Texture Of Words (Orange Version)

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The upcoming Olicía album LIQUID LINES is a two version double album - two records, two versions of each track, two moods, two colours.

"Texture Of Words (Orange Version)" describes the discomfort and pain that sits under your skin when words remain unspoken for years. It's about how difficult communication can be at times. An ever-growing, heavy cloud forms between two people, everything inwardly fights against the silence. They are close and yet they often cannot find access to one another. Melancholy and gnawing pain - and yet in the foreground: floating lightness. Maybe to hide the deep sadness behind it all?

The violet version of this track has been our starting point. Out of that composition derived this orange version. We translated the vocal arpeggio line that you can hear in the violet version into a synthetic expression and formed the arrangement around it.

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The texture of words, unspoken words
It hurts on and under my skin
A ceiled mouth, it can not give
but it can’t take either
And we starve of a loss of words

The texture of words, unspoken words
It feels cold on and under my skin
The things you don’t say, they hover above
And they build up, they build up
And we starve of a loss of words

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released August 3, 2021
composed and performed by Olicía (Fama M'Boup & Anna-Lucia Rupp)
recorded at Monoton Studios by Miles DeIaco
mixed by Jakob Hegner
mastered by Jacob Korn (tailout)
artwork by Carl-Johannes Schulze & Jacob Stoy

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Olicía Berlin, Germany

it rings, buzzes & booms when two women have more than two voices, you want to burst when loops, synthesizers, basslines and percussion take over when outfits match the texture of sound your eyes and ears fuse when orchestrated voices enwrap you like velvet and gold it clashes, hums & dances

Anna-Lucia Rupp - voc, fx, guit, pocketpno, qarqaba

Fama M’Boup - voc, fx, kora, dr pad, asalato, qarqaba
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