Posts Tagged ‘Captain Of None’

Colleen performing “Captain Of None” live in the KEXP studio. Recorded June 16th, 2015.

Colleen is French multi-instrumentalist Cecile Schott, who uses her voice and the treble viola da gamba (a baroque instrument with gut strings), to weave intricate stories about the human mind and heart. ‘Captain Of None’ is the most melodic album in her repertoire, featuring ethereal, drifting vocals, Penguin Cafe Orchestra style string plucking, reggae bass lines and dub efx. A delightful, dreamy downbeat album.

“Captain of None” is from Colleen’s album “Captain of None.”  Colleen is the alias of French musician Cécile Schott. Over the course of her four previous albums on The Leaf Label and Second Language, she has consistently reinvented herself by taking acoustic instruments out of their usual context and pushing the boundaries of their play ability, with compositions ranging from the mysterious and contemplative to kinetic and playful.
Her new album Captain of None (scheduled for release on Thrill Jockey on April 6th) is the most melodic in her repertoire, with fast-paced tracks rooted by prominent bass lines and her instruments of choice, the treble viola da gamba and her voice. It features delicately crafted, other-worldly pop songs incorporating dub-inspired techniques.
Colleen will play songs from the new album as well as selections from 2013’s The Weighing of the Heart at FAQ Festival 2015. “Captain of None”, is her 5th album, out Thrill Jockey, April 7th 2015.
The Weighing of the Heart, 2013 LP out on Second Language.
First 3 albums and an EP are available on The Leaf Label.
Listen on Spotify and my Soundcloud