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, with fast-paced tracks rooted down by prominent bass lines and assorted percussive effects. it is also an album that breaks new ground for colleen in terms of production. while previous works centered around sample-based or looped, minimal compositions, on captain of none schott significantly changed her approach, setting her viola and her voice as focal points. captain of none is inhabited by delicately crafted, other-worldly pop songs incorporating dub-inspired techniques.
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ela orleans (hb recordings, parental guidance) is a polish musician now based in glasgow, uk.
she was a member of pop collagists hassle hound, has played with various luminaries of the new york experimental and noise scenes and is a composer for the screen and theatre. over the course of orleans’ music career, her tagline and brief description for her music has always been “movies for ears”. in the work orleans pushes her pastoral pop roots into more cinematic terrain, experimenting with carefully considered sound art segments, complex electronic textures and orchestral flourishes. she has a number of solo recordings and numerous collaborative releases on labels such as all saints records, warp, parental guidance, la station radar, night people, clan destine records, twisted nerve and staubgold. she currently works on her upcoming lp with musician and producer – howie b. the record will be released by hb recordings in spring 2015.
an intersection of sound and vision. curated, created, and in many instances, imagined. it stems from a love for music, language, imagery, and collaboration; and while it's the work of a core unit, it's also an invitation to, and expression of, a community of artists.an intersection of sound and vision—curated, created, and in many instances, imagined.
it stems from a love for music, language, imagery, and collaboration; and while it's the work of a core unit, it's also an invitation to, and expression of, a community of artists.