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This Week’s Selections

By Victoria Hoseth

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First up: Today Jenny Hval releases her fourth album Blood Bitch. With complex and thoughtful lyrics this album appears to be one of her most personal records yet. The album is released via Su Tissue in Norway and Sacred Bones internationally. “Female Vampire” is the lead track on this record which is also a surreal fictitious concept album, containing images seen through a 70s horror film.

 

22th of September the Norwegian experimental jazz band Jaga Jazzist presented the exclusive Late Junction Mixtape “Radio Jaga” at BBC Radio 3. “Radio Jaga” includes thirty minutes of unbroken music, where each track is chosen by a different band-member. Over the years they have collaborated with everyone from Motorpsycho to Britten Sinfonia to Tahiti 80, and this mixtape shows the band’s diversity.

It’s also busy on the singles front this week. Una Sand (currently in LA, participating at Music Norway’s masterclass) single “You & I” is a promising career debut for the emerging singer-songwriter. Until now she has been writing songs for others, but now she’s ready to present her first official single. Listen here.

Back in Norway, Christel Alsos celebrates her 10th anniversary as an artist, and marks it by releasing her fourth studio album in late September. “Something good” feat. Thomas Dybdahl is the second taste of the upcoming album, after the single “Milestone” made a great success on the radio this summer. Listen here.

Samsaya released the brand new single “Like me”. This pop- and R&B-oriented song is referred to as her best sounding effort to date. It is the artists first track to be released in 2016, and it feels good to have her back. Listen here.

Bergen’s heavy metal quartet Sahg is out with the new album Memento Mori, and we recommend you to check out the song “Black Unicorn”!

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