- FOLKWIT RECORDS -

EP cover photograph - Ken Brake        

 

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