Louis Alphonso was one of the founders and principal songwriters of the ska legends, Bad Manners .
He was with them for twenty years, and recorded seven albums. He has also worked with several major reggae musicians including Lee “Scratch” Perry, Nick Welsh and Jenny BelleStar.
Louis then moved to Paris, where he met his muse, and future wife, Sylvie. Steeped in French culture, and influenced by Pierre Schaeffer, Bo Diddley, Serge Gainsbourg, The Big Bopper, The Stranglers, and the aforementioned Lee Perry, he writes and records his first solo album, A noir, with producer Nick Buxton and a selection of English, French and Russian musicians.
His solo album A Noir is a journey through a landscape of sounds, created by applying aspects of concrete music and duplicate plate reggae (dub),
and following the poem Voyelles by Arthur Rimbaud, evoking the transformation
color sound – synaesthesia: the correspondence of the senses, a phenomenon perceived by some Neoplatonic artists, and by some psychopaths.