Jenny Hval
Viscera


5.0
classic

Review

by Lewis P. STAFF
March 28th, 2012 | 80 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: review pending

March 22

Sam Feldman
im still waiting for hval reviewwww

Sam Feldman
literally holding my breath everyday

March 27

Sam Feldman
JENNY HVAL

Lewis P.
ugh you of all people hsould understand how HARD IT IS

Lewis P.
I HATE REVIEWING

Lewis P.
i really really hate it

Sam Feldman
why? ur so good at it and it's always great to hear what you have to say about an album i would be really interested in your thoughts on hval

Lewis P.
i have the worst writer's block recently (for a year). i've been trying to cover this 35 denton festival for like three weeks now

Sam Feldman
then care to explain why you have hval 5ed?


Lewis P.
i think what hval is doing is really progressive, by first appreciating language for its ability to not only express sound but alter [the word] as a meaning depending on how one says it (see: clitoris, erection), which services not only the song (which sound as if no one part could exist without the other, the language, the vocals and the melody) but its philosophical resonance, which should be: these lyrics express a sexual frankness and self-awareness that sex is an individual's independent experience, promiscuity is a perception, and that one can alter this perception simply by experience at random, but so too does the music [express this]


Lewis P.
which leads me to my second point, that the music is fantastic. her love of space gives progression of each song a mystique that grows on repeat listens, so that in the absence of "songs" we still feel its presence, the ebb and flow. this moments are given equal weight as the hooks, which are surprisingly bountiful but never used as "trigger moments" to hinge ones patience upon

Lewis P.
this moments [facepalm]

Sam Feldman
hell yeah man agreed with you esp about the hooks

Lewis P.
anywho, i also love that she sounds and renders are [sic] genuinely feminine, and one feels that this vantage (of being a women in today's modern age, recognizing a collective conscious "way to live" that has been driven into minds the world over and which comes filtered through the Individual as conceived) allows for such a gentle and knowing craft, but that the content and phrasing often lends itself to androgynous critical analysis. as in, hval's qualms on love and sex are often far more concerned with how physiological play affects psychological being, which are then phrased not in absolutes but in very minute, personal detail. which, like the greats i would compare her to, allows her to transcend her own world view to touch and reflect others


Lewis P.
i am the engine now, i learned how to make that humming sound


Lewis P.
together we make it


Sam Feldman
honeydewww honeydewweww


Lewis P.
so yeah i guess that's my review brb



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Comments:Add a Comment 
plane
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2012


6099 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeLHOqkwAS0


ThroneOfAgony
March 27th 2012


3485 Comments


What the fuck?

MO
March 27th 2012


18991 Comments


lol

nice a review within a conversation

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2012


31491 Comments


I love how you went really in depth on describing her music and Chambered's response is "yeah man, the hooks!"

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plane
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2012


6099 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

To be fair I think he was on his phone

taylormemer
March 27th 2012


4944 Comments


Yeah this is definitely the result of a year long writer's block

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2012


15069 Comments


STOP STOPSTOP STOP stop? STOP Traps traps traps,Traps traps traps,Traps traps traps, traps, Foots Foots Foots. Airplane Airplane Traps traps traps traps traps foots, STOP

Knott-
Emeritus
March 27th 2012


10198 Comments


flag

ThroneOfAgony
March 27th 2012


3485 Comments


3.........2.........1.....

robin
Emeritus
March 27th 2012


4258 Comments


cool dude. now we know you need to do some sort of scheduled feature called "lewis interjects" where you review things to people via casual converastion.

CaptainDooRight
March 27th 2012


30242 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

4.5




ThroneOfAgony
March 27th 2012


3485 Comments


Is it just me or does the album cover look like a chocolate pop-tart?

Ire
March 27th 2012


41821 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

omg i love this review

chambered69
March 27th 2012


1253 Comments


hahahahaha

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2012


18864 Comments


omg this is the best review on the site

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Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
March 27th 2012


7026 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

love it

plane
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2012


6099 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

now we know you need to do some sort of scheduled feature called "lewis interjects" where you review things to people via casual converastion.


I would be down for this if I wasn't the one posting the feature. Downer could have probably filled up a few blogs between us in the last couple years.

also thanks everyone for such kind words 8)

Xenophanes
Emeritus
March 27th 2012


10620 Comments


lol awesome.

But for realsies this album is truly remarkable.


chambered69
March 27th 2012


1253 Comments


hell yeah

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2012


18864 Comments


yeah album is the tits



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