After a first 7” single for the Berlin label New-Pangea in October 2015, “Kermesse Machine”, this new album by Manu Louis is a subtle mix of epic pop, electronic music, luxurious horns and cheap synths in French and continental English.
Recorded in Berlin, Brussels and Rome, “Kermesse Machine” mixes the exotic and glamorous pop of Manu’s childhood with the cheap sounds of Belgian popular music that he always did his best to ignore (brass bands, Euro Dance, industrial trance, synth music for wedding parties...).
The former singer of Funk Sinatra defines his record as “a mountain of plastic littering the streets the day after a party, a digital tropical marching band, a man that gives his all at a karaoke session as there is nowhere else to sing, a virtuoso gypsy playing synth using the sound of a trumpet”.
Manu Louis creates music that crosses through contraries and inevitably evokes the atmosphere of street parties. He has created a unique musical style that German Dadaist Felix Kubin described as “really fun(ky) and clever and playful music and I’d be happy to hear it in the aquarium of the deep sea club anytime”.