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Colleen

Les Ondes Silencieuses

Colleen Les Ondes Silencieuses
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C├ęcile Schotts third album as Colleen; highly personal but distinctly more adventurous and confident than its predecessors. Gone are the samples and loops of old, as the emphasis moves to the natural tones produced by a range of unusual live instruments, largely unadorned. The seeds for this album were sown when the 15year-old Schott happened upon the film Tous Les Matins Du Monde, based on the life of Marin Marais, the acclaimed 17th Century viola da gamba player. It was the first time Schott had seen or heard a viol. The sound and mystery of the instrument, set her off on an obsession which reached fruition in 2005 when she found a viola maker to custom-build an instrument for her. The viola da gamba was supplemented with another Baroque instrument, the spinet, a smaller relative of the harpsichord. The versatile clarinet was also recruited, along with Schotts trusted classical guitar. Crystal glasses were added for percussive effect. And thats everything you hear on the album.

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