Synthesising new sound on Louis's latest album

A MULTI-TALENTED musician from Buxton is preparing to celebrate the launch of his new album.

Louis Gordon's vast repertoire includes drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and his own distinctive and versatile singing voice.

He has also established a reputation as an electronic artist and recording studio boffin, using synthesisers, drum machines and guitars to produce his own unique electro-psychedelia.

Next month sees the release of his epic, semi-autobiographical double album Electric Shock Treatment (EST), which contains a second disc entitled "The Motion Picture Event Of The Year".

And to celebrate, Louis is holding an album launch party at Nat's Kitchen, 9 Market Street, Buxton, on Monday (June 22), from 7pm until late.

Perhaps best known for his musical partnership with John Foxx, the legendary electro-rock multimedia manipulator and founder member of Ultravox, Louis has worked as his musical collaborator for the past 14 years. Together they have released 15 albums, appeared on four compilation albums and toured the world.

Louis has supported New Order with his band 'The Circus Girls', released an underground smash dance hit 'The Theme From It's All Gone Pearshaped', and his output encompasses six albums under his own name.

He also has a sideline partnership with Matt Gunn, and together they have played two festivals and released an album 'The Shortwave Sessions'.

A new album 'The White Noise Tapes' is also in the pipeline.

Louis' debut album 'Blind Anorexic' came out in April last year and his latest CD single 'This Air' has just been released.