All songs by Louise Le May
Produced by Louis Philippe and Ken Brake
Arranged by Louis Philippe (The Only Fish arranged by Danny Manners)
Louise Le May - vocals
Louis Philippe - guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, vocals
Danny Manners - keyboards, double bass
Strings on Be My Guru by The Covent Garden String Quartet
Recorded and mixed by Ken Brake at Regal Lane Studios, London.
A Folkwit Records release
"This is quite simply exquisite; sensual and beguiling in the manner – though not style – of Kate Bush, with that kind of Englishness that draws you in like a rose-scented breath. Never slipping into fey quirkiness, even with the fluttering sonic trickery that opens the majestic ‘War With Love’, all the tracks possess a quietly fierce individuality. Maybe ‘individuality’ isn’t quite the word, though, as arranger and multi-instrumentalist Louis Philippe does a magnificent job, with layered vocals and glacial piano to the fore and other instruments – guitar, bass, string quartet – adding texture as necessary." ****
- Oz Hardwick, Rock'n'Reel magazine
"The richness of the vocal, the depth of the instrumentation, always finding new things to reveal. It's just such a natural feeling album. Part dream, part cathartic, wholly inspirational songs."
- Neil King, Fatea magazine
"Not since the debut of Carly Simon have I heard a "girl" with such artistic depth and ability to write a tense series of tonal angles, all packaged quite perfectly in a neat 4 minute song-format"
- Eric Matthews, recording artist
"Absolutely wonderful. What a haunting voice and an equally haunting songwriter. It's brilliant stuff, especially Be My Guru."
- Fredo Viola, singer songwriter and multimedia artist
"A triumph. The arrangements are top-flight."
- Van Dyke Parks, composer/arranger
"This is English music, honest and open. Louise’s songs are strange without being quirky and delivered with a settled assurance. She has the steady delivery of Judee Sill, but the harmonic flavour of Kate Bush or Robert Wyatt."
- Sean O'Hagan, The High Llamas