Posts Tagged ‘Cécile Schott’

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.

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Colleen’s fifth studio LP, will be released this April on Thrill Jockey Records. COLLEEN’s US and EU dates features a special evening at Cork Opera House (w/ Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh) on Sunday May 3rd 2015. aka Cécile Schott, is really one of those artists where if you know, you know. Her run of albums from 2003-2007, mostly on The Leaf Label presented an exquisite set of dream-worlds, where you could easily drift away on her loops of cellos, bells, flutes and musical boxes. But then a six-year hiatus from the music world made it almost seem like it HAD been a dream. However, she returned with The Weighing of the Heart in 2013, easily up there with her very best work – and now, teamed up with Thrill Jockey, she’s showing that she’s stronger than ever. This is the first track from her Captain of None album coming on April 7th, and damn, it’s beautiful.