With such a unique project, I’d like to know whether Olicía’s sound was imagined by the musicians before it’s realisation, or whether this sound was the result of exploring alluring concepts.
Fama: I didn’t have any idea of what our first or second EP would sound like.
We started as two people with the same loop station showing each other what we’d found out about the device and we thought it was nice to … develop music with that.
Olicía’s sonic result came while “doing” and while getting to know more about the other person and the electronic stuff that we used to create the music.
We started so small and then added other devices. That was nice because we could figure out what we needed – what was missing – for example, drums. I thought oh, it would be so cool to have a drum pad, so we incorporated [a drum pad]. It grew slowly and naturally. Our sound is still evolving.
Anna-Lucia: we work with so much gear and stuff, our equipment just grows and grows – we don’t know how to transport it from gig to gig anymore! This inspires us and our sound.
But we also learn so much from day to day. Even now [during Corona], we are learning stuff, [Fama is into] voice and electronics, I’m into playing the piano – we’re both finding new sounds by ourselves – it explodes when we show each other what we’ve found. There are so many different explorations – that’s out combined sound.