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Moonilena - Minnet LP

This debut-LP is structured like a long-form piece split up into smaller parts, constructed with manipulated field recordings, synthesis experimentations, layered harmonies and textured sound design. One gets the sense the material journeys through a narrative in disarray, depicted through numerous undisclosed, ambiguous perspectives — there are parts that are melodic, radiant and vaguely warm, like suddenly having tuned in to an imprint of some long-forgotten person’s experiences, distorted by the current of time. At other times, you are presented cold, solitary iterations of synthesis, as if you were stranded within the dormant memory of a digital archive.

A shift in workflow, overall tone and instrumentation from her earlier solo releases makes itself apparent on ‘Minnet’, a thoroughly cohesive piece-as-an-album that simultaneously manages to feel like a collection of diversified ideas, which makes for an engaging listen.
Composed, recorded and produced by Marlena Salonen in Stockholm 2021-2022. Front cover art by Lisa Liljeström. Mastered by Johannes Ahlberg.

Special thanks to Linus Hillborg and Lap-See Lam. Produced with financial support from the Swedish Arts Council.
Moloton, 2024