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A Tale Untold

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A Tale Untold
A Tale Untold


Louise Le May is something different - a unique and very English talent. Sometimes hard to categorise, her music in combination with the luscious, sophisticated arrangements of Louis Philippe, soars. It's timeless, dreamlike and reflective. Her voice, recorded with minimal fuss, open and natural is the first thing you notice. It has a lightness yet conveys a surprising depth. In the words of The High Llamas frontman Sean O'Hagan: "She has the steady delivery of Judee Sill, but the harmonic flavour of Kate Bush or Robert Wyatt." Louise released a limited edition EP in 2009 attracting glowing reviews and airplay from Guy Garvey, Tom Robinson (including a live session) and many others. The EP featured reworkings of Louise's early demos by Louis Philippe who discovered an immediate affinity with her music having been introduced to it by The Curveball presenter Christopher Evans. Plans were made for this album - A Tale Untold. Some time, dedication and great deal of inspired effort has resulted in an album that's been well worth the wait. An impressive full debut. Arranged by Louis Philippe and produced by Ken Brake and Louis Philippe, A Tale Untold was recorded at Regal Lane Studio, London, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ken Brake. Piano arrangements on Furniture and The Only Fish by Danny Manners. The album features a plethora of fine musicians and even a small contribution from Young Marble Giant Stuart Moxham. "...quite simply exquisite; sensual and beguiling." - Oz Hardwick, R2/Rock'n'Reel "Exquisite... such a refreshingly original sound." - Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music "A triumph. The arrangements are top-flight." - Van Dyke Parks "...absolutely beautiful and haunting songs..." - Jonathan Coe: Author of What A Carve-Up! and The Rotters Club


  1. Name
  2. Broken Child
  3. Be My Guru
  4. Cassandra
  5. Sink and Swim
  6. Furniture
  7. The Only Fish
  8. Radium Smile
  9. Coal-Marble-Stone
  10. Thunderbird
  11. Photographic
  12. A Tale Untold
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