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Jenny Hval has teamed up with her fellow Norwegian artist Susanna for a new collaborative album entitled 'Meshes of Voice'. "Mythical animals were a big inspiration," says composer and songwriter Jenny Hval about 'Meshes Of Voice'. "We looked at Medusa, Athena and Harpy (a combination of woman and bird) - as examples of depictions of woman - the ugly, the goddess-like, the gruesome," agrees Susanna. This collaboration - featuring the two strongest Nordic voices around today - started back in 2009 as an exchange of letters, then developed into two live performances, one at Oslo Jazz Festival, the other at the Henie Onstad Art Centre, where this album was recorded. Mixed and mastered by Helge Sten (Deathprod, Supersilent), 'Meshes Of Voice' presents a stunning vocal universe of confessions, whispers and seductions. Pitchfork compared Jenny Hval to Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono and "pre-Sledgehammer" Peter Gabriel) as well as extensive touring in the US and UK (most recently supporting Swans). Currently based in New York, her first two albums was released under the moniker Rockettothesky and more recently in the duo Nude On Sand. In her native Norway she is also a published novelist and writer.
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