Anna Lann: The ‘Monday Is Okay’ Mix
On Monday we like to do things a little differently… After the excess of the weekend it can be nice to ease into the week with something a little more subtle and contained.
This month marks the release of a new EP on Ransom Note Records, one of which we are very proud of. Anna Lann is a multidisciplinary artist, producer, musician and disc jockey who caught our ear upon first listen. Her teasing take on pop music left us intrigued and inspired, it offered something very different amidst a market which can become heavily saturated and repetitive. Latvian born and Tel-Aviv based she is well versed across an artisitic spectrum working as a composer, singer, videographer, visual artist, dancer and beyond. There are no bounds.
'Embodiment', Anna’s first EP on Ransom Note Records, does its utmost to evade description, existing in a state of perpetual motion and terminal formlessness. Over four singular tracks she projects a thrilling blend of techno, experimental electronics and left-field pop music, realised in pristine and often brutal sound design.
As such we invited her to contribute to our mix series, Monday is now okay.
Please introduce yourself… who are you, where are you and what are you?
Hi, my name is Anna Lann, i'm at my studio in Tel Aviv. I am a multidisciplinary artist and musician.
With the help of Google Image Search…. show us what your music sounds like?
Where was the mix recorded?
The mix was recorded during a stormy afternoon in exotic Jaffa, under a hovering palm tree.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Please refer to the image above.
What should we be wearing?
Please. Refer. To. The. Image. Above.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
'Etherodiophone Romantique' by Chino 'Goia' Sornisi, not only because it's a beautiful piece of music, but also due to the unusual life story of the composer.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Please don't make me choose.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
My first set up was a …
Now – i play with Pioneer cdj's.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
The way i see it, they both serve as liminal points, with everything happening in between, so they are equally important.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Hokkaido Black Watermelon.
If it was an animal what would it be?
Turritopsis dohrnii (the immortal jellyfish)
Upcoming in the world of Anna Lann?
EP release with my darlings at 'Ransom Note Records', i'm sure you've heard of them, an unplugged live performance in a Church, a performance at the Inbal Theater and at the Design Museum, an exiting collaboration with C.A.R etc etc, stay tuned.
Anything else we need to discuss?
You tell me.
Buy the new EP HERE.
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