Libeau's debut album 'Led By The Moon' was forged during many late nights recording on her laptop in Christchurch, New Zealand, formulating a mixture of deep atmospherics blended with soulful vocals and harmonies with dark angular beats.
These songs drew the attention, through a mutual friend, of UK record producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Super Furry Animals, Codes).
He came over to work with Libeau at Christchurch's newly opened Quicksand studios, where he decided, rather than record the album from scratch, to use Libeau's home recordings as the basis of the album due to their magical quality and innocence.
Having recently seen the work of British guitarist Andy T. with Portishead's Adrian Utley accompanying the 1922 silent film 'Nosferatu' at Bristol's Gothic Cathedral, felt he would be a perfect fit to complete the ensemble.
After an intensive month of recording, the album resumed in the UK with contributions from the Vulcan String Quartet, renowned for their work with the Manic Street Preachers and Bill Fay. The album was mixed by Havers long term associate Clint Murphy who brought out the albums rhythmic side, expanding on the Quicksand recordings with additional beats and sonorous bass.
With mixing completed , the recordings were mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound in New York, completing the albums global journey.
Libeau's debut album 'Led By The Moon' will be released on Friday 20th June on iTunes and Bandcamp
Catch Libeau live at Auckland's Wine Cellar on Friday 27 June.