Lulu In Suspension (0S​.​027)

by Olivia Louvel

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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
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Dress Up 04:07
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
3.
For Love 03:14
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...
4.
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
5.
One Day 04:05
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
6.
Das Blut 1 00:34
7.
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
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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
9.
My Shapes 03:48
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
10.
Chicago 03:08
In Chicago, let’s go somewhere Let’s go
11.
Das Blut 2 04:32

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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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