‘Folie Sacrée’ (SP030)

sp030 Chicaloyoh Folie Sacrée Shelter Press

Chicaloyoh ‘Les Sept Salons’



8 tracks
38 min
12′ LP / 33 rpm
first edition of 500 copies
180gr black vinyl

Release date: Sept. 15, 2013


All music by Alice Dourlen (as Chicaloyoh)

Mastered by James Plotkin
Image by Nick D. Wood
Design by Bartolomé Sanson


A1. All The Nights
A2. Gloves And Tie
A3. The Skeleton
A4. The Sun’s Path
B1. A Man In A Street
B2. Look My Eyes
B3. Turn Into Windy Sand
B4. Gancel


Folie Sacrée is the debut full length record of Chicaloyoh, musical incarnation of Normandy resident Alice Dourlen. Creating music between soundscape exploration and intimate contemplation, Chicaloyoh is a mix of guitar, keyboards and percussions from distant and various horizons.
The album has been recorded deep in the wood in the artist’s very own Chaudelande studio during the spring of 2013. Attracting those who like the priestess singings of Grouper or french legend Catherine Ribiero, Folie Sacrée is a beautiful exploration in ambience and darkness recalling the mysticism of Popol Vuh and the late-night incantations of Nico.

Currently touring the UK with Sylvester Anfang’s BBLL, she will cross the sea for the second time for an extensive US tour with High Wolf in september 2013.

Singing with an almost pastoral verve, the minimalist and intimate soundscapes of Chicaloyoh combined with her simultaneously tender and strong voice are the foundation for her avant-garde mantras.
Mastered by James Plotkin and press on 180gr black vinyl, Folie Sacrée stood has a stunning document of the celestial awaked nightmare from one of today’s most exciting french musician.