Louise Landes Levi, Timo van Luijk & Bart De Paepe



Louise Landes Levi, Bart De Paepe & Timo van Luijk: Kami – LP

Sloowax 007, November 2019
Edition of 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl, with postcard
Recorded and mixed at Kulta Saha, May 2017
Dedicated to Kazuko Shiraishi, herself a kami.
Artwork by the 8th Dru-gu Choegyal Rinpoche, ‘A Tibetan Girl and Lamb in a Pasture‘ (1979)

Like the ever changing shapeshifting nature of Kami in Japanese Shinto faith, the music on this new collaborative lp is itself a mirror reflecting, obscuring or modifying the ever changing rivers of sounds.
Louise Landes Levi has a long history in music from studying sarangi with Annapurna Devi and La Monte Young to performing with like minded poets as Ira Cohen and Simon Vinkenoog. As on the previous Ikiru lp she collaborates with Timo van Luijk  (Af Ursin, Elodie, Asra, In Camera etc) and Bart De Paepe (Ilta Hämärä, Bombay Lunatic Ensemble etc). The trio weaves several delicate threads together into a surrealist, organic and overall poetic language. 

Side A
-‘New Melancholy’

– ‘Murmuring Amazon’

Side B

-‘Nama Namah’


Louise Landes Levi (+ Bart De Paepe & Timo van Luijk): Ikiru – LP

Oaken Palace Records, Oak-13, UK 2018
Edition of 300 copies on white vinyl
With insert and download code
Testpressing of 20 numbered copies in different sleeve
Recorded and mixed by Timo van Luijk & Bart De Paepe at Kulta Saha, September 27 – October 2, 2017
Calligraphy: Takoe Okoo
Liner notes: Louise Landes Levi
Photography: Timo van Luijk

July 2019: reprint of 300 copies on black vinyl.

Side A
‘Butterfly Graveyard’
Louise Landes Levi: sarangi, bells
Bart De Paepe: accordion, gong, thundersheet
Timo van Luijk: zither, thundersheet, wood squeak

Side B
‘Butterfly Brain’
Louise Landes Levi: sarangi, bells, voice
Bart De Paepe: cymbal
Timo van Luijk: mellotron