THE QUIETUS Interview by DJ Pangburn, May 2017, Data Regina
ELECTRONIC BEATS Article, Feb 2016, #Rojava
THE QUIETUS Interview by Luke Turner, Nov 2016
BRIGHTON DOME Interview, Nov 2015
CHAIN DLK Interview by Vito Camarretta, April 2015
DANGEROUS MINDS Article by Graham Duff, Dec 2014
ELECTRONIC BEATS Article, Dec 2014, EB presents Olivia Louvel
ELECTRONIC SOUND Review by Mat Smith, Sept 2014 (print) Beauty Sleep
OBSKURE MAG Interview by Emmanuel Hennequin, Nov 2014
THE GIRLS ARE Article by Amy Bell, Nov 2013, Digital art collective
BBC6 Freak Zone, ‘Good Queen Bess’, UK, 2017
RTE LYRIC FM Nova, ‘Battlefield,My Crown,Good Queen Bess’,Ireland, 2017
RTE An Taobh Tuathail, ‘Good Queen Bess’, Ireland, 2017
RTVE RADIO3, Fluido Rosa, ‘Good Queen Bess’, ‘Farewell’, Spain, 2017
RAI 3 Sei Gradi, ‘My Crown’, Italy, 2017
RADIO EINS Elektro Beats, 'Battlefield', Germany 2017
RESONANCE The Wire's Adventures in Sound & Music,'My Crown', UK 2016
RTE LYRIC FM Nova, '25 minutes & 21 seconds', Ireland 2016
RTVE Radio 3 Atmosfera, 'Bats extinction mix', Spain 2015
BBC6 Introducing, 'But You Know', UK 2014
KLASSIKARAADIO Fantasia, 'Beauty Sleep', Estonia 2014
RAI 3 Battiti,'Burst' Italy 2014
RTE An Taobh Tuathail, 'Beauty Sleep', Ireland 2014
NRK Haral Are Lund, 'But You Know', Norway 2014
RTVE RADIO3 Fluido Rosa,'Beauty Sleep', Spain 2014
BBC3 Late Junction,'tsuka mo ugoke', 2013
FRANCE MUSIQUE La Matinale,'chichi-haha no' France 2011
about Data Regina
"A multimedia suite by composer Oliva Louvel digs deep into the psychic warfare between the 16th century British Queens. (…)Between the paintings adapted from fashion magazines that inspired 2011's Doll Divider and the reimagining of Louise Brooks's bobbed femme fatale for 2008's Lulu In Suspension, the iconography of femininity has been a rich source of material for the French born, Sussex based producer and visual artist to rip apart and papier mâché back into brooding electronic pop. (…) The refined melodies of Louvel's intimate vocals and Fiona Brice's lyrical violin stand in fragile opposition to a backdrop, based largely around processed tambour samples, of harsh percussive rolls and looming reverberations. It evokes not only the brutality of the battles that peppered the UK in the 16th century but the sense of surveillance and paranoia that both women must have experienced. "
Abi Bliss/ The Wire (UK)
"Wer auf Holly Herndon steht, wird hier seine Freude haben"
"Die Referenz zu ihrer hochglänzenden aber von allerlei Brüchen und Zerrbildern durchsetzen Produktion ist wohl Björk in ihrer experimentellsten Laune, nur dass Louvels Stimme immer klar und strahlend bleibt, nie ins krötig quengelnde lappt."
Frank P. Eckert/Groove (Germany)
about Awareness & solidarity with Rojava
"Producer Olivia Louvel has contributed a moving audio-visual project to #Rojava, a female:pressure campaign curated by Antye Greie-Ripatti that aims to show solidarity and raise awareness for a special de facto autonomous zone in northern Syria."
Electronic Beats (Germany)
about Beauty Sleep
"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’exude a quiet grace and serenity, sounding like a piece Matthew Bourne might use in a modern ballet."
Mat Smith/Electronic Sound (UK)
about Doll Divider
"Excellent, French and electronic."
Luke Turner/The Quietus (UK)