Jenny Hval ‎– Blood Bitch - 2016 Exp Goth Neo Folk LP

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Jenny Hval ‎– Blood Bitch

Sacred Bones Records ‎– SBR-161
Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Limited Edition, Clear w/ Pink Swirl

Vinyl Me, Please Exclusive on Clear vinyl with Pink Swirl. Limited to 500 copies.
Electronic, Pop
Neofolk, Experimental

A1 Ritual Awakening
A2 Female Vampire
A3 In The Red
A4 Conceptual Romance
A5 Untamed Region

B1 The Great Undressing
B2 Period Piece
B3 The Plague
B4 Secret Touch
B5 Lorna

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Vinyl Me, Please Exclusive on Clear vinyl with Pink Swirl. Limited to 500 copies.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Text): 6 16892 38864 7
Barcode (String): 616892388647
Matrix / Runout (Side A): SRB161-A
Matrix / Runout (Side B): SRB161-B

( pitchfork) On Blood Bitch, Hval continues with her subtle deliveries of “abstract romanticism,” “subjectivity,” and “speculum.” Her voice is at once extremely musical and coolly flat; occasionally, she whispers. On “The Great Undressing,” even as Hval makes a cogent metaphor between capitalism and unrequited love (“it never rests”), the yearning in her voice recalls Lana Del Rey. (In 2015, at least once, Hval’s touring troupe of singers, dancers, and performance artists did an unusual cover of “Summertime Sadness” that I will not forget.) Hval’s “Period Piece” weaves melodies like gorgeous latticework as she describes a sterile scene in a gynecologist’s office but turns it into her own personally transcendent experience. “Don’t be afraid,” she beckons, “it’s only blood.”

Collaborating again with noise producer Lasse Marhaug, as on 2015’s Apocalypse, girl, Hval was drawn to reflect on her roots in Norwegian metal (in interviews, the duo have even noted ties between Darkthrone’s black metal classic “Transilvanian Hunger” and Blood Bitch’s lush, rolling penultimate track, “Secret Touch”). Though there are patches of harsh noise to be found, Blood Bitch parallels black metal more by its atmospheric nature, how it feels as though the record is thematically all-gravity and yet physically floating. The arrangements employ repetition, with recurring motifs and menacing synths that move in concentric circles. A subtle siren blare anchors “Female Vampire” and carries over “In the Red,” replete with the sound of incessant panting, as if someone is running in fear. On the former, Hval sings directly of “a strange slow rhythm, not exactly creating a rhythm, in and out of focus, vulnerable,” underscoring the nonlinear textures of Blood Bitch’s sound. At its most featherlight, Hval’s music is still positively saturated with ideas, all pulp, marrow, and (indeed) blood.

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Sacred Bones Records
Color Black