Founded in 2017, the Swedish imprint Moloton started out as an outlet for the growing experimental music scene in Stockholm. The label has to-date released six tape cassettes and two vinyl EPs by artists like Sonja Tofik, Mar-llena, Nev Lilit, Hegira Moya and Atonet.
For the label’s ninth outing, they’re welcoming Orphan Ann with their debut LP ‘The Practice of Surrender’.
The duo, consisting of DIY veteran Anja Enerud (Masskultur collective) and Sofia Al Rammal Sturdza (SARS, Född Död) burst onto the scene with their pitch-black take on synth music, combining sharp, penetrating vocal chants with atonal drones and haunting drum machine patterns. Orphan Ann has previously released their music on the Danish label Posh Isolation, where they contributed with four tracks to the ‘You And Me Now’ cassette compilation. They have been performing their live show at various stages around the world, including MUTEK in Mexico City and Norbergfestival in Sweden.
‘The Practice of Surrender’ consists of nine tracks, all recorded, produced and mixed by the duo themselves in their studio collective Tropiska Föreningen in Stockholm and is set to be released on January 25th 2019. It is indubitably a proof of a healthy Stockholm scene, where both Moloton and Orphan Ann are leading the way, pushing the Swedish experimental sound forward with a glare.
A1 – Vi är överallt
A2 – The Practice of Surrender
A3 – Du kommer aldrig nära igen
A4 – Den stora knullfesten
A5 – Märkt
B1 – Marching Men
B2 – Fever
B3 – Я уезжаю
B4 – När vi såg genom glas
Release date: 25th January 2019
Order via: www.moloton.com/releases/