Chapelier Fou

Chapelier Fou



After three EPs, one album (613) and about a hundred concerts among which, some of the most prestigious festivals, the career of Chapelier Fou, aka Louis Warynski is now taking him about everywhere in the world (Europe, Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, Mexico...). Over a short period of time, the outstanding complexity and rare song-writing work hidden behind his elaborated and catchy melodies have revealed this mix of electro and more classical instrumentation, and established it as one of the most intriguing hybrids of the recent years.

Following 613, a stroll walking the listener around a singular, yet still underconstruction world, Invisible now lets us literally take off to an ever-changing land. Where the music's emotional harmony was once frail, it appears unquestionably more stable today. As usual, the melodies, perhaps more melancholic now than ever before ('Fritz Lang', 'Cyclope and Othello'), were treated with meticulous attention, even if the work over rhythms often comes first in the Metz-born 28-year-old's creative process.

Continuously exploring the infinite potential of computers, Louis gives free rein to his spontaneity, using violin, guitar, but also an increasing number of vintage synths. An almost disconcerting outcome results from his constant risktaking - Chapelier Fou keeps questioning himself rather than releasing ever the same patterns. But the central elements that forged his style are still here to be found.

Matt Elliott, once again lending his voice to one of the songs ('Moth, Flame'), and Gérard Kurdian (This Is The Hello Monster), to the the single 'Vessel Arches', both add to the various atmospheres and emotions, making Invisible sound particularly rich. 

The numerous concerts given around the world have marked the musician, leaving sounds, clues and messages hidden all across the record, shaping a very mysterious ambiance, and making clear that this time, Warynski would draw inspiration from encounters, experiences and travel (a quick look at the songs' titles is enough to tell that, once again, each of them hides a central concept, and that definitions and meanings will have to be wormed out of Louis). Interchangeable, the artwork superimposes shapes, images and colours... As if echoing a career growing global, Chapelier Fou's music tends to sweep frontiers away, speaking a universal language, that of emotions and sharing. And it is with utter pride, it has to be said, that we expand our catalogue with this album, a gift for Ici d'Ailleurs' 15th anniversary.


On tour...
On tour... On tour...



October 1st - Nancy (FR-54), L'Autre Canal (w/ Billie Brelok, Thylacine) - La Tournée des Inouïs (tickets)

October 4th - Agen (FR-40), Le Florida (w/ JJ Johanson)

October 14th - Paris (FR-75), Le Café de la Danse (tickets)

October 15th - Strasbourg (FR-67), La Laiterie (tickets)

October 25th - Metz (FR-57), La BAM (Boîte à Musique) (tickets)

November 4th - London (UK), Purcell Room

November 7th - Ris Orangis (FR-91), Le Plan

November 19th - Nîmes (FR-30), La Paloma (w/ Asgeir)

November 21th - Roubaix (FR-59), La Condition Publique (w/ Suuns)

November 29th - Chalon-sur-Saone (FR-71), Auditorium du Conservatoire (w/ We Mantra Experience)

December 5th - Dijon (FR-21), La Vapeur (w/ François & The Atlas Mountain) (tickets)

December 6th - Bulle (CH), Ebullition








January, 1st - Woodford, Woodford Folk Festival

January, 3rd - Sunshine Coast, Sol Bar

January, 04 - Adelaine, Festival Centre

January, 05 - Melbourne, Toff in Town

January, 06 - Sydney, The Vanguard

January 25 - Fontenay Sous Bois (FR-94), Espace Culturel Gérard Philippe

February 09 - Marseille (FR-13), Le Cabaret Aléatoire

March 08 - London (UK), Cargo

April 11 - Agen (FR-47), Les 20 ans du Florida

April 13 - La Roche Sur Yon (FR-85), Le Fuzz'Yon

June 08 - Belfort (FR), Piscine Pannoux

July 04 - Belfort (FR), Les Eurokéennes

August 23 - Montpellier (FR), Les Nuits d'Ö

November 13 - Istanbul (TR), Festival XXF / club Nublu




21 mars - Shangai (CN), Yuyintang 

22 mars - Pekin (CN), MAO 

28 mars - Lausanne (CH), Satellite 

04 avril - Nancy, L'Autre Canal (DJ set), Festival ICI D'AILLEURS... 

05 avril - Metz, Les Trinitaires 

06 avril - Villeurbanne, Festival Reperkusound 

07 avril - Paris, Le Nouveau Casino, Festival ICI D'AILLEURS... 

11 avril - Strasbourg, La Laiterie, Les Artefacts 

21 avril - Chelles, Les Cuizines 

25 avril - Toulouse, La Dynamo 

26 Avril - Bordeaux, IBoat 

27 avril - St Ave, L'Echonova 

04 mai - Roma (IT), Lanificio 159 

05 mai - Cantania (IT), Centro Culturale Zo 

12 mai - Laval, Festival Les 3 Eléphants (création avec This Is The Hello Monster et le Conservatoire de Laval) 

13 mai - Bruxelles (BE), Les Nuits Botaniques – Museum

29 mai - Lesquin, Salle Municipale

01 juin - Brest, La Carène, Nuit Zébrée

20 juin - Kusadasi, (TR), Institut Français

20 juin - Izmir, (TR), Institut Français

20 juin - Ankara, (TR), Institut Français

28 juin - Metz, Les Trinitaires

02 juillet - Montréal, (CA), Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

03 juillet - Montréal, (CA), Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

06 juillet - Neuve Eglise (BE), Festival Décibulles

10 juillet - Lausanne (CH), Festival de la Cité

11 juillet - Lausanne (CH), Festival de la Cité

20 juillet - Nancy, Parvis Hôtel de Ville

21 juillet - Tauxigny, Festival de la contemplation

03 aout - Châteaude Boulogne, Festival Paradox

04 aout - Dranouter (BE), Dranouter Festival

27 septembre - St Nazaire (FR-44), Le Vip

28 septembre - Angers  (FR-49), Le Chabada

02 octobre - Londres (UK), Slaughtered Lamb

03 octobre - Brighton (UK), Blind Tiger

04 octobre - Bristol (UK), Cube

05 octobre - Fribourg (CH), Le Nouveau Monde

11 octobre - Wesport Festival (IE)

13 octobre - Rennes (FR-35), Le Diapason

26 octobre - Yverdon (CH), l'Amalgame

December, 29 - Sydney, Peats Ridge Festival

December, 30 - Woodford, Woodford Folk Festival

December, 31 - Woodford, Woodford Folk Festival




2 février - Glasgow (UK), Celtic Connections

3 février - Glasgow (UK), Celtic Connections

4 février - Genève (CH), Festival Antigel

5 février - Genève (CH), Festival Antigel

11 mars - Adelaide (AUS), Womadelaide

12 mars - Adelaide (AUS), Womadelaide

14 mars - Melbourne (AUS), Revolver Upstairs

16 mars - New Plymouth (NZ), Womad NZ

18 mars - New Plymouth (NZ), Womad NZ

26 mai - Londres (UK), Jazz Café

27 mai - Londres (UK), Jazz Café

05 juin - Cheltenham (UK), Wychwood festival 

10 juin - Saint Pierre de la Réunion, Sakifo festival

16 juin - Villeurbanne, Les Invités

18 juin - Brussels (BE), Place des Palais, fête de la musique


Press quotes


''The French has decided to write the comforting original soundtrack of your life: well done'' (Les Inrockuptibles)
''This disc is fascinating, disconcerting and off the beaten track'' (Longueur d'ondes)
'' Very beautiful'' (Openmag)
''A polychrome album, where magic and mystery are present on each note'' (D-side)
''A permanent invitation to be silent and to explore with closed eyes unknown regions'' ((Magic)
''This disc is a small bomb'' (Tsugi)
''The power and the frailty'' ( Koikispass)
''A new genre but an inventive and interesting music'' (Fanzyo)
''The five senses are transported to a full of emotions world by each track and note'' (LM)
''A unbelievable cleverness, sensitivity and freshness'' (Cultzine)
''A thousand and one electro arrangements, all perfect'' (SLR)




''Extravagant and refined music'' (L'humanité)
''Chapelier fou has succeeded in creating an enchanting and colorful universe'' (Direct soir)
''This genius has so much resources under his hat'' (20 minutes)
"Louis Warynski has started his imagine machine''
''This young prodigy has given more credibility to the instrumental music'' (L'est républicain)
''The alchemy is deep, musical, melodic and never stumbles in the avant gardist'' (La voix du nord)
''An exacting and accessible music. Perhaps the characteristics of of great musician'' (Ouest France)
''613 is a lake in which the most varied musical influences met'' (Le Populaire du centre)
''This violinist uses captivating instruments and explores far-off and enchantress lands'' (Lyon plus)
''The delicately worked music is successful'' (Le Télégramme)




''Beautiful instrumental. Congratulations'' (Le Parisien)
''The show he gave on Friday in the auditorium was a trip inside his unlimited imagination'' (L'
''One of the musical phenomenon of the year'' (Music story)
''Touched by the grace'' (
''A curiously familiar music, both scheming and tinged with influences'' (
''An unique personality who charms us by his sens of the melody, on stage as well as on our decks'' ( Froggy's delight)
''His compositions exhilarate and his melodies delight'' (Les Zindés)
''A great promise for the future: will he be the Brian Eno of our time'' (SFR Music)
''He has found the way'' (M-La Music)
''An album with an enchanting and personal tone'' (Kub)
''Very poetic'' (Chronique Musicale)
''A caress for the ears and you will be wrong to deprive yourself'' (soul kitchen)
''His talent is quite obvious'' (Imusikk)
"A masterpiece'' (Vacarm)
"A meticulous work in the studio and a great performer'' (W-Fenec)
''Louis Warynski, skill violinist composes his music like a tightrope walker'' (pop news)


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To download "613" biography, please click here.

Press Review

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