Colleen et les Boîtes à Musique

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Colleen et les Boîtes à Musique
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EP by Colleen
Released October 2, 2006
Recorded 2004-2006 in Glasgow and Paris
Genre Electronica
Length 38:59
Label The Leaf Label BAY53
Producer Cécile Schott
Colleen chronology
Mort Aux Vaches
(2006)Mort Aux Vaches2006
Colleen et les Boîtes à Musique
Les Ondes Silencieuses
(2007)Les Ondes Silencieuses2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Guardian 3/5 stars[1]

Colleen et les Boîtes à Musique is a 14-track EP by French electronica artist Colleen (real name Cécile Schott) released on October 2, 2006. It was recorded between 2004 and January 2006 for the atelier de création radiophonique of France Culture, a national radio station, to be played back in a special broadcast. Schott was pleased with the results and soon decided to also release the recordings as an EP. This EP became her second release of 2006, acting as successor to the Mort Aux Vaches live album released in January.

Thirteen of the fourteen tracks were made entirely using music boxes, accounting for the EP's name which translates into English as "Colleen and the Music Boxes". The exception was track 14, "I'll Read You a Story", which also included classical guitar and could be found on the 2005 album The Golden Morning Breaks. The enhanced CD also included a video for this track.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were composed and played by Cécile Schott.

  1. "John Levers the Ratchet" – 0:30
  2. "What is a Componium?" (Part 1) – 6:44
  3. "Charles's Birthday Card" – 0:47
  4. "Will You Gamelan for Me?" – 3:01
  5. "The Sad Panther" – 1:52
  6. "Under the Roof" – 3:09
  7. "What is a Componium?" (Part 2) – 3:05
  8. "A Bear is Trapped" – 1:04
  9. "Please Gamelan Again" – 2:30
  10. "Your Heart is so Loud" – 3:56
  11. "Calypso in a Box" – 0:47
  12. "Bicycle Bells" – 2:28
  13. "Happiness Nuggets" – 2:13
  14. "I'll Read You a Story" – 6:49 – A video is also included on the enhanced CD.



Production credits[edit]

  • Composed by Cécile Schott
  • Produced by Cécile Schott
  • Recorded by John Cavanagh (tracks 1, 3-4, 6, 8-9, 11-13) and Cécile Schott (all other tracks)
  • Mastering by Emiliano Flores
  • Artwork by Iker Spozio


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