Single & Print • Digital • 2023
artwork by Gunther Kleinert
“The Frame” is the first of a series we call "Out of the Blue".
It is a cycle of collaborative singles with artists from other disciplines. It is Olicía’s result of collaborating with Hamburg based designer and generative artist Gunther Kleinert, who in return created a graphic artwork based on audio signals converted into visual structures and amending them with pigmented ink. “The Frame” has unconventional melody lines, long arcs, an angularity inspired by visual expressions, and slight traces of 90ies Grunge transferred into Olicía’s aesthetic universe of voices, loops, analogue synths and acoustic guitar.
“We were thinking about, what it would be like to climb across the frame and into a painting – slight tendencies of Alice in her colorful wonderland, escape from daily routine into a song, walking around the corner and finding yourself with a completely new perspective of your once-familiar surroundings”, is how Fama M’Boup describes Olicía’s approach to the song.
Gunther Kleinert explains his process as follows: “My approach was to form ‘groups’ of instruments or vocals in order to deconstructively depict a graphic arrangement of the song. I was hoping to create an aesthetic image that makes it possible to visually experience the song as a whole - sxomething that would normally not be possible because of the linear chronological nature of listening to music.”
The whole audiovisual process of song and graphic artwork can be experienced in an animated digital Augmented Reality Layer. You can purchase the digital track as well as the artwork by Gunther Kleinert on our label shop.