I ran into this album at a local record store and the more I listened to it the more I fell in love with it. It could be described as experimental ambient electronica, but Colleen has a way to select and process the sounds and layer the gestures that hits an immediate and unique spot, making my musical brain wonder intently:
Where does she take all of this from?
What is the mystery behind all these compelling, riveting textures and developments?
Each track has its own atmosphere, sometimes warm and cozy, like grandma telling you forgotten stories while you watch super-8 films of your childhood, some spooky and playful like paper maché ghosts dancing around in a toy castle, others bringing a fragile and mysterious beauty to life that seems dusted but you better put your gloves on and be extremely careful when you handle it! :)
There is no limit to the images that come to mind when I listen to this album, and I wonder if I'm the only one who sees the immense quality of what Colleen has achieved.
It works well as a vinyl record too.
Anyone who is looking for soundtracks to experimental film should definitely give it a listen, if only for inspiration.
None of it seems overly complicated, but I never heard an electronica album as mysterious, beautiful, deep, poetic, melancholic and warm that would come even close to affecting me with the same intensity.
Occasional mistiness included. (Babies?)
Hope we hear more from her like this. <3