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Nude On Sand

Nude On Sand
Jenny Hval - voc, guit
Håvard Volden - guit

The sparse Nude on Sand shows that even bare bones can create an impact.
Kieron Tyler, The arts desk

SOFA has during its 11 years of existence presented many artists who have pushed the boundraries of voice: Sidsel Endresen, Phil Minton, Maja Ratkje and Anita Kaasbøll among others. With Nude on Sand, it is perhaps the lyrics that lead the music in unexpected directions. The project started off in a series of commissioned works, and slowly developed into this fascinating duo. Free folk perhaps? Taku Sugimoto, Shirley Collins, Lou Reed and Diamanda Galas meets up to share blood, and the blood hits the ground to become a little weed called Nude on Sand. Musically, their debut album is stripped, but not minimalist. There are few formal restrictions, allowing the music to shift with a SNAP from naive blues, spoken word and completely fragmented pop songs. The lyrics follow these abrupt shifts with endearing absurdity, representing the blogosphere as much as poetry. The result is essentially vulnerable, exposing a youthful, Beckett-like nakedness.

sun - Mayas/Lauzier/Myhr/Buck - Nude on Sand

2 May 2012 - 21:00

sun: Nils Ostendorf, Laurent Bruttin, Mike Majkowski

: Magda Mayas, Philippe Lauzier, Kim Myhr, Tony Buck

Nude on Sand: Jenny Hval, Håvard Volden