Colleen returns with new LP, The Tunnel And The Clearing

French composer and multi-instrumentalist Colleen, aka Cécile Schott, has a new album on the way via Thrill Jockey. 

Titled, The Tunnel And The Clearing, Schott, created the project throughout several transformative changes. Beginning work on the album in 2018 Schott was soon diagnosed with chronic autoimmune disease, relocating from San Sebastian to Barcelona, pandemic related lockdowns further halted recordings. The breakdown of her longtime partnership compounded all this.

 “I found direct correspondences between my internal discourse, its obsessive, frantic attempts at making sense of what I could not understand, and the music I was making, with motifs functioning as questions and answers, doubts and assertions,” she says. 

The Tunnel And The Clearing follows her 2019 EP, A Flame Variations (Live In The Moog Soundlab).

You can listen to lead track ‘Gazing At Taurus – Santa Eulalia’ below.


1. The Crossing

2. Revelation

3. Implosion-Explosion

4. The Tunnel and the Clearing

5. Gazing at Taurus – Santa Eulalia 04:56

6. Gazing at Taurus – Night Sky Rumba

7. Hidden in the Current

Thrill Jockey will release The Tunnel And The Clearing on 21st May. Pre-order here.

CF Smith

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