DB: For those new to you, can I have some background?
F: Hi Damian, I am a producer from the United Kingdom, producing under the pseudonym of ‘Ficci’. I started becoming interested in electronic/bass-music a little over two years ago and decided to start investing in producing.
DB: The music is very full, and there’s a real discernible pleasure not only in the choice of instruments but the way they’re used… there’s a certain ‘grain’ in piano and guitar that sits really well against certain things like beats and layers of sound for eg.
F: As a producer of a genre that is heavily reliant upon synthesis and digital sound, taking things back to good old fashioned
instrumentation is the best way to keep a track alive and satisfying for the listener.
As you say, there is an unparalleled tone in real instruments, like pianos and guitars that is seldom impossible to replicate digitally. I don’t like to get too technical with these topics because it begins to sound as if I use a calculator to make tracks but in essence I think producers need to start introducing that musical element back into their work.
DB: It is just you we hear on your music or…
F: I do produce on my own with the help of a few vocalists. Other than that the sounds you are hearing are coming through me.
DB: following that, it always caught me that some bands used certain environments to record, like Led Zep in a big old country house, stuff like that. If you could record in a big space would that appeal?
F: I think the only reason I’d like to do it would to try and make something inspired by the space.
I’d like to produce a track while in Tokyo.
DB: What are five tunes killing you?
F: Massive Attack ‘Butterfly Caught’
Thomas Newman ‘Any Other Name’
Jakatta ‘Home Away From You’
The Boy Child ‘For You, My Love’
DB: What’s a studio session in history you wish you could’ve been at?
F: When Brian Eno was creating his classic track ‘An Ending [Ascent]’. It’s difficult to grasp how much emotion it’s possible to create through a few pads.
DB: Release info?
F: Ficci ‘You Shine’ Ft. Snowflake (Two-Track Single)
Coming to Loodma Recordings 26/09/2012