January 26, 2017
“Only an intervention by women around the world … could possibly alter our species’ desperate course.”
ANOHNI is set to release new EP Paradise on 10″ vinyl as a companion piece to last year’s provocative LP Hopelessness.
Rekindling that album’s collaborations with Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never, the EP contains six tracks of new material and songs that have appeared in recent live shows. The portraits used as visuals during these live shows now adorn the EP’s cover artwork.
In line with the political, social and environmental themes of Hopelessness, ANOHNI also released a statement around the release which says Donald Trump’s new presidency shows that “the skills encouraged in men by their biologies and the tools that boys master in the playground have not equipped them to deal with the unprecedented global crisis we are now facing.”
Released via Secretly Canadian and Rough Trade, you can pre-order Paradise on 10″ here ahead of its official 17th March street date. See the artwork, tracklist and statement in full below.
01. In My Dreams
03. Jesus Will Kill You
06. She Doesn’t Mourn Her Loss
Her gentle touch
My Father’s Hands
Rest on my Throat
“Our new leaders hope to crush our spirits and expedite ecocide in the name of virulent progress, consumerism and false security. Like Jihadis, many capitalists and Christians compulsively seek to facilitate a righteous “holy war”, or apocalypse.
For millennia, Men have enslaved women and attempted to appropriate female creative power, re-casting themselves as gods and creators. This assault continues today in the forms of ruthless wealth and mineral extraction, genetic engineering, mass surveillance and war mongering.
But as Donald Trump and his cabinet now demonstrate, the skills encouraged in men by their biologies and the tools that boys master in the playground have not equipped them to deal with the unprecedented global crisis we are now facing.
Mothers, your sons are trapped in a nightmare; they are not capable of responsibly negotiating the destructive agency that they now wield.
More profound even than a crime against humanity, fathers and sons now compulsively prepare to commit ecocide, in a final and irreversible assault upon creation itself.
Only an intervention by women around the world, with their innate knowledge of interdependency, deep listening, empathy and self-sacrifice, could possibly alter our species’ desperate course.”
– ANOHNI, January 2017