|All Artists: Louisa John-Krol|
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: Ex-Hyperium, Now Prikosnovenie
Release Date: 9/12/2000
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 4014391020420, 634479739828
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Romantic pop-ethereal faerie
Lilly | Winter Springs, FL | 01/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"NOTE The following is quoted...........
Romantic pop-ethereal faerie singer signed to Prikosnovenie. Albums: Argo, Alexandria, Ariel, Alabaster, Apple Pentacle & collaborations.
Louisa, Australian artist on ethereal French label Prikosnovenie, released 5 CDs: Argo, Alexandria, Ariel, Alabaster and Apple Pentacle, produced at Spring Studio (with Harry Williamson) & Pilgrim Arts (with Brett Taylor). Collaborations: Love Sessions; soundtrack with Stoa; Ghost Fish with Daemonia Nymphe; ambient album with Oophoi; guest appearances with Stella Maris & Ikon. Compilations: Fairy World, L'Odysee, Belladonne, Mystica Antiqua, Cantara Magica, Cryptichon & Hypericomes. She inspired Alyz Tale to write the faerietale "Louisa", published in the book "Mon Dernier Thé", France. What critics say:
'The best female singer in the underground'
(Vampiria Magazine, Italy)
'moonstruck Louisa takes us into a world of fairies and elementals.... a jewel in the field of romantic ethereal-pop fairy music"
(L'Ame Electrique Magazine, Greece)
'Beauty, grace, passion and excellence are the hallmarks of Alexandria' (Celestial Voices, England)
'A canny fusion of ambience, folk and classical.... a haunting music sensation... setting myth and poetry to soaring vocals' (Melbourne Times)
'between Dead-Can-Dance and Enya...Louisa's voice can easily compete with the finest artists of the genre'
'Alexandria reveals a pronounced esoteric and ambient side, but the fascination for other styles like classical music is omnipresent'
(Side-Line Magazine, Belgium)
'Eerie... dreamy... soothing... Its ethereal folk sound comes from an echoing mixture of instruments... Adding to the atmosphere are lyrics full of mysterious storytelling.'
(Rhythms Magazine, Australia)
'A magic potion that gives life to all those mysterious characters from the fringes of reality... full of vivacious incantation inspired from mellifluous rumors from the faery lands and the literary world.... a tasty cocktail of Myth by this Australian voice treasure.'
(FAO CASA Gazette, Rome)
Alexandria's title-track is a tribute to Milton & Cavafy; music adapted from 15th century piece 'Baixa dansa Barcelona'.
Words from cherished listeners:
"If I would meet my Creator I know she would be singing your music." (Lance, USA)
'...on a clear, star-filled night, Alexandria was playing on the Ardfern penninsular, off the Mull of Kintyre at the Westernmost reaches of Scotland from one millenium to the next.'(Mike Robinson, Edinburgh)
'You have a crystalline voice. Thanks for making perfect music for my own dreaming.'(Craig Gidney, Washington D.C.)
'A few people create things that will stand forever. Your work will continue on for many life times if not literally forever.'(David Bagby, California)
Of 3rd album "Ariel" on Prikosnovenie, France:
Side-Line Magazine, Belgium: "captivating"
Vampiria Magazine, Italy: "beautiful", "amazing"
D-Side Magazine, France: "mesmerizing"
Tranceform, Germany: "a gem", "a masterpiece"
Dragon Flight Magazine, USA: "stunning & breathtaking"
Twilight Zone, Italy: "arcane", "visionary", "supreme"
Elegy Magazine, France: "melodique, merveille"
Collected Sounds, Sweden: "lyrical depth & dexterity"
Coroner, Russian Gothic Project: "a masterpiece"
Glasnost Music, Germany: album of the month
Ethereality, USA: "mandolin-mad", "giddily beautiful"
Suburbia Magazine, Italy: "illuminante" "fairy music"
Darker than the Bat, Belgium: "romantic", "dreamy"
Eurock, USA: "subtle...highly exotic sonic textures"
L'Ame Electrique Magazine, Greece: "a jewel"
Positive articles on Louisa's music have also appeared in the following zines/magazines:
Gothic Beauty Magazine, USA
Zillo Magazine, Germany
Presto! Magazine, France
Gonzo Circus Magazine, The Netherlands
Dark Entries, Belgium
Feedback Magazine, Portugal
Le Fantastique Webzine, France
La Defuncion, Spain
Deep Listenings Magazine, Italy
Barbarian Magazine/Tierra de Lobos, Spain
Polarlicht Magazine, Germany
TEAR Magazine (New York), USA
Khimaira Magazine, Belgium
Grindzone Magazine, Italy
Elegy Magazine, France
Fiend Magazine, Australia
Antiphonal Magazine, Spain
Eisplanet Magazine, Greece
Swag of Yarns Magazine, Australia
New Age Magazine, Italy
Producers: Harry Williamson:
www.farawaymusic.com + www.springstudio.com.au
+ Brett Taylor: www.pilgrimarts.com
Thanks for your interest - Louisa :-)
This Young Lady From The Land Down Under Deserves Plenty Of Praise For Her God Given Talent... An 'Angelic' Voice That Beckons You To Drift Aimlessly In A Subconsious Delight... This CD Is A Definite Addition To Those Of You That Know Superb Craftmanship...
An Addicted Record
Reviewer: Rob Frank
This album is like what I said in the title. It is addictive. There is not one weak moment on this CD. It opens with a lush ethereal melody with Louisa's voice as a faerie siren. A great flute line hypens Contradiction Is A Dragon. Canto IV and Fortress are just pure gems. I could go on and on about this album. Indeed, I could go on and on about all her work. Just get this CD. You will not be disappointed.
Reviewer: June Barnes, Swag Of Yarns
She sings of the port of many peoples, Alexandria, but Louisa John Krol herself is as a port for many peoples. Her unique sound will tempt and entice the visitor to transcend the ordinary, to become delightfully lost in imagination's adventures. First its the vision of this `port', evocative of a romantic otherworld that tempts you to tarry awhile, then the music summons images of wandering minstrels of long ago who carried myths and legends across the land. But when her clear sweet voice beckons as the sirens beckoned Ulsysses the seduction is complete. You know you're going to stay.
amazing, gorgeous otherworldly music; what you'd think angels would sing
Reviewer: Jackie Zalewski
ethereal fans take note! this should be a defining album for the genre of otherworldly music. I am totally in love with this album. on my top shelf, and that says a lot since I have 700+ cds! You really can't label this, but there's elements of neoclassical, electronic...truly haunting. songs cascade over like swirls of water with vocals as light and pure as wind. and don't think New Agey either, cause these tunes have a beat quite often. nothing washed out/watered down. There's some really great samples worked in as well that complement the whole atmosphere. Why can't music like THIS be on the radio?"