Yet when he did get back to work, rather than present the mainstream recording industry with a calling card in the form of a commercially viable album, Philippe - and his collaborator Dean Brodrick - came up with two of his most experimental collections to date. The first, Rainfall, was driven by a self-imposed (and conveniently low-budget) manifesto which dictated that every sound on the album should be the product of either voice or piano, both of which are heavily multi-tracked
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Release group by Louis Philippe with Dean Brodrick. included in: Rainfall, Jean Renoir.
For other people named Louis Philippe, see Louis Philippe (disambiguation). A number of albums followed, all of them released on the Trattoria label: Rainfall, 1991; Jean Renoir, 1992, both of them recorded with t Dean Brodrick; "Delta Kiss", 1993; Sunshine, produced by Bertrand Burgalat, 1994; Jackie Girl, 1996, the first of his records to feature XTC guitarist Dave Gregory; 'Azure', recorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and Nusch, a collection. A collaboration of note was the album 9th & 13th (Tricatel, 2001), in which he teamed up with Danny Manners and novelist Jonathan Coe, to produce musical settings for the latter's writings. Jonathan Coe, who had contributed the sleevenotes to Azure, and had used a verse of his song "Yuri Gagarin" as an epigraph for his best-seller What a Carve Up!, has also written a number of lyrics for him since My Favourite Part of You (2002).
|Disc One: Rainfall|
|1-2||The Sally Gardens|
|1-3||I Just Wasn't Made For These Times|
|1-6||The Captain's Apprentice|
|1-8||A Cloudless Day|
|1-9||The Metempsychosis Song|
|1-12||The Corncircle Dance|
|Disc Two: Jean Renoir|
|2-2||Lazy English Sun|
|2-8||So Long, Sailor|
|2-10||An American Friend|
|2-11||Une Île (Greenwich Tunnel Secret Choir)|