“Liquid Lines” takes on two different forms. There is a regular 10-track digital album on streaming services, whereas the physical album is a 20 track/two disk affair: each LP or CD functioning as an entirely different version of the album with regards to lyrics, instrumentation, grooves, collaboration partners, or even language. It makes for a listening experience that is quite unique: Immersing oneself in the dreamlike variations of these songs as the two women are emphasizing, obscuring or replacing certain elements, oftentimes actually veering off into something completely new and unexpected. That’s how Fama and Anna-Lucia would like this album to be understood - as a reflection on the liquid lines of demarcation of what constitutes a song. And - in the grander scheme - the infinite possibilities that constitute art and life itself. The “Liquid Lines” of tweaking and amending, bending and adjusting, of thinking, unthinking, and rethinking the same thing.
“Liquid Lines” was nominated for the German Jazz Award in the category Best Debut Album in 2021.
Florian Dobler played drums on Outer Space V1 and Lullabies V1
Bertram Burkert played electric guitar and bass on Outer Space V2
Jonas Petry played percussion and tonbak on Outer Space V2
Wencke Wollny played bass clarinet on Pulse V2
Martin Brunbjerg Rasmussen played double bass on Pulse V1
Demian Kappenstein played drums on Pulse V1
Liv Sindler, Evin Kücükali, Tatiana Nova, Max Grüner, Moritz Klatt sang on Lullabies V2
Laura Perrudin played harp on Go Go Go V1
Robin Mouquet wrote the lyrics for Bleu
Instruments played by Anna-Lucia Rupp & Fama M’Boup were:
voice, loops, effects, moog, korg, rhodes, nord, pocket piano, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, asalato, drum pad, mouth percussion, paper, foil, flight case, claps, snaps, qarqaba, alto recorder, claves, whistles, wooden frog, castanets, flex-a-tone, wah wah tubes, old synth that we found at Monoton Studio, construction tube
All songs written by Olicía (Anna-Lucia Rupp and Fama M’Boup)
Recorded during 2020 and 2021 at o-cetera studios, Monoton Studio and Kaiku Studios by Miles Deiaco and Olicía
Mixed by Jakob Hegner
Tape Mastered by Jacob Korn at TailOut Studios
℗ + © 2021 by o-cetera, o-cetera.com, o-cetera003
Artwork by Carl-Johannes Schulze and Jacob Stoy
Photos by Marlene Rahmann
Supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.