Jenny Hval and Susanna
Jenny Hval and Susanna Meshes of Voice SusannaSonata ***
A darkly compelling fable concerned with lust, fear, wondering, and a few mythical creatures thrown in for good measure, partly inspired by 1940s surrealist film maker Maya Deren, this collaborative album features the vocals, effects and other instruments of Jenny Hval; and the voice, piano-playing, and much else besides of Susanna (Wallumrød of Magical Orchestra renown). The Norwegian pair have been working together for five years, and this avant recording dates back to their early days. Settling gloweringly the starkly original material the pair have composed rarely fails to make anything but a formidably strong sensory impression throughout.
Released on 18 August