Genre: Cold wave, ambiant...
References : Lush, Birthday Party, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Louisa John
Release : 27th of April 2005 - 10 Tracks - 43'
GHOST FISH is a collaboration project featuring Louisa John-Krol, Daemonia
Nymphe and Nikodemos Triaridis. Louisa's ethereal voice raises above electric
guitars and basslines, flute, violin and energetic drums. Ghost Fish mood
is original, a kind of dreamy world with weird blurred landscapes.
Louisa plays electric guitar on Ghost Fish and its really great!!!
of the red king, D.D.L.M, a candle in the sea, the lonely king, skin meadow,
kik, tangaroa, outside, inside, ...
"When you hold between your hands the fruit
of the collaboration between the Greek formation archéo-folk
Daemonia Nymphe, the Australian fairy Louisa John-Krol and Nikodemos
Triaridis, engineer-sound of Daemonia Nymphe, you know that you are
about to discover an exceptional work named 'Ghostfish'.
The album 'Love Sessions', which joined together Louisa John-Krol and
Daemonia Nymphe, had already shown how much their artistic agreement
was excellent. It is here much better becausse it's full of surprises.
Apart from some tracks (B and Tangaroa for Louisa
and The Lonely King for Daemonia Nymph), we are far from
the usual universes of the protagonists. It is probable that Nikodemos
Triaridis, with his guitar and especially with his lo-fi production,
inspired a dark rock spirit which makes echo with the monotonous chants.
The pair Inside - Outside is the best example.
The electric guitars and the drums indeed have a large place aside with
violin, flute, mandoline and another double bass (as on Cigar
off the Red King and his velvety environment blues rock or the
western rock'n'roll D.D.L.M)". Louisa John-Krol explores
new vocal registers (Cigar off the Red King) with texts
of legends of which she has the secrecy. She sublimates her song (very
beautiful A Candle in the Sea), or plays throbbing rock
on the fabulous Skin Meadow. A new world is born "
"Daemonia Nymphe leave Greek Antiquity behind to co-operate with
Australian singer-songwriter Louisa John Krol to make, well a rather
quirky but endearing melodic rock CD. Louisa's enchanting vocals fuse
with energetic percussion, and twanging guitars on 'DDLM' and 'Cigar
of the Red King' . By contrast 'A Candle in the Sea' is more solemn
and reflective. 'Skin Meadow' reminds me of Lush at their peak in the
early 1990s. 'Tangaroa' sees Louisa reaching for the mandolin, and sounding
like Louisa does on her own albums. Then suddenly the CD changes course,
towards what could be described as an experimental jazz rock number,
with some sublime vocals. A successful collaboration indeed, fusing
some quite diverse talents." Cursor
mundi - Mike Shankland - May 2005