Classic Objects: Blue Vinyl LP4AD0431LPE
Release Date: 11th March
'Classic Objects' is Jenny's pop record, it's still loaded with ideas, it still has a concept, a story, that being bringing together the idea of normal things with the heavenly, the attachment we have to places we couldn't visit over lockdown. A Hval pop record means you get choruses and verses but also elements of noise rock, experimental electronic drones, music that feels like an out of body experience as it transports you with heavenly tones and earthly rumbling textures. If this is 'pop' music, sign me up.
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Norwegian musician and novelist Jenny Hval announces her new album Classic Objects, out on 11 March. Classic Objects is a map of places; past places, like the old empty Melbourne pubs Hval’s band used to play in, public places Hval missed throughout lockdown, imagined, future places, and impossible places where dreams, hallucinations, death and art can take you. It is interested in combining heavenly things and plain things.
Classic Objects is Hval’s version of a pop album. Every song has a verse and a chorus. There are interchangeable moments of complexity, interesting melodies throughout, and a feeling of elevation and clarity in the choruses. Heba Kadry mixed it to sound as though it’s played through “a stereo in a mysterious room.”