Beauty Sleep

by Olivia Louvel

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1.
Burst 05:07
Keep it down, it’s about to burst. keep it down Keep it down, it’s about to burst I can’t speak Keep it down I wanted to have another chance to say bye bye Another time, another chance to say good bye Mute train, How could she dare? To lie , to lie to me How could she dare? But we couldn’t or we didn’t I wanted to have another chance to say bye bye I have to expel somehow to cry to break the spell The spell The spell, keep it down, it’s about to, it’s about to burst The spell It’s about to burst , it’s about to burst , it’s about to burst Burst It’s about to burst, it's about to Burst It’s about to, it’s about to to to to burst, keep it down
2.
But You Know 04:43
But you know, I can't complain But you know, all is vain, all is wrong, all is insane kept by the one who's in charge But you know, no one cares But you know how to lull me, how to love me, how to tame me in a tiny paper box And mini, in your mini box, in your tiny box box cardboard box Hold me, hold me now, hold me now But you know, all is vain, all is wrong, all is insane No one cares But you know, no one cares But you know how to lull me, how to love me, how to tame me how to love me to love me how to feed me but you know but you know but you know you know but you know but you know but you know you know you know, you know, you know, you know but you know but you know but you know but you know you know mambo, mambo
3.
Bloody 03:52
Can you feel the rage in me ? Can you feel the agony? Can you feel the rage in me ? Can you feel the agony? Because I’m bloody I am mean Because I’m bloody I am mean I define beyond the rules I am fine when I hunt down I make laws with my claws I eat raw but with no paws Because I’m bloody I am mean Because I’m bloody I am mean Can you feel the rage? Can you feel the rage? Can you feel the rage? Can you feel the rage? Isn’t there any flesh? Isn’t there any bite? Isn’t there anything I can catch? Isn’t there any flesh? Isn’t there any bite? Isn’t there anything I can catch? Isn’t there any flesh ? Isn’t there any bite ? Isn’t there anything I can catch? Can you feel ? Feel Can you feel ? Feel Can you feel the rage in me ? Can you feel the agony? Can you feel the rage in me ? Can you feel the agony? Because I’m bloody I am mean Because I’m bloody I am mean I’m the man to play the part I’m the man who tears apart I’m the man to mute the tape I’m the man who keeps the chase I am mean because I’m bloody I am mean Can you feel the rage?
4.
In My Shed 04:47
Why is it wrong to be inside? I’ve got everything to fill me here With me it’s all in here, with me I like it when it rains and I’m inside The fox knows how to avoid the human Taking things as they come Oh that’s the way I am Oh that’s the way I am In my shed, unscathed Not beaten by the rocks, not bitten by the sharks Why is it wrong to want to be inside? Why is it wrong to want to be? I’ve got everything to fill me here with me, it’s all in here with me That’s the way I am Oh that’s the way I am Oh that’s the way I am I’ve got everything to fill me here with me, it’s all in here with me Why is it wrong to want to be inside? Why is it wrong to want to be? In my shed, unscathed Not beaten by the rocks, not bitten by the sharks Oh that’s the way I am Oh that’s the way I am Oh that’s the way I am I’ve got everything to fill me here with me, it’s all in here with me
5.
I Capture 01:55
I capture your love
6.
Bats 04:38
But if we lapse to rebound But if we dare But if we cross the line, we may find something to look forward to To look forward to But if we cross the line We may find Some place far from the humans Some bats are starving for us Someone kept longing for us Some tears left for the others If we cross the line Some place far from the humans Some bats are starving for us Someone kept longing for us Some tears left for the others others if we cross the line we may find we may find we may find we may find
7.
Give me some love Give me some time Give me a reason to go on to go on Give me some time, your attention, give me give me, some passion Give me Give me Give me Give me Give me some love, your attention Give me some passion, give me some passion Give me some love, your attention Give me some passion, give me, give me All I need are simple things, all I need All I need are simple things, all I need Polytypes of love all I need Polytypes of pleasure Polytypes of love Love Love Oh, oh,oh, oh Polytypes, polytypes, polytypes, polytypes All I need, all I need, all I need, all I need All I need are simple things, all I need Polytypes of love / all I need Polytypes of pleasure/ give me some love give me some love Polytypes of love / love love Polytypes of pleasure / give me some love Love Love poly poly polytypes poly poly polytypes
8.
Beauty Sleep 03:48
She may need some beauty sleep She demands and then she weeps Why would she consent to rest, when she could pursue her quest She smokes She takes All night all day She takes She may need some beauty sleep She just moans and then she weeps Make up your mind Make up your rules Define the game before you play All night all day, all night all day, all night all day She smokes, she takes
9.
Recover 04:05
Even if you die, that would make no difference now Will I ever recover? Will I ever remember? Will I ever get over? Will I ever remember? Will I ever recover? Will I ever get over? It’s the sun on the dew that makes us evaporate It’s the time that stretches our pain It’s the tide that reveals my chain Will I ever ? Will I ever ? Will I ever get over ? Oh It’s the sun on the dew that makes us evaporate It’s the time that stretches our pain It’s the tide that reveals my chain Will I ever? Will I ever? Will I ever get over? Will I ever? Will I ever? Will I ever get over? Will I ever? Will I ever? Will I ever remember?
10.
Paper Boy 03:39
Paper Boy found in a paper bag Here comes the cry But no one could see But no one could hear in our big city But no one could see But no one could hear with our plastic brains, our plastic cars, our plastic taste in our plastic face, in our plastic face Here comes the cry But no one could see how this baby tree could stand and speak But no one could see how this baby tree emerged from the scene, slightly soiled, unbalanced, slightly battered But no one could see But no one could hear But no one No one No one Our plastic brains, our plastic cars, our plastic taste in our plastic face Paper boy, paper bag, paper
11.
Live With Me 04:26
Sonnet ( by William Shakespeare) Live with me and be my love And we will all the pleasures prove That hills and valleys, dales and fields And all the craggy mountains yields Live with me and be my love And we will all the pleasures prove And we will all, and we will all, and we will all Be my love

about

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ABOUT THIS ALBUM

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 Olivia Louvel returning to a song format after her abstract composition 'ō, music for haiku'.

Themes: animalism.
1. satisfaction of, or preoccupation with, physical matters; sensuality
2. (Philosophy) the doctrine or belief that man lacks a spiritual nature
3. a trait or mode of behaviour typical of animals

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.

Visuals:
To support the sound world and to present different facets, Olivia Louvel has produced a series of experimental films, 'The Beauty Sleeps'. These will be published online via www.olivialouvel.com beginning of September 2014 over an extended period.
You can view the #1 film here olivialouvel.com/index.php/p-5/experiments/

#Obeautysleep on Twitter
European promotion: Ed Benndorf, ed@dense.de
Olivia Louvel has received a grant from the Arts Council for 'Beauty Sleep'.

credits

released September 5, 2014

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ALBUM CREDITS

All tracks composed and produced by Olivia Louvel,

except 'In My Shed' written by Olivia Louvel & Alan Wilder,
based on a sample of "Stone" by Recoil. Published by Mute Song Limited / Copyright Control.

All lyrics by Olivia Louvel,

except 'Live With Me', a sonnet by William Shakespeare

Mix & Additional production by Paul Kendall at Choco's loft, Mute Studio, Audiobeach Studio
Mastered by Norscq

Design by Jesse Holborn
Photo by David Ackroyd

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PRESS

Read the interview
The Quietus
thequietus.com/articles/16563-olivia-louvel-simon-fisher-turner-remix

Brighton Dome Blog
brightondome.org/news_blog/5_minutes_witholivia_louvel/

Chain DLK
www.chaindlk.com/interviews/olivia-louvel/

"The award-winning French-born Brit crafts a fresh set of art inspired electronics. Or is it electronics inspired art? Olivia Louvel works on the frontier of art and electronic music, often blurring the boundary between the two…" (…) Much of ‘Beauty Sleep’ has a brittle fragility to it. ‘I Capture’ and ‘Bats’ exude a quiet grace and serenity, the former sounding like a piece Matthew Bourne might use in a modern ballet. The latter meanwhile takes the kind of strings that Will Gregory crafted for Goldfrapp’s ‘Felt Mountain’, only here the textures are suffused with dubby dynamics and skewed rhythms.‘But You Know’ provides tropicalia mystique, while ‘Polytypes Of Love’ finds dark eroticism in robotic synth gestures.
Mat Smith for Electronic Sound (UK)

"The closing track—Louvel’s musical setting of Shakespeare/Marlowe’s love sonnet “Live With Me”—is four and a half minutes of achingly tender perfection. "
Graham Duff for Dangerous Minds

"What Olivia Louvel unveils instead is one of the most fascinating song-bound albums we've heard in a while, one that really tells a s-t-o-r-y of cloudy forests, long lost secrets and scary spells, of hermaphroditic beings, supernatural powers and more supernatural mystery. Recommended."
baze.djunkiii for psychedelickitchen (Germany)

"This is rather special... If you like the kind of darkness of the early Goldfrapp... Sensational sound!"
Melita Dennett, BBC Sussex (UK)

"Vor sparsam instrumentierten elektronischen Beats kreischt, stöhnt, croont, schluchzt, jammert und krächzt die Französin mit einer Vehemenz, die ihres Gleichen sucht – und schafft trotzdem den Brückenschlag zur Eingängigkeit. »Beauty Sleep« ist ähnlich vielseitig und ambivalent wie Louvels beeindruckende stimmliche Performance: Mal harmlos und verschmust, mal zähnefletschend und brandgefährlich. Und als würde dieses schamanistisch anmutende Ritual nicht schon genug Bilder evozieren, komplementiert Louvel das Album auf ihrer Homepage zusätzlich mit experimentellen Kurzfilmen. Ein rundes Gesamtpaket mit ganz eigenem Charakter. "
Kristoffer Cornils for hhv-mag.com (Germany)

"kreativ und cool, wie es viele bloß gehypte, aber nicht begabte Popdiven gerne wären. Wer etwas mit FKA Twigs, Björk oder Tonia Reeh anfängt, ist hier gut aufgehoben."
Curt Cuisine for Skug (Austria)

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