Luna Parc Hotel

by Olivia Louvel

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10 years ago, Gerhard Potuznik released my debut album 'Luna Parc Hotel' on his Vienna based label Angelika Koehlermann. For this I will always be grateful to Gerhard.
'Luna Parc Hotel' was produced in Paris between 2003-2005 with my first ever computer, a white 13" Mac I-book running Pro Tools through an M Box.

To mark this significant anniversary, Cat Werk is making 'Luna Parc Hotel' available as digital on 06.03.2016. Also included in the release, as a bonus item, is a high quality digital version of my handmade arty scrapbook which combines various notes on the process of producing the album, splashes of paint and previously unseen photos.

The album has been remastered by Paul Kendall at the Tin Foil studio.
Catalogue number is CW09.
The new cover image is a self-portrait shot circa 2004 in Paris, initially discarded for the artwork release.

Notably the album features a duet with Michael J Sheehy (guitar) on the David Bowie song 'The Motel', which was recorded live at Michael's flat in Bloomsbury London in 2004.

Physical copy available here angelika.koehlermann.at/releases.html

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released March 6, 2016

All tracks written by Olivia Louvel
except 'The Motel' written by David Bowie (album 'Outside')
Publishing Tintoretto Music

Olivia Louvel: vocals, programmings,
keyboards on 'Le Rouge a Levre', 'La Chute', 'Luna Parc'

Paul Kendall: mix + additional production
drum programming on 'How Nice', 'I Dream', 'Tango', 'La Chute'
Eventide cloud on 'The Motel'
cello sound on 'I Dream'
music box editing on 'La Chute'

Michael J Sheehy: guitar on 'The Motel'

Sebastien Libolt: toy piano + double bass on 'No5'

Alice and Antoine: choir on 'Luna Parc'

Mixed at The Thin Line, West Sussex, UK, April 2005
Cat Werk Imprint 2016

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Olivia Louvel is a French-born, British composer, producer and artist whose work draws on voice, computer music and digital narrative. She operates on the frontier of art and electronic music.

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Track Name: Blink & wink
I blink and wink my eyes to erase memory
to eclipse all of me
I blink and wink my eyes to erase
my lonely indulgence, my growing nightmares
my blurred vision my blurred vision of me of me
I blink and wink my eyes to erase memory
Then I fall back to sleep
I try to reach some illusions
Turn over turn turn and turn over
I blink
to find again a look that reveals me
to erase
my blurred vision of me of me
I’ve got sand in my eyes my eyes
To eclipse To eclipse
To eclipse To eclipse
all of me
I blink and wink my eyes
to eclipse
all of me
Track Name: Welcome
Ladies and gentleman
Welcome to the Luna Parc Hotel
Bienvenu à l’hôtel Luna Parc
Welcome
willkommen wilkommen
Luna parc hotel
Wilkommen wilkommen
Ladies and gentleman
Meine damen und herren
Meine damen und herren
Ladies and gentleman
Mesdames et messieurs bienvenu à l’hôtel Luna Parc
Luna Parc Hotel
Track Name: How Nice
We could slide in the love nest
Not bother about the rest
We could live on nothing
And believe in circle swings
You just have to follow me, follow me
We don’t drive those stupid cars
I don’t like the gasoline
We will catch the slowest train

How nice are those electric lights
How nice are those sparkling rides

We could slide in the love nest
We could live on nothing on nothing
And believe in circle swings
You just have to follow me, follow me

How nice are those electric lights
How nice are those sparkling rides
Oh darling
Track Name: Le Rouge à Lèvre
Je veux me cacher
Oublier Tout oublier
N’être plus rien
Ne plus rien vouloir. Ne plus écouter

J’ai encore changé de rouge à lèvre
Je l’ai pris plus sombre et cendré

Je ne veux plus souffrir
Etre inexistante. Etre aussi méfiante
Me terrer sous les draps d’avoir trop pleurée

J’ai encore changé de rouge à lèvre
Je l’ai pris plus sombre et cendré
Encore changé de rouge à lèvre, encore changé de rouge à lèvre, plus sombre
Track Name: I Dream
I open
I enter
The French voyage
I’m a victim of myself
I dream of a coffee
I dream of an iced kiss
I dream of sweets to crunch
I dream of a capsule to fly
And the smoke
I dream I dream
take away the smoke from my eyes
I dream of an iced kiss
I dream of sweets to crunch
I dream of a capsule to fly
Track Name: No 5
poupoupidou
La nuit est plus noire
Dans l’obscurité
Je n’ai que mon n°5
Pour me protéger, le ventre noué
Je sais, je me sens regardée

Ce baisé a un drôle de goût
Un petit goût d’amoniaque
La nuit est plus noire
Je sais qu’il existe des pilules
pour dormir dormir dormir dormir
Mais je préfère garder ce goût d’amoniaque
dormir dormir
Track Name: Tango
More than ever
I wish a man would guide me
Dispossessed off mind Off mind Off mind
He must be strong to guide our steps
Not letting him dream of if
It’s just gazing but no touching
Oh I’m all shivering

In a tango world disillusioned and burnt
In a tango world

I select my place
Slip on my high heels
Waiting without blushing
I silently resign to light
When one look is enough to catch me
Just one look enough to catch me
I will rise and face the man
I will rise and face the man

In a tango world disillusioned and burnt
In a tango world disillusioned and burnt

I will rise and face the man
I will rise and face the man
Track Name: La Chute
Je me laisse happer
Je ne me retiens plus
C’est une jolie chute
Je me laisse avaler
Je verrai bien dans l’air si je suis du bon coté
Tout me remonte dans le ventre comme quand dans le manège
Comme quand dans mes cauchemars
Je tombais de la fenêtre, comme quand dans le manège
La tête en bas j’ouvrirai les yeux
Je verrai bien dans l’air si je suis du bon côté
Je me laisse happer
Je ne me retiens plus
C’est une jolie chute
Je me laisse avaler
Je verrai bien dans l’air si je suis du bon côté
Track Name: Luna Parc
De paillettes éffritées seules restent les cendres
Des promoteurs harnachés rasent le parc
Luna Parc
Paillettes
Oh bye bye Luna Parc
Tu tombes en ruine de toute part
A tout jamais enseveli
De rêveries au loin enfouies
Une nouvelle attraction est née
Grandeur et décadence
Décadence
Oh bye bye Luna Parc
Oh bye bye Luna Parc
Paillette
Oh bye bye Luna Parc, Luna Parc, Luna Parc
On les entends chanter Luna Parc
Oh lord oh doux milord laisseras tu construire un lieu noir de discorde
De rêveries au loin enfouies
Une nouvelle attraction est née
Grandeur et décadence
Oh bye bye Luna Parc, luna parc, luna parc luna parc
Track Name: Tunnel
He was small and he had a suit with white stripes and
He was looking at me as he was smoking his cigarette and
the smoke was coming on to my face
and the smoke