‘The Practice Of Love’ is Norwegian songstress Jenny Hval’s seventh album and the opposite of its self-explanatory predecessor ‘Blood Bitch’ which included stark confessionals such as ‘The Great Undressing’ and ‘Conceptual Romance’.
Released on Sacred Bones Records, home of ZOLA JESUS and THE SOFT MOON, ‘The Practice of Love’ is quietly subversive like I AM SNOW ANGEL, a body of gentle and mature synthy pop with an ethereal quality. Continue Reading ›
“A winged spirit” moving through SPELLLING’s new album is ‘Mazy Fly’. Chrystia Cabral, known as SPELLLING, is based in the Bay Area.
Having started sound experimentation in 2015, her first long player ‘Pantheon of Me’ in 2017 was drawn from images in her dreams, making her vision as unique as it is ubiquitous. 'Mazy Fly' follows in the footsteps of dream imagination, combining the elements of fear of destruction and the thrill of the exploration of the unknown. Continue Reading ›
2018 saw JEAN-MICHEL JARRE celebrate 50 years in the business and whether the world really needed another of his compilations, ‘Planet Jarre’ was probably one of the better collected representations of his work for casual admirers.
SOFT CELL made a totally unexpected return for a huge one-off farewell gig at London’s O2 Arena; and with it came a boxed set, the ‘Northern Lights’ single and other new recordings which have raised hopes for a new album. Continue Reading ›
Within the sedate setting of St Pancras Old Church in London, Hilary Woods launched her debut album ‘Colt’ with an intimate live presentation.
It couldn’t have been any different from when at the age of 20, she found fame as the bassist of Irish indie trio JJ72. Going on to open for MUSE and COLDPLAY, Woods left the band in 2005 to pursue her passion for film, art and literature. Woods started making music again in 2014 to begin the journey towards ‘Colt’. Continue Reading ›
Sacred Bones is home to many quirky acts; artists that have the very best of the alternative outlook on music and life. Amongst Zola Jesus and John Carpenter plus the one and only David Lynch, the Irish songstress Hilary Woods feels like she belongs.
‘Colt’ is a very private and mysterious debut album, “an intensely personal journey through grief, abandonment, and mutating love”. The “completely broke” Woods set off to create a “way to process and make sense of the everyday” ... Continue Reading ›