What efforts or sacrifices did you have to make to improve or bring your album to fruition ?
Since the members of the group did not all live in the same region, the difficulties encountered were linked to geographic distance. This mainly concerned the periods of creation and rehearsals before recording. The latter took place over several days, on a voluntary basis. We chose this configuration because it is the easiest. And we have fun together, it makes us vibrate ! Sometimes it takes effort, that’s true. They relate to our family lives and our other respective projects.
Your best memory in the studio or live ?
We have a lot of good memories !!! For our first album “Osni”, the recording with Didier Malherbe at the Studio Music Unit in Paris will remain etched in our memories.
Othello : Personally I have always been a big fan of the group HADOUK TRIO (like the whole group) and I dreamed of setting up a group where we find this energy, and this poetry. When we were in the studio with Didier Malherbe, I was like a kid with open eyes and heart, amazed. Didier is an incredible musician and a generous human being. He knows how to listen and express the emotion of his play, his music with finesse and poetry.
For “Seed of Crystal”: We recorded in a huge character house in Berry in a mobile studio as we like to do. A superb natural setting for creation. It was great to be able to go from recording mode to that of nature without transition. Live, one of our fondest memories is the “Aboriginal Dream” festival, the osmosis that there is in this festival is just incredible! And above all, this is where the band was born, so it makes sense to us.
Editor’s note : also note that OLOJi played at the HANDPAN FESTIVAL, in Mèze in 2018, which amazed and conquered the public !