Museum

Composed, performed and produced by Manu Louis (2018)

Guests:
Heidi Heidelberg : Vocals
Adi Gelbart : Organ
Greg Tirtiaux : Saxophones
Yann Lecollaire : Clarinets
Nyllo Canela : Percussions

Voc. recorded at The Famous Gold Watch
Mix : Dirk Dresselhaus
Mastering : Rashad Becker

Artwork: Arnau Pascual Ledesma

Cream Parade / 2019

“Manu Louis is a Belgian with a subversive spring in his step” Late Junction, BBC (U.K.)

"Odd pop genius" 15 Questions (U.K.)

 

"Extra groovy music to make the lunacy be all nicely balanced out!" Yeah I know It sucks (U.S.A.)

 

"The Underground Stromae" Le Soir (Bel)

 

"Louis tackles the social and political currents that run through this release with spirited satire, much like Zappa did back in the 80s, which is to say that the super-funky sounds veil existential observations" God is in the TV (U.K.)

 

"A pilotless journey in fact, into the all-consuming matrix, an augur alarm before it’s all too late” Monolith Cocktail (U.K.)

 

“Manu "funk Sinatra" Louis, (...) travel around the world with a double goal in mind: make his listeners thinking and dancing until they die  Jazz Around (Bel)

 

"If you're in the mood for something fresh, a bit off-balanced and with personality disorder, but which sounds like the author perfectly knows what he's doing, then you should give "Cream Parade" a chance" Laboratorium Muzycznych Fuzji (Pol)

 

"Funky, funny and now and then a little churned up. Like a dignified evening in the Berlin nightlife" CURT (Deu)

 

"Sometimes, the beauty of art lies within the things you can’t grip or comprehend. Sometimes, music which plays with both familiar elements and progressive, experimental ideas can reach this special beauty with the tensions those two contrasts provide. It’s kind of a struggle sometimes, but if the artist can strike the right balance, there is symbiosis to achieve. Belgian-born and now Berlin-resident Manu Louis is such an artist. "  Everything is noise (U.K.)

 

“An album of such density that it bridges the gap between thought provoking and accessible”  Dancing About Architechture (U.K.)

 

"A wonderful album to listen to full of swinging music, which is a mix of jazz, electro and dance"  New Underground Music (Bel)

 

 

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In Cream Parade, his new album (Igloo Rec.), Manu’s voice gives words to a narrator obsessed by social and existential disorientation. The parade is conducted by the Unnamable, a nebulous shadow, a cream made of a President’s organ check-up, a love song about data storage, Internet kissing goodbye to the human race, or rebirthing as a tardigrade.