Lulu In Suspension (0S​.​027)

by Olivia Louvel

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Olivia Louvel, who you might remember from her work with Paul Kendall under the The Digital Intervention moniker, has just launced two new videos taken from tracks on her April 2008 released album "Lulu in suspension". You can view thevideos for "For love" and "Chicago" below. Composed, programmed and performed by Olivia Louvel "Lulu in suspension" also holds Kendall's voice on "The New Blonde". The release was mixed by Paul Kendall in The Boiler Room and in The Thin Line, West Sussex, UK. That's right, the studio of Alan Wilder (Recoil).

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Il y a dans les disques de Olivia Louvel autant de pénombres et de lumières diffuses que dans les ruelles des films de Fritz Lang. Et l’on trouve dans ses compositions une autre notion du temps, une autre notion de la musique électronique, à qui elle donne aujourd’hui une nouvelle voix.

Qualifiée tour à tour de «digitale diseuse», d’ «electronic diva», parfois comparée à une «Björk Mutante», Olivia Louvel revient aujourd’hui dans les sphères de l’ambiant expérimental, après deux albums, le premier réalisé par Paul Kendall sous l’avatar The Digital Intervention (” Capture”  paru en 2003 sur le label Ici d’Ailleurs) et sa première réalisation “Luna Parc Hotel” sorti sur le label Autrichien  Angelika KÖhlermann (2006).

Intense, vibrante et souvent improbable, Olivia Louvel a su se forger une personnalité musicale hors pairs.Elle livre ici aujourd’hui son travail le plus étonnant, une fable musicale inspirée par Louise Brooks et son livre “Lulu in Hollywood”.

Star étrange des années phares du film muet, Louise Brooks sert aujourd’hui de point de départ à « Lulu In Suspension », un parallèle écorché avec la vie de l’actrice transposée dans le théâtre contemporain d’Olivia. Une scène ouverte sur un monde où l’auditeur est transporté de Hollywood à Berlin, sans filet, sans références, comme le témoin d’une avance rapide sur le film d’une vie. Celle d’Olivia et de Louise Brooks, intimement mêlée dans une intrigue multiface, où la petite française chante un “Hollywood Babylon”, où le spectre du Berlin des années trente transpire la Californie de David Lynch.

Paul Kendall a mixé l’album, on retrouve ici la finesse de ses traitements sonores.
Récit d’une lente dérive, autant sonique  qu’historique, « Lulu In Suspension »  transcende l’exercice de style et dépasse l’idée de la bande son virtuelle, pour nous offrir un voyage dont seul la voix unique d’Olivia vous montrera la sortie.

Stéphane Hervé
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Olivia Louvel - Lulu In Suspension Optical Sound
"I do not behave, I just enjoy"; trotzdem sind es meist halbtote Grooves, die uns durch Louvels erdachte Glamourwelt führen und ihr Alter Ego Lulu zu jedem Hedonismus verführen. Wäre da nicht das getragenes, semi-nuttige Englisch der Französin mit charmantem Akzent, das zu warnen scheint vor dem Bösen im Dunkeln, vor dem Leid nach der Freude und der Zwietracht nach dem Kuß. Weniger ausgeklügelt, aber teilweise spannender und um einiges bedrohlicher als z.B. Portishead, textlich um etwas depressiver und kaputter. Liebe bleibt verschmutzt oder bezahlt und wenn überhaupt poppt das Glück frühestens am Morgen auf. "Let's go to a club somewhere in Berlin ... she's living all the time in suspension". So sieht's aus, das Paradies liegt nicht im Staub und nicht im Gold, erkennen würde sie es eh nicht. Angenehmes Album, sehr schönes Digipack. Endet mit verdammt feinen vier Minuten-Version des Stückes "Das Blut", bedrückender wirds bei Lynch auch nicht.
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released October 23, 2007

Composed, programmed and performed by Olivia Louvel
Voice on The New Blonde performed by Paul Kendall
Produced by Olivia Louvel
Additional production on Dress Up, The New Blonde, One Day, Club Tanzerin by Paul Kendall Mixed by Paul Kendall in The Boiler Room and in The Thin Line, West Sussex, UK Mastered by TG Parker at DizzyLab Factory

This record would have not seen the light of day * without Paul, Alan and Pierre Belouin
Thank you guys!
Thanks to Guy for mastering my album
Thanks to Claire & Olivier at Digital Baobab for the graphic design
Thanks to Louise
* or maybe it would have taken ages…

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Track Name: Lulu à Hollywood
There’s a love for every Lulu in Hollywood
Don’t deprive yourself, do what you want,
when you want
Lulu à
Lulu à Hollywood
Lulu
Lulu à
Lulu à Hollywood
Lulu
To woo somebody
There’s a love for every Lulu in Hollywood
Take my love
There’s a love in Hollywood
There’s a love love love
There’s a love in Hollywood, in Hollywood
Lulu à Hollywood
Lulu à
Lulu à Hollywood
Lulu
Take my love, take my love
Lulu à
Lulu à Hollywood
Lulu
Track Name: Dress Up
The fish has been captured put in a plastic bag
To be sold
To be sold
I take myself for what I’m not
Wear a lovely little dress
To be sold
To be sold
It’s been raining all day
I make my best not to fall - not to fall
I’ve got to dress up for love
I’ve got to dress up for love
I’ve got to dress up for love
For love dress up
For love
I’ve got to dress up for love
Dress up
I’m gonna go to the cinema
They play a film called Lulu
Cessez de marcher comme ça
The fish has been captured put in a plastic bag
To be sold
To be sold
Lots of make up, I wear lots of make up, lots of make up
Wear a lovely little dress
Not to fall
I’ve got to dress up for love
I’ve got to dress up for love
I’m gonna play it very naughty
I’m gonna give it to you
I’m gonna give what you want to buy
Is it right? Is it what you want?
I’m gonna play it very naughty
Is it right? Is it what you want to buy?
For love, for love
Is it right? Is it what you wanna buy?
From me
Track Name: For Love
Is it right? Is it what you wanna buy?
Love
Is it right? Is it what you wanna buy?
Is it right? Is it what you wanna buy?
Love...
Track Name: The New Blonde
Gentlemen prefer blondes
I only like bleached blondes
Starry face long eyelash
A touch of gloss
A drop of snow to light the look of you
Would you like me to become to blonde?
Become blonde
Would you like me to be?
I want you I want you to be blonde
With long eyelashes floating in the air
Starry face, long eyelash
A touch of gloss to blur the past
Warp to warp warp my life
Why?
Hum, don’t know
You don’t like blonde?
I like bleached blondes, and platinum blondes
So you like all kind of blonde?
I like all kind of blonde who are not blonde
Blonde
She does not suffer
She does nothing
She’s such a child
No sense of sin
Blonde
A touch of gloss to blur the past
Warp to warp, warp my life
I like bleached blondes, platinum blondes,
I only like bleached blondes
Warp my life
I like all kind of blondes who are not blonde
Warp my life
I like bleached blondes, platinum blondes,
I only like bleached blondes
Warp my life
Blonde
A touch of gloss to blur the past
Track Name: One Day
One day, the sky will be light, pale white light
One day
One day, I’ll invent myself for an ultimate quest
One day, one day
One day, my eyes will turn blue, blue as you
One day
Oh
One day
I ‘m not sure of anything
One day, one day, one day
Yes, my tears will slowly faint
Yes, another day will chase this one away
One day, we‘ll slide on the ice,
we won’t feel the cold
One day
One day, I‘ll be wise enough
for another exposure
Exposure
One day
Oh
One day
I ‘m not sure of anything
Yes, my tears will slowly faint
Yes, another day will chase this one away
Away
Track Name: Let's Go To A Club
An easy tune for an easy trip
An easy tune for an easy love
To paradise
The boys are bemused
The girls are amused
The boys, the girls, the boys,
the girls are bemused
The girls
A new form of melancholy
Let’s go to a club somewhere in Chicago,
somewhere in Berlin, somewhere in Chicago,
Let’s go somewhere, let’s go to Chicago
To Chicago
An easy tune for an easy love
An easy trip, trip trip, trick, to paradise,
to paradise
Let’s go to a club somewhere in Chicago,
somewhere in Berlin, somewhere in Chicago,
let’s go somewhere, let’s go to Chicago,
In Chicago
Just a potential for distraction
She’s living all the time in suspension
An easy trip, trip trip, to to paradise,
to to paradise, paradise
Track Name: Club Tanzerin
Eine Club
Ich bin eine Club Tanzerin, eine Club sangerin,
eine Club Tanzerin
Ich bin eine Club Tanzerin, eine Club sangerin,
eine Club Tanzerin, eine Club Tanzerin
Tanz
Dance
Tanzerin
I do not behave, I just enjoy, I do not behave,
I just enjoy
Tanzerin
Eine Club sangerin, eine Club Tanzerin
I do not behave, I do not behave, I just enjoy
Eine Club Club Club
Eine Club Club Club
Eine Club Club Club
Tanzerin
Eine Club sangerin, eine Club Tanzerin
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy
Track Name: My Shapes
My days will be so light
And I don’t care now if you have blanked me
‘cos I will reveal
And no matter what you think
I‘ll be surfing
My shapes, my lines, my luscious skin
And all that pulse that breaks inside of me
And all that pulse that breaks inside of me
The water cleans my skin
But my body’s aching
If you accept it doesn’t hurt
That’s what I keep saying
If you accept it doesn’t hurt
That’s why I keep shifting
‘cos I will reveal stood in front of me
And no matter what you think
I‘ll be surfing
My shapes, my lines, my luscious skin
And all that pulse that breaks inside of me
And all that pulse that breaks inside of me
My shapes
My shapes, my lines, my luscious skin
Oh
‘cos I will reveal
‘cos I will reveal
With only me
Track Name: Chicago
In Chicago, let’s go somewhere
Let’s go