Colleen shares new single ‘Winter dawn’ from upcoming new album

The release of Colleen‘s new album A flame my love, a frequency is just around the corner. Following the first enticing single ‘Separating‘, the French multi-instrumentalist and composer has shared a marvellous new track from the album called ‘Winter dawn’. It comes with a video directed by Connor R. Burke. Watch it now.

A flame my love, a frequency is out on October 20th through Thrill Jockey

Colleen announces new album A flame my love, a frequency and shares lead single ‘Separating’

Colleen - A flame my love a frequencyPrepare yourself for a new album from French multi-instrumentalist and composer Colleen. A flame my love, a frequency follows her 2015 album Captain of None, which was one of our 15 Picks of the Year. Slated for an Autumn release, the upcoming album saw Colleen steering away from previous acoustic recordings to embrace new sonic territories in the realm of electronics and trading her usual viola da gama for a Critter and Guitari Synth.
With the relation between life and death as a core theme, A flame my love, a frequency is described as a record “that finds optimism in the face of tribulation, a meditation on humanity’s ability to prevail.”

The album will see the light of day on October 20th through Thrill Jockey but we can already hear the first enticing single ‘Separating’. The song, as the press release says, ” is an emotional response to being overwhelmed by the inevitability of death”. We’ve been playing it on a loop and can’t wait for October to come.

Mixtape #76 by Jherek Bischoff

You might have noticed our ever growing soft spot for the multi-instrumentalist Jherek Bischoff. A wonderfully talented and prolific musician, composer, arranger and producer, his numerous projects to date spans from prog rock to pop and classical music. Jherek's recently released album Cistern follows his debut, Composed, which swiftly made its way to our Album Picks of 2012. Rooted in ambient and modern classical music, Cistern is a profoundly beautiful and meditative orchestral album that will firmly tug at your heartstrings. So we're over the moon to unfold the mixtape he has lovingly assembled for CTD reflecting some of his extraordinary influences.


Watch Colleen’s video for ‘Captain of None’

Photo: Takuji Aoyagi

Photo: Takuji Aoyagi

Captain of None, the new album from Colleen, came out earlier this month via Thrill Jockey. We fell head over heels for the album when we first heard the marvellous and enveloping title track. The French multi-instrumentalist and composer is now offering a video to accompany ‘Captain of None’, directed by Naoko Tanaka. Watch it below.

Colleen shares title track from upcoming album Captain of None

Colleen - Captain of None

Having just signed to Thrill Jockey, French multi-instrumentalist and composer Cecile Schott, better known as Colleen, has announced a new album. Entitled Captain of None, the effort was recorded, mixed, and produced entirely by Schott in San Sebastian, Spain. The label describes it as “the most melodic album in her repertoire, with fast-paced tracks rooted down by prominent bass lines and assorted percussive effects”. Exploring new production techniques, “Schott tried to open the gates in the way she played, sang, and wrote lyrics for the album, and set out to explore how effects like delay and echo could go from the “cosmetic sound varnish” role they usually play to a fully dynamic, constructive, song-shaping role.”
Captain of None arrives on April 7th. Ahead of it, we can already hear the marvellous and enveloping title track.