Monday, February 28, 2011

Colleen - Everyone Alive Wants Answers (2003)

ALBUM`````Everyone Alive Wants Answers
GENRE`````Indie Post Rock Experimental Electronic

As promised:)

Just when you thought this kind of tangled, floating, ambient wash -- sometimes with guitars, sometimes without -- couldn't get any better than specific parts of Susumu Yokota's Sakura and Grinning Cat, Colleen came along with Everyone Alive Wants Answers. Colleen is actually Cecile Schott, a Parisian who wrenches out cobwebbed melodies that are fully fleshed out as frequently as they are stunted and knotted. Her means aren't all that unique. Barbed glockenspiels, worn music boxes, humming keyboards, happenstance guitar melodies, soft-focus production -- all of that's been done before, right? What makes her stand out is that her songs seem meticulously stitched together while nearing the brink of collapse at the same time, almost all of the time.


Anonymous said...

Have you heard of a compilation titled DELIVERY ROOM? I highly recommend it. That's how I discovered Colleen and EVERYONE ALIVE WANTS ANSWERS.

I've had this Colleen album for a few years, and it never gets old. Great stuff.

Panda Stuffer said...

Hi Jason, yeah I know Delivery Room it's an excellent compilation, killer selection from a killer label:)

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