Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 11/03/22

Album of the Week – 11/03/22

So, it’s another Friday and you’re here to find out about the new releases! Well, there’s something new from the bold Alex Cameron (Oxy Music) for starters. Maia Friedman of Dirty Projectors fame has just released the quite surprisingly straight forward ‘Under the New Light’.  LOOP have released something a little bit heavy with Sonancy.

In terms of other things not quite as new, there’s a greatest hits release from Franz Ferdinand (Hits To The Head) and some demos from the wonderful PJ Harvey (The Hope Six Demolition Project – Demos)

In the end, it was hard to ignore Jenny from the block and her new album Classic Objects. Did you know she also wrote novels? If not, you can find some details here. If you’re just here for the music, you can check it out below…

Album of the Week — Jenny Hval – Classic Objects

Norwegian musician and novelist Jenny Hval announces her new album Classic Objects, out on 11 March, and today unveils the video for new single ‘Year of Love’, the album’s opener. Classic Objects is a map of places; past places, like the old empty Melbourne pubs Hval’s band used to play in, public places Hval missed throughout lockdown, imagined, future places, and impossible places where dreams, hallucinations, death and art can take you. It is interested in combining heavenly things and plain things. Classic Objects is Hval’s version of a pop album. Every song has a verse and a chorus. There are interchangeable moments of complexity, interesting melodies throughout, and a feeling of elevation and clarity in the choruses. Heba Kadry mixed it to sound as though it’s played through “a stereo in a mysterious room.”

Following early single, ‘Jupiter’, ‘Year of Love’ presents Hval’s gorgeous vocals and rhythmical, overflowing lyrics atop a percussive landscape akin to Paul Simon’s The Rhythm Of The Saints. It’s a song based on a true story of a proposal happening in front of Hval while she was performing a few years ago. “For me, this experience was very troubling,”says Hval. “It confronted me with the fact that I am also married. What does that detail from my private life say about me as an artist? ‘Year of Love’ asks, who am I as an artist? Do my private actions betray my work and voice?”

Albums of Note:

— Alex Cameron – Oxy Music

— Ethan P. Flynn – Universal Deluge EP

— Ghost – Impera

— Jenny Hval – Classic Objects

— LOOP – Sonancy

— Maia Friedman (of Dirty Projectors) – Under the New Light

— Nicolas Rage – Personal Party EP

— Widowspeak – The Jacket

—  Rex Orange County – Who Cares

Albums Released – March 11th:

— A. Billi Free & The Lasso – Holy Body Roll

— ADULT. – Becoming Undone (Physical Release)

— Airacobra – Midwestern Steel

— Alex Cameron – Oxy Music

— Ali Sperry – In Front Of Us

— Amber Lewis – Lips & Teeth

— Apollo Ghosts – Pink Tiger

— Arkaik – Labyrinth of Hungry Ghosts

— ATALHOS – A Tentação do Fracasso

— August Royals – Inhaler EP

— Axel Flóvent – Coexist EP

— Bastard – Rotten Blood

— Bastards of Soul – Corners

— Benny The Butcher– Tana Talk 4

— Black Mekon – We’ve Learned Nothing

— Bodega – Broken Equipment

— BOYO – Echoes Like Memories

— Brad Armstrong – Heart Like a Sigil

— Brandon Boyd (of Incubus) – Echoes and Cocoons

— Bryan Adams – So Happy It Hurts

— Carol Lipink – Goddess of Imperfection

— Charlie Collins – Undone

— Cherokee Rose – Buckskin (Reissue)

— Cherokee Rose – To All the Wild Horses (Reissue)

— Clementine Was Right – Cant Get Right With the Darkness

— Curses – Incarnadine

— Dallas Woods – Julie’s Boy

— Dead Lord – Dystopia EP

— Disassembler – A Wave From A Shore

— The Districts – Great American Painting

— Drake White – The Optimystic

— Drug Church – Hygiene

— E-L-R – Vexier

— Elanor Moss – Citrus EP

— Eli Degibri – Henri and Rachel

— Ella Henderson – Everything I Didn’t Say

— Elzhi + Georgia Anne Muldrow – Zhigeist

— Ethan P. Flynn – Universal Deluge EP

— exociety – deception falls

— Ferris & Sylvester – Superhuman

— Franz Ferdinand – Hits To The Head

— Fly Anakin – Frank

— The Get Up Kids – On A Wire (Vinyl Reissue)

— Ghost – Impera

— Glacier Veins – Lunar Reflection

— Goose (BE) – Endless

— Gorerotted – Only Tools and Corpses (Vinyl Reissue)

— Gorged Afterbirth – Got GOre?

— Grateful Dead – Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 4—From Egypt with Love

— Hank Williams – I’m Gonna Sing: The Mother’s Best Gospel Radio Recordings

— Hellblind – A Plague On All Your Hoses EP

— HO99O9 – Skin

— Holo – In Limbo EP

— Hoodoo Gurus – Chariot of the Gods

— The Human Tornado – Love Is Démodé

— In Aphelion – Moribund

— Interesting Times Gang – Are We Ok EP

— Irma Thomas – Full Time Woman—The Lost Cotillion Album

— Jackson Dean – Greenbroke

— Jameszoo – Blind

— Jeremy Ivey – Invisible Pictures

— Jessica Wilde – Sober, Wasted, Wasted, Sober

— Johan Lenox – WDYWTBWYGU

— John Moods – Autoplay EP

— Junk Drawer – The Dust Has Come To Stay EP

— Kalisway – Hit ‘Em With The Funk

— Kee Avil – Crease

— Khazali – The Rush EP

— Khontkar, Downtown Dion & Harry Fraud – Fire Department

— Kishi Bashi – 151a (10th Anniversary Edition)

— Konvent – Call Down The Sun

— The Lazy Eyes – Songbook

— The Lied To’s – The Worst Kind of New

— Lil Durk – 7220

— Lily Meola – Daydream EP

— LOOP – Sonancy

— Maia Friedman (of Dirty Projectors) – Under the New Light

— Maneka – Dark Matters

— Mary Simich – How Does One Begin

— Massage – Oh Boy (Reissue)

— Men Without Hats – Again, Pt. 2

— Messa – Close

— MoE – The Crone

— Mooski – Melodic Therapy

— The Mysterines – Reeling

— NAPPYNAPPA – ONDAMICUNDERDACOZMIKLYTZ

— Nequient – Darker Than Death Or Night

— New Horizon – Gate of the Gods

— Nick Mono – The Sun Won’t Stay After Summer EP

— Nicolas Rage – Personal Party EP

— The Ninth Wave – Heavy Like A Headache

— Orion Sun – Getaway EP

— Paul Cherry – Back on the Music

— Phebe Starr – Heavy Metal Flower Petal

— Pillaging Villagers – Pillaging Villagers

— Pink Siifu – GUMBO’! DELUXE’!

— PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project (Vinyl Reissue)

— PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project – Demos

— Ramesh (of Voxtrot) – Eternal Spring

— Reyna – Now, Now EP

— riela – llorar y perrear EP

— Rex Orange County – WHO CARES?

— Rust n’ Rage – One For The Road

— Scotty Sire – MOOD SWINGS

— Set It Off – Elsewhere

— Shadow Universe – Subtle Realms, Subtle Worlds

— Sheenseea – Alpha

— Sidious – Blackest Insurrection

— Sidus Atrum – Spiral Of Life

— Sophia Marie – Foreigner EP

— Sparkling – This Is My Life / Das Ist Mein Leben / C´est Ma Vie EP

— The Sully Band – Let’s Straighten It Out!

— Summer Salt – The Juniper Songbook

— Summer Walker – Still Over It (Vinyl Release)

— Swim Deep – Familiarise Yourself With Your Closest Exit EP

— SYK – Pyramiden

— Tanya Tagaq – Tongues

— Tapani Rinne & Juha Mäki-Patola – Open

— TAYLOR ALXNDR – 1993 EP

— Team Me – Something In The Making

— Theodore – The Voyage

— Thomas Headon – Victoria EP

— Tony Price – Mark VI

— Trey Anastasio (of Phish) – Mercy

— The Tronosonic Experience – The Shadow Pt 1

— UPSAHL – This Is My First Live Album

— Various Artists – The Black Joy Experience Vol. 2

— Various Artists – Sleepless in Seattle OST (Vinyl Reissue)

— Various Artists – You’ve Got Mail OST (Vinyl Reissue)

— Viji – Cali EP

— Widowspeak – The Jacket

— The Wiggles – ReWiggled

— Wolves At The Gate – Eulogies

— Yayoyanoh – Yayoyanoh EP

— Young Guv – Guv III

Categories: Album of the Week, Header, Music

Tagged as:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.