The Practice Of Love

 
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Jenny Hval
The Practice Of Love

[ Sacred Bones / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 13 September 2019

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At first listen, The Practice of Love, Jenny Hval's seventh full-length album, unspools with an almost deceptive ease. Across eight tracks, filled with arpeggiated synth washes and the kind of lilting beats that might have drifted, loose and unmoored, from some forgotten mid-'90s trance single, The Practice of Love feels, first and foremost, compellingly humane. Given the horror and viscera of her previous album, 2016's Blood Bitch, The Practice of Love is almost subversive in its gentleness-a deep dive into what it means to grow older, to question one's relationship to the earth and one's self, and to hold a magnifying glass over the notion of what intimacy can mean. As Hval describes it, the album charts its own particular geography, a landscape in which multiple voices engage and disperse, and the question of connectedness-or lack thereof-hangs suspended in the architecture of every song. It is an album about "seeing things from above-almost like looking straight down into the ground, all of these vibrant forest landscapes, the type of nature where you might find a porn magazine at a certain place in the woods and everyone would know where it was, but even that would just become rotting paper, eventually melting into the ground."

Tracks:

Lions (feat. Vivian Wang)
High Alice
Accident (feat. Laura Jean)
The Practice of Love (feat. Laura Jean and Vivian Wang)
Ashes to Ashes
Thumbsucker (feat. Félicia Atkinson)
Six Red Cannas (feat. Vivian Wang, Félicia Atkinson, and Laura Jean)
Ordinary (feat. Vivian Wang and Félicia Atkinson)

Ashes to Ashes