Ana Lola Roman is a Multi-Instrumentalist, Sound Designer, Choreographer, Singer/Songwriter in Brooklyn, New York and Berlin, Germany. To categorize her music is difficult, but her compositions command a physical effort on part of the listener, be it through dance or reflection. Her striking visual presentations and inventive recording process has made Roman a subject for directors, photographers, and conceptual video artists in both the USA and Europe.
Many of Roman’s samples and beats were recorded inside the hidden landmark of TEUFELSBERG, an abandoned CIA station located outside of Berlin and in New York City. During this process Roman began to overlay vocals with percussive piano rhythms, bass guitar and self programmed synthesizers and drum machines. In March, 2010 she toured Germany, Austria, and Denmark armed with what she calls “a rough guerilla sample of songs” on the EP “Kreuz Wave” that sold out at shows across in Europe. She garners her influences from flamenco, tango, classical, Cuban “Son” music, 80’s pop, modern dance, Sheffield synthpop, Industrial, Flexi-Pop, Cabaret Voltaire, Severed Heads, and German minimal wave.
Since May 2010 Roman has resided in Williamsburg, Brooklyn concentrating on writing more songs. Recently TOM ELLARD, founding member of the 80’s Australian experimental electronic group SEVERED HEADS gave Roman his approval to cover and remix two songs he released in the mid-80’s. JEAN LUC SINCLAIR, producer, sound engineer, and recording assistant for the likes of TRENT REZNOR and SCISSOR SISTERS have joined her in the process. Sinclair, Ellard and Roman have since been collaborating throughout the current recording process for her upcoming full length album to be released in early 2011.