Jenny Hval has in recent years made a name for herself as a recording artist and writer both in her native Norway and abroad. Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval’s polyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Her artistic voice is altogether present, accessible and obscurely complex at the same time.
Hval released her first two albums under the alias Rockettothesky (an alias named after her very first recorded song in 1999, and slayed with the greatest pleasure in 2010). She has since recorded four albums and one EP under her own name: Viscera, Innocence Is Kinky, Apocalypse, girl, Blood Bitch and The Long Sleep EP. Her last three releases have been co-produced by noise legend Lasse Marhaug and herself.
She made her debut as a writer with the novel Perlebryggeriet in 2009 (which will be published in English in October 2018 as Paradise Rot). The less genre friendly Inn i ansiktet followed in 2012. Her third book and second novel, Å hate Gud, was published in August 2018. She has worked on a number of collaborations, sound pieces, compositions, productions and performances.