They write their songs 650km apart, in box-rooms. Linus in Umeå and Johan in Stockholm. No wonder the music feels like a letter to a long-lost friend.
To listen to Fabula is to see oneself as a child, when you ran across the grassy lawn, captured by a shaky hand-camera. When you fell down, got comforted, fell asleep. And when you see yourself through this warm, yellow filter of childhood you are happy. You are happy but also afraid. Because you can see how easily you fall.
Fabula floats up through a low-key frame of pop that shapes into a collage of details, childhood cassette samplings, glockenspiel, and vocal harmonies. To Old Amica a melody is not enough, because they want something more. And the songs want to be heard more than once - it is like digging up a treasure chest - and that treasure is filled with an anxious longing for something you fear was only a dream.
Moonpalace Records, 2014
released April 15, 2014
Written, recorded and mixed by Old Amica.
Mastered by Jonathan Dakers.