Inspired by Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name, Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden are Lost Girls. Frustrated with the restrictive nature of recording for performance, Lost Girls have been working on FEELING since 2014, a composition that physically cannot be replicated in a live setting. ‘Drive’ is a thirteen-minute journey through percussion and ambient undulating soundscapes.
“I keep buying… just to buy something” Hval murmurs, her spoken word intimate yet threatening; existential commentary on materialism, gender and technology. ‘Accept’ is an abrasive listen: eleven minutes of white noise, shrill synths and crashing cymbals punctuate the space between Hval’s soaring wordless vocal and stuttering dissonant guitar. Open and somehow undemanding in its complexity, the shapeshifting nature of FEELING asks the listener to become lost in its textures.
Buy: Lost Girls – FEELING