. But there is also a story here of a 35–year old artist stuck in a touring loop, and wearing a black wig. She is always up at night, jet lagged, playing late night shows — and by day she is quietly resting over an Arp Odyssey synthesizer while a black van drives her around Europe and America.
Λ So this is my most fictional and most personal album. It’s also the first album where I’ve started reconnecting with the goth and metal scene I started out playing in many years ago, by remembering the drony qualities of Norwegian Black Metal. It’s an album of vampires, lunar cycles, sticky choruses, and the smell of warm leaves and winter. (Rachel Brodsky)
Birth name: Jenny Hval
Also known as: Rockettothesky (2006–2008)
Born: 11 July 1980, Tvedestrand, Norway
Location: Oslo, Norway
Album release: September 30, 2016
Record Label: Sacred Bones
Genre: Art Pop, Singer~Songwriter
Styles: Dream Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo~Psychedelia
01. Ritual Awakening 1:42
02. Female Vampire 3:37
03. In the Red 2:22
04. Conceptual Romance 4:32
05. Untamed Region 4:52
06. The Great Undressing 4:00
07. Period Piece 2:42
08. The Plague 5:57
09. Secret Touch 4:39
10. Lorna 2:07 © Jenny Hval & Jessica Sligter
Λ Zia Anger Vocals
Λ Annie Bielski Composer, Vocals
Λ Adam Curtis Sample Voices
Λ Albert R. De Franval Sounds
Λ Jenny Hval Composer, Concept, Execution, Instrumentation, Primary Artist, Producer, Programming, Vocals
Λ Lasse Marhaug Art Direction, Composer, Mixing, Producer
Λ Elise McMahon Composer
Λ Jenny Berger Myhre Photography
Λ Marcus Schmickler Mastering
Λ Orfee Schuijt Concept, Execution
Λ Sanskriti Shrestha Tabla
Λ Håvard Volden Beats, Synthesizer, Tape Manipulation
BY MILES BOWE, JUN 9 2015: http://www.factmag.com/2015/06/09/jenny-hval-interview/ Λ Jenny Hval has in recent years made a name for herself as a recording artist and writer both in her native Norway and abroad. Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval’s polyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Her artistic voice is altogether present, accessible and obscurely complex at the same time.
Λ Jenny Hval’s conceptual takes on collective and individual gender identities and sociopolitical constructs landed Apocalypse, girl on dozens of year end lists and compelled writers everywhere to grapple with the age–old, yet previously unspoken, question: What is Soft Dick Rock? After touring for a year and earning her second Nordic Prize nomination, as any perfectionist would, Hval immediately went back into the studio to continue her work with acumen noise producer Lasse Marhaug, with whom she co–produces here on Blood Bitch. Her new effort is in many respects a complete 180° from her last in subject matter, execution and production. It is her most focused, but the lens is filtered through a gaze which the viewer least expects.
Λ Norwegian artist Jenny Hval announces the release of her new album, Blood Bitch, out September 30th via Sacred Bones debut single, “Female Vampire,” plus performances in New York, Los Angeles and throughout Europe. Co–produced with acumen noise producer Lasse Marhaug, Blood Bitch is in many respects a complete 180° from her last album, Apocalypse, girl, in subject matter, execution and production. It is Hval’s most focused album, but the lens is filtered through a gaze which the viewer least expects. Jenny Hval has developed her distinct take on intimate sound since the release of her debut album in 2006. For her last two solo albums, 2013’s Innocence Is Kinky and 2015’s Apocalypse, girl, Hval has received thoughtful and widespread international acclaim for her fascinating voice, singular delivery and markedly non–traditional arrangements which incorporate elements of poetry, prose writing, performance art, and film. She eloquently brings to light issues of both male and female gaze.Bandcamp: https://jennyhval.bandcamp.com/album/blood–bitch
ALBUMS BY ROCKETTOTHESKY / JENNY HVAL
Λ Rockettothesky — To Sing You Apple Trees (Trust Me Records, 2006)
Λ Rockettothesky — Medea (Trust Me Records, 2008)
Λ Jenny Hval — Viscera (Rune Grammofon, 2011)
Λ Jenny Hval — Innocence is Kinky (Rune Grammofon, April 2013)
Λ Jenny Hval — Conceptual Romance (Single)
Λ Jenny Hval — Female Vampire (Single)
Λ Jenny Hval — Sabbath (Single)
Λ Jenny Hval — That Battle Is Over (Single)
Λ Jenny Hval — Apocalypse, girl (Sacred Bones Records, June 9, 2015)
Λ Jenny Hval — Blood Bitch (September 30, 2016, Sacred Bones Records) © Jenny Hval @ Academy 2, Manchester, 22 May
|Jenny Hval — Blood Bitch (September 30, 2016)|
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