"Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes an album of the most extravagant romanticism: a heady blend of decadent cabaret, European folk music and art-rock, delighting in drama, celebrating and mocking passion. Parisian songstress Cleo T‘s, Songs of Gold and Shadow should ideally be listened to whilst wearing silk and reclining on a chaise longue, sipping absinthe or chai tea."
- the Girls Are
"Dark and seductive. An excellent collaboration that will send you slowly mad"
Cleo T is from Paris and performs music that sits somewhere between ethereal folk & dark cabaret. Through broken waltzes and melancholic melodies it takes on a dreamlike quality. The album, Songs of Gold and Shadow was produced by John Parish who is probably best known for his work with PJ Harvey and Robert Wyatt. In fact, Robert Wyatt wrote the lyrics for the hidden track on the CD version of the album track So Long Ago Yesterday specifically for Cleo.
"…diaphanous and ethereal ballads…folk compositions treated in the spirit of cabaret.”
- Rock & Folk, France
"...a wild side that contrasts with sweetness, while remaining deeply sensitive and melodic."