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PRESS
2018 NORIENT Sampling Stories Vol. 14 by Hannes Liechti #Rojava
2018 THE SAMPLER Conversation with Lisa Busby
2017 SPEX Article by Diedrich Diederichsen
2017 THE WIRE Review by Sam Davies
2017 THE QUIETUS Interview by DJ Pangburn
2017 GROOVE Review by Frank P. Eckert
2017 POLYPHONIA Article by Lukasz Komla
2017 GONZO Review by pb
2017 THE WIRE Interview by Abi Bliss
2017 GONZO Featured in CD compilation
2016 ELECTRONIC BEATS Article #Rojava
2016 FACT MAG Article by April Clare Welsh #Rojava
2016 POPTRONICS Article by Sarah Taurinya #Rojava
2016 THE QUIETUS Interview by Luke Turner
2015 BRIGHTON DOME Interview
2015 CHAIN DLK Interview by Vito Camarretta
2014 ELECTRONIC SOUND Review by Mat Smith
2014 DANGEROUS MINDS Article by Graham Duff
2014 ELECTRONIC BEATS Article EB presents Olivia Louvel
2014 OBSKURE MAG Interview by Emmanuel Hennequin
2014 HHV.DEMAG Review by Kristoffer Cornils
2013 THE GIRLS ARE Article by Amy Bell, Digital art collective
2011 THE QUIETUS Article by Luke Turner,Listen: Olivia Louvel
2011 THE WIRE Article, Qwartz Award Winners announced
2008 DE BUG Review by ed, Lulu In Supension
2006 TRAX Review by Nicolas Nieto

BROADCASTS
2018 RTE LYRIC FM Blue of the Night ‘Battlefield’, ‘My Crown’, ‘Good Queen Bess’
2018 BBC3 Late Junction (UK) 'My Crown'
2017 BBC6 Freak Zone (UK) ‘Love or Rule’
2017 DEUTSCHLANDFUNK KULTUR (DE) AGF ‘s show Documenta14, ‘B means B’
2017 BBC6 Freak Zone (UK) ‘Good Queen Bess’
2017 RTE LYRIC FM Nova (Ireland) ‘Battlefield’, ‘My Crown’, ‘Good Queen Bess’
2017 RTE An Taobh Tuathail (Ireland) ‘Good Queen Bess’
2017 RTVE RADIO3 Fluido Rosa (Spain) ‘Good Queen Bess’, ‘Farewell’
2017 RAI 3 Sei Gradi (Italy) ‘My Crown’
2017 RADIO EINS Elektro Beats (DE) 'Battlefield'
2016 RESONANCE The Wire's Adventures in Sound and Music (UK) 'My Crown'
2016 RTE LYRIC FM Nova (Ireland) '25 minutes & 21 seconds'
2015 RTVE Radio 3 Atmosfera (Spain) 'Bats extinction mix'
2014 BBC6 Introducing (UK) 'But You Know'
2014 KLASSIKARAADIO Fantasia (Estonia) 'Beauty Sleep'
2014 RAI 3 Battiti (Italy) 'Burst'
2014 RTE An Taobh Tuathail (Ireland) 'Beauty Sleep'
2014 NRK Haral Are Lund (Norway) 'But You Know'
2014 RTVE RADIO3 Fluido Rosa (Spain) 'Beauty Sleep'
2013 BBC3 Late Junction (UK) 'tsuka mo ugoke'
2011 FRANCE MUSIQUE La Matinale (F) 'chichi-haha no'

QUOTES

about Data Regina

“For her latest record, Data Regina, Olivia Louvel packages experimental electronic music, new media art, and 16th century conflict into multimedia art. After several years of releasing electronic music, Olivia Louvel had grown restless—not just with the computer music process, but her own vocals. Always one to operate at the creative frontiers where music and art intersect, Louvel, starting in 2010, began piecing together a project that would feature experimental shifts in instrumentation and vocal stylings. Orchestral sounds would collide with industrial noise; pop would give way to ambient textures; and Louvel’s voice would get layered and pitched to the point that it almost became a multi-timbral synthesizer. In the past, Louvel had previously drawn inspiration from silent film, her own paintings, and haiku, amongst other types of artistic media. For 2014’s Beauty Sleep, she paired each of the 11 tracks with an experimental short film. But for the long-gestating project that would become the new album, Data Regina, Louvel gradually decided to explore new media art forms like web art and 3D animation in telling the story of her infiltration of the lives of and conflict between Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth.” DJ Pangburn / The Quietus (UK)

"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" Kressman/Faze (Germany)

"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)

 
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