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Le Soir, sept 9th

Francofaune – Carte Blanche


This friday (the 11th of October), for my “carte blanche” during the Chanson Française festival FRANCOFAUNE, at La Vallée we have invited some of my favourite electronic music artist for an evening switching from Experimental Pop to Club music.

On that day, my performance will be split into two small sets with two of my favourite belgian musicians:

  • With Nutter Trumpeter BART MARIS, we will revisit my dryest songs.
  • With les hommes boîtes’ singer CARL ROOSSENS we’ll play the teenage nervous breakdown songs we’ve written the last month

More infos here

London Memories

I had a great week-end in LONDON. Thanks to Club Integral and Resonance FM, . Here are some memories

  • A PODCAST of my performance and interview at Dexter Bentley’s Hello Goodbye Show on Resonance F.M (starts at 1h04)
  • A Great REVIEW by Toxic Chicken on Yes I know it sucks about the Club Integral show at Iklektik (I’m the last one to on the review)
  • An Other PODCAST of my interview on Resonance F.M. on the club integral radioshow

Tardigrade Live

Performed @Brass, Brussels last june

Interview in French

15 Questions

Talking about Cream Parade, the unfortunate coauthorship with the audience and Belgium winning the second world war. Check it here

First Reviews

Extra groovy music to make the lunacy be all nicely balanced out!” Yeah I know It sucks (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)

+++ Complete reviews here +++

New mix at Kiosk Radio

Last tuesday, I spent one hour at the marvelous Kiosk radio in Brussels, playing a selection of tracks around Cream Parade (featuring Gelbart, Chris Imler, Nancarrow, N.M.O…) You can listen to the mix here

Internet’s Farewell new music video

by Systaime, premiere today in Everything is Noise