Colleen
Les Ondes Silencieuses

The Leaf Label
2007
A-
Reviewed by: Peter Parrish
Reviewed on: 2007-06-01



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Posted 06/01/2007 - 10:27:56 AM by Richie_A:
 Do you really think this is that good?.. I loved her previous two albums but this one didn't really seem to have anything to it.. Sounded like she'd just found a few old instruments and recorded herself playing around randomly with them for a while.
 
Posted 06/01/2007 - 07:03:50 PM by P_Parrish:
 I really do! Describing these compositions as "playing around randomly" I think is a touch unfair - there's some obvious structure to the whole thing. I appreciate that it may not have done anything for you though; for me, something clicked in a major way. When I was trying to enthuse about this to other Stylus people, Mr Mathers said her previous music box project hadn't won him over ... but he did like this one. She's undoubtedly moved in a new direction here, so I guess a lot depends on whether you like where she's gone - or prefer where she was. Of course, you may just love each style.