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Jenny Hval
The Practice of Love
Sep 16, 2019 | by | No Comments | Read →

Jenny Hval trades the signifiers of expansiveness and rawness of her earlier work for an investigation into deceptively smoother surfaces on her seventh...


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  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Souvenir
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
    Souvenir

    While to mainstream audiences Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (a.k.a. OMD) may forever be remembered simply for “If You Leave,” their big U.S....

  • Pere Ubu The Long Goodbye
    Pere Ubu
    The Long Goodbye

    It’s been 40-some years since Pere Ubu emerged from the ashes of Rocket from the Tombs, so one could be forgiven for thinking that the seminal...

  • Crows Electric Ballroom, London, October 22
    Crows
    Electric Ballroom, London, October 22

    As the last days of 2019 approach, one can’t help but take stock of the past year and the records that stood out. The album with which...

  • Baby Shakes Cause a Scene
    Baby Shakes
    Cause a Scene

    Baby Shakes bring renewed vigor and focus to their spiked-sugar attack with their fourth album, Cause a Scene. The title track’s burst of aggression belies ease...


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Jenny Hval
The Practice of Love
Jenny Hval The Practice of Love

Jenny Hval trades the signifiers of expansiveness and rawness of her earlier work for an investigation into deceptively smoother surfaces on her seventh...

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