Papercup Records

LIV ALMA oscillates between fragile vocals, scratchy electric guitar, and sound-manipulated samples. She creates loopy songs that are sometimes light, sometimes weird, and emerge as skillfully unskilled. Growing up in Rüsselsheim (Hessian), Johanna Klein came into contact with various instruments at an early age. Starting with classical piano, she eventually discovered jazz and improvisation. She learned saxophone and deepened her relationship with it by studying at the Cologne University of Music and Dance. Guitar and vocals have played a subordinate role so far; in the lockdown and a four-week quarantine, first song sketches and ideas materialized, which ultimately led to the founding of her solo project LIV ALMA. Together with the Cologne drummer and producer Jan Philipp, Johanna now produces pieces that range between pop, noise, and leftfield.


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