Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden are Lost Girls. They have been recording Feeling since 2014, when Håvard was getting really tired of the idea that improv recordings need to be documentation, "true" to a live performance. Meanwhile, Jenny was tired of "representation" in her part of the musical spectrum––of pop music being something that needs to represent you.
Together, Lost Girls wanted to go deeper into the chaos of composition, creating longer pieces inspired by analogue synths, radio plays, the lightness and intimacy of Robert Ashley's music, and the complexity of technology permeating their daily lives. They wanted to let the music be transparent and open, able to consider and reconsider its own paths. The sound of someone changing their mind.
Over the course of it's four tracks, Jenny Hval creates a richly intimate aural space on "The Long Sleep", music that wraps around the listener, soothing, calming, whispering secrets and solipsisms...
An absolutely devastating, beautiful, horrifying project. Clips of old jazz transformed into a terrifying journey into dementia. It was a brutal 6 hours, but I am thankful for the experience. bongwaterboy