At 26, Chapelier Fou is not only an astonishing musical acrobat on stage; he is also a sonic alchemist able to create a new formula for each track with a rare intelligence and to bewilder his audience thanks to his savoir-faire and obvious generosity.
“… magic and mystery are present on each note” (D-side)
”An unbelievable cleverness, sensitivity and freshness” (Cultzine)
He is the genial electronic fiddler and violin virtuoso, blending beats and glitch with classical instrumentation into a one man orchestra – 100% live onstage. Under the stunningly fresh and powerfully catchy melodies, hides multiple-layers of beauty… the nature of which can only be grabbed when listened to closely.
”A thousand and one electro arrangements, all perfect” (SLR)
On the classical side, his sensitivity, his catchy tunes and the choice of the violin as a central instrument recall altogether his elder brother Yann Tiersen and his fathers Gavin Bryars or Penguin Cafe Orchestra, or even his grand-father Stockhausen for the research on sounds. His electronic influences lean to Boards of Canada or Brian Eno for the ambient moments, Amon Tobin or Four Tet for the perfect rhythms, Animal Collective for the intuitive fiddlings and the cheek. It is obvious Chapelier Fou listened to those and even studied them when a student at the conservatory, but Louis Warynski has been able to integrate his influences to produce his own unique version.
”Chapelier Fou has succeeded in creating an enchanting and colourful universe” (Direct Oir)
”A new genre, an inventive and interesting music” (Fanzyo)
”Extravagant and refined music” (L’humanité)