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Beauty Sleep

by Olivia Louvel

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Deluxe DVD-size gatefold card case
    Artwork by Jesse Holborn
    Photo by David Ackroyd

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Burst 05:07
But You Know 04:43
Bloody 03:52
In My Shed 04:47
I Capture 01:55
Bats 04:38
Beauty Sleep 03:48
Recover 04:05
Paper Boy 03:39
Live With Me 04:26


Bats, fox and birds form the animalist backdrop for her fifth studio album created in virtual rural isolation, in the West Sussex countryside under the 'shed'. 'Beauty Sleep' sees her returning to a song format after her abstract composition 'ō, music for haiku'.

'Beauty Sleep' conveys through 11 tracks, cinematic spirits, shamanic visions, rituals with the spirit of Yma Sumac (the 1950's soprano of exotica music) appearing as a lost woman in the forest of hallucination ('But You Know'). Tripping through a field of pop surrealism. A bird-woman, revealing her claws, impersonation, perhaps a black crow queen...


released November 10, 2017

Composed and produced by Olivia Louvel.
Mix and additional production by Paul Kendall.
Foreign elements:
#04 'In My Shed' is a remake of the Recoil 's track 'Stone' from the album 'Hydrology', Alan Wilder's second Recoil release. (1988/ Mute Records).
#11 'Live with me' is composed using a sonnet by William Shakespeare.

Olivia Louvel has received a grant from the Arts Council for 'Beauty Sleep'.

Originally released September 2014. cat: CW06


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