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Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love - New LP Record 2019 Sacred Bones Sand Colored Vinyl - Electronic / Art Pop

Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love - New LP Record 2019 Sacred Bones Sand Colored Vinyl - Electronic / Art Pop

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At first listen, The Practice of Love, Jenny Hval’s seventh full-length album, unspools with an almost deceptive ease. Across eight tracks, filled with arpeggiated synth washes and the kind of lilting beats that might have drifted, loose and unmoored, from some forgotten mid-’90s trance single, The Practice of Love feels, first and foremost, compellingly humane. Given the horror and viscera of her previous album, 2016’s Blood Bitch, The Practice of Love is almost subversive in its gentleness - a deep dive into what it means to grow older, to question one’s relationship to the earth and one’s self, and to hold a magnifying glass over the notion of what intimacy can mean. As Hval describes it, the album charts its own particular geography, a landscape in which multiple voices engage and disperse, and the question of connectedness - or lack thereof - hangs suspended in the architecture of every song. It is,an album about "seeing things from above - almost like looking straight down into the ground, all of these vibrant forest landscapes, the type of nature where you might find a porn magazine at a certain place in the woods and everyone would know where it was, but even that would just become rotting paper, eventually melting into the ground."


Jenny Hval ‎– The Practice Of Love

Sacred Bones Records ‎– SBR-229
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Sand Colored
13 Sep 2019
Electronic, Pop
Indie Pop, Leftfield, Synth-pop


A1 Lions
Electronics – Lasse MarhaugFeaturing – Vivian WangSynth – Anja LauvdalVoice – Vivian Wang
A2 High Alice
Saxophone – Espen ReinertsenSynth – Anja Lauvdal
A3 Accident
Saxophone – Espen ReinertsenVoice – Laura Jean Englert*
A4 The Practice Of Love
Mixed By – Kyrre LaastadVoice – Laura Jean Englert*, Vivian Wang
B1 Ashes To Ashes
Voice – Félicia Atkinson, Laura Jean Englert*, Vivian Wang
B2 Thumbsucker
Featuring – Félicia AtkinsonSaxophone – Espen ReinertsenVoice – Félicia Atkinson
B3 Six Red Cannas
Featuring – Félicia Atkinson, Laura Jean Englert*, Vivian Wang
B4 Ordinary
Featuring – Félicia Atkinson, Vivian WangMixed By – Lasse MarhaugVoice – Félicia Atkinson, Vivian Wang

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Smalltown Supermusic
  • Published By – Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia
  • Recorded At – The Best Studio In Oslo


  • Art Direction – Lasse Marhaug
  • Artwork [All Artwork] – Esra Røise
  • Co-producer – Lasse Marhaug
  • Management – Shaun MacDonald (2)
  • Mastered By – Heba Kadry
  • Mixed By – Chris Elms (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B3)
  • Producer – Jenny Hval
  • Recorded By [Additional Tracks] – Lasse Marhaug
  • Recorded By [Félicia Atkinson] – Félicia Atkinson
  • Recorded By [Laura Jean Englert] – Laura Jean Englert*
  • Recorded By [Vivian Wang] – Vivian Wang
  • Written-By, Performer, Arranged By, Recorded By – Jenny Hval


Written, performed, arranged and recorded at the best studios in Oslo
Additional tracks recorded at the best studio in Oslo
Vivian Wang recorded in her bedroom, on her bed, in Singapore just after brain surgery
Laura Jean Englert recorded in Sydney
Félicia Atkinson recorded at home between summer and fall 2018 with little I.

Supported by Fond for lyd og bilde.

Track A4 described in booklet as:
Hello reader. This song consists of a) a test reading of a narration for the film Something Must Happen, written by Jenny and read by Vivian Wang (Lasse Marhaug can be heard in the background), and a conversation between Laura Jean Englert and Jenny.

Includes eight tarot cards, each corresponding to a song on the record and 8-page booklet with lyrics and credits.
Includes digital download.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Hype Sticker): 843563119068