Norwegian artist and writer Jenny Hval has developed her distinct take on intimate sound and 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.
The New York Times defines her writing as “taking a scalpel to the subjects of gender politics and sexuality.” Hval has eloquently brought to light issues of both male and female gaze, which for years had been swept under the rug and denied all together.
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-produced Blood Bitch.
The result is a visceral and atmospheric record steeped in melodic synth work, catchy choruses, and thought-provoking themes of menstruation, death and impulsive desire.
Sacred Bones is now repressing this breakthrough record in a new colors in celebration of the label’s 15th year anniversary.