Olivia’s new album ‘Data Regina’ was recently completed and is now ready to be unveiled. The project was inspired by the reigns of Mary Queen Of Scots and Elizabeth I – two queens, cousins, ruling simultaneously over this small island. The album represents a body of work which encompasses electronic songs – ‘The Antechamber’ – along with a series of instrumentals – ‘The Battles’ – all forming a veritable sonic landscape inspired by the 16th century conflicts on the Anglo-Scottish border.
As well as a CD (in a deluxe DVD-sized digipak) there is a dedicated website to contextualise the music and shed some historical perspective on its subject. Embedded there is also a series of 3D animations. The site is well worth a gander.
Go to : http://www.dataregina.com (best viewed on computer or tablet). Follow links to pre-order the album and get an immediate download of the track ‘Deploy’.
Full details :
Release date : February 8, 2017
Composed, produced & mixed by Olivia Louvel @ Tin Foil studio & Audiobeach Studio
Lyrics written by Olivia Louvel except the sonnet ‘Feb. 8 1587’ written by Mary Queen Of Scots
Fiona Brice : violin on ‘My Crown’, ‘Elizabeth Song’, ‘The Veil’, ‘Love Or Rule’
Paul Kendall : mix consulting & additional voice polishing
Mastered by AGF
Artwork & design : Jesse Holborn
Original images : Antoine Kendall
Arts Council of England, Grant for the Arts, 2016