About

Pic. Arnau Pascual Ledesma

Discography

Cream Parade (LP/CD) Igloo Records (2019)

Kermesse Machine (LP/CD) Igloo Records (2017)

Cream Parade Remixes (12” maxi) Le pacifique Records/Igloo (2020)

Coltan Major Harmonics (7”) Igloo Circle (2019)

Tchouang Tseu (7”) New Pangea (2015)

 

 

“Manu Louis is a Belgian with a subversive spring in his step” BBC

“The Braggart of Kitsch” Libération

“More colourfull than a unicorn vomiting a rainbow” Gonzai

“Pop fantastique et Fantasque” France Culture

“The Stromae of the Underground” Le Soir

 

 

Belgium born, Berlin based and Iberian frequenter, Manu Louis travels with a village of electronic instruments and video projections from pop stars or animals to deliver passionate performances that eventually switches gears into an impromptu discotheque.

His music mixes high and low culture to create provocative and decontextualized juxtapositions. His general blueprint remains the same throughout all of his efforts, but the ingredients he uses may vary: from dissident chanson française, genial dilettante, avant-garde composer, new beat, old hit, art-pop & hard bop.

Cream Parade, his new album is a disoriented walk led by synthetizers. It was released in May 2019 on Igloo Records and followed Kermesse Machine (2017) his first album. The last three years Manu performed at over 300 festivals and clubs across Europe and Asia.

Recent collaborations include : visual artists Escif & Systaime, Garrett List’30 piece chamber orchestra Orchestra Vivo, Chinese singer/composer Song Yuzhe (Dawanggang), Spanish instrument builder/musician Truna, electronic weirdos Front de Cadeaux &  Too Smooth Christ and Belgian singer Carl Roossens.

 

Internet

From Cream Parade (LP/CD), Igloo Records, 2019)
Video directed by Arnau Pascual Ledesma & Cassandra Cameo

 

Président

From Cream Parade (LP/CD), Igloo Records, 2019)
Video directed by Mathieu Labaye

Internet’s Farewell

From Cream Parade (LP/CD), Igloo Records, 2019)
Video directed by Systaime

Live : Les Sessions du Bourdon

(The Screen & Internet)
Video directed by Pablo Lopez

May 2019

 

Playback (live at Botanique)

Solo Show
November 2016

– WATCH THE CONCERT HERE –

A treasure (live)

with Orchestra Vivo (dir. G.List)
Liège 2012