Louis de Mieulle
Circus freak-jazz reverie interpolating emotional counterpoints, ambient synth-hop, and disjointed dissonant riffs.
This second Sid€show concept album tells the story of a tormented Two-Headed Kid, a bellicose Giant Fly, and an adorable Dwarf Elephant. The intermission act presents the classic crowd-pleaser Bed of Snails.
Two keyboardists alternate dreamy and nightmarish soundscapes over steady yet intricate drum/bass loops. Four musicians improvising live arrangements of character pieces.
Another chapter in Louis' post-Canterbury neoclassical fusion.
Released on May 29 2020
CREDITS Sideshow Louis: bass, keyboards Eitan Kenner: keyboards Casimir Liberski: keyboards Doron Lev: drums (2,4,5,6,7,8) Raphaël Pannier: drums (1,3,9,10)
Composed by Louis de Mieulle Mixed and mastered by Chris Krasnow Tracks 1,3,9,10 recorded at Wonderpark Studios (Brooklyn) by Chris Krasnow, assisted by Eva Lawitts Tracks 2,4,5,6,7,8 recorded at The Arc (Queens) by Roy Boukris, assisted by Ron Warburg. Cover art: "Evolution Gone Mad" (H.M. Duffin, 1940) Produced by Louis de Mieulle