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Jenny Hval

The Long Sleep EP

Sacred Bones

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2016 marked the year that Norwegian artist Jenny Hval’s talents truly came to a glorious fruition with the scarlet reflections of Blood Bitch. That bold yet beautiful work delved into the uncomfortable taboo of menstruation, and capitalism’s vampiric thirst and its effect on the artist; on first listen The Long Sleep EP is a much gentler prospect.

Lead single “Spells” opens with a fluttering piano line and smoky reeds, before developing into one of the most melodically accessible tracks Hval has recorded. Yet, it also reveals itself as a deep existential dive for a flourishing chorus: “You will not be awake for long/We’ll meet in the smallest great unknown.”

Trading the trenchantly corporal blood-sucking and bloodletting of her last record for watery, elemental overtones, the curious and exploratory title-track is an epically hallucinatory soother, before “I Want to Tell You Something” signs off with the words, “thank you, I love you.”

Evidently, this nurturing record is no less impactful than her last, and it certainly provides as much food for thought while impressing itself deeply. (www.jennyhval.com)

Author rating: 8/10

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