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Antennas to Heaven: Meshes of Voice

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Your weekly submersion into new and experimental music.

It’s all in the name. Meshes of Voice sees the pairing of Norwegians Jenny Hval and Susanna Wallumrod in musical symbiosis, using their largely unadulterated vocals to present a strong collection of powerfully dark songs, highlighting the fragilities and strengths of the human voice.

A capella sing-alongs this is not; folk and black metal atmospherics dovetail the majority of the 15-track album. After all, one couldn’t expect a pairing of two Norwegian musicians not to pay homage to one of their country’s most well known musical exports.

‘I Have Walked This Body’ wades through dense movements of noise and drone that underline the duo’s rising angelic vocals. Later, it shifts into almighty wails that cut boldly through the murk, capturing an ancient feel of a fossilized sound lain dormant for centuries.