Angèle David Guillou
Angèle David Guillou's debut album under her given name is a largely instrumental work, predominantly consisting of melodically opulent and emotionally compelling compositions for the grand piano (and, on three songs, a Wurlitzer electric piano). Many of the compositions are emblazoned with vivid arrangements for strings, woodwind, musical saw and percussion. The album is named in tribute to feted Ivorian novelist Ahmadou Kourouma, and its exquisitely realised essays are inspired as much by literature, both European and African, as they are by musical precedents.
Released September 02nd, 2013
12" LP, CD, Digital
Angèle David-Guillou is best known for a brace of critically acclaimed electro-acoustic dream-pop albums under the alias Klima, for her signature contributions to cult Anglo-French ensemble Piano Magic and for cameos on albums by the likes of The Go! Team and Peter Astor.
Now recording and performing under her own name, Guillou is creating largely, if not exclusively, instrumental works, predominantly consisting of melodically opulent and emotionally compelling compositions for the grand piano. At other times Angèle's sound incorporates vivid arrangements for strings, woodwind, musical saw and percussion and of course her beautiful dulcet voice.
Angèle David-Guillou has fashioned timeless, unerringly touching keyboard, chamber and vocal music with a rare, ineffable facility to bewitch, elevate and stir the soul.