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  • Summary: Produced by John Parish, the Norwegian artist's latest release was influenced by a sound and light installation commissioned in 2011.
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  1. Nov 15, 2013
    90
    Innocence Is Kinky is a remarkable album, one which delves beneath the surface and returns with something both seductive and strange.
  2. May 24, 2013
    90
    It’s in her artwork’s texture that Hval’s voice fascinates.
  3. Jun 6, 2013
    90
    Innocence is Kinky might be a more clear distillation of Hval’s vision, but that’s only because the gaze is fixed so intently from performer to perpetrator.
  4. May 24, 2013
    80
    Disturbingly sensual stuff. [Jun 2013, p.99]
  5. Jun 5, 2013
    80
    Self-reflective and conceptually probing, it demands and sustains repeated listenings. [May 2013, p.55]
  6. May 30, 2013
    80
    She is expressing something ineffable in a way that is consumable and still interesting: the album as starting point, a work that grows with the listener--the gateway drug to thinking differently.
  7. Aug 2, 2013
    76
    It may be difficult to listen to, and even harder to stomach, but there is great reward in focusing on what happens in this deceptively hushed landscape that Hval has built, because for all its use of soft atmospherics and gentle, eiderdown-laced vocals, the album ultimately betrays the implication of a lifetime of misuse beneath its soothing dulcet tones and restrained palettes.

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