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Only Silence Remains

by Christine Ott

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Szczecin 04:35
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Sexy Moon 05:16
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Raintrain 06:49
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No memories 03:54
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Tempête 09:10
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Disaster 05:40
Rain, Snow and Storm You just open your eyes To "Solitude and desolation" Loneliness and devastation. The wind was blowing As never heard before, The storm was terrifying, Destroying trees on your way Like in a nightmare A sad dream, After the breaking of Earth, Only silence remains. No birds, no leaves, No signs of life No human beings Only silence of death Rain, Snow and Storm Consequences of our Science and violence, Bombs and nuclear power Turning the beauty of Nature, Animals and forests Into silence and desperate solitude With no possible return You were running away, Through a desert of life, Sadness and darkness. When I looked into your eyes I could see the light I could see the sky Full of Stars You just open your eyes

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French composer and Ondes Martenot virtuoso, Christine Ott releases her first full-length album since 2009 and her debut record for Gizeh Records.Only Silence Remains is beautifully melodic and filled with mystery, seeing multi-instrumentalist Ott performing on a variety of different instruments throughout the record.

Ott's creations are nothing short of magical, with the piano taking centre stage throughout, accompanied perfectly by the Ondes Martenot, harmonium, tubular bells and percussion. This music is revelatory in its ability to transport you to another time or perhaps even another world. It's nocturnal qualities coupled with subtle romance reveal an artist at the top of her game. Only Silence Remains seeps into your unconscious, and rewards with repeated listening.

From movie soundtracks to opera, through improvisation, contemporary music, theatre plays, dance or rock music, Christine Ott's musical path has always been guided with a ‘no limit’ spirit and will to share her passion for new sounds with others. Ott is a true eclectic artist with a musical journey that knows no concessions, always driven by an insatiable curiosity, uncompromising musical choices, and cooperations born with passion and heart. Collaborations with the likes of Yann Tiersen, Radiohead, Tindersticks, Syd Matters, Daau, Raphelson, Noir Désir, Vénus, Oiseaux-Tempête and Foudre! have lasted over time.... Her music is all together unclassifiable, disturbing, inspired and melodious.

Ott is a mischievous, extraterrestrial being. Always looking for new and interesting ways to work, she does not settle on one instrument, such as the Ondes Martenot: an enigmatic electronic musical instrument invented by Maurice Martenot in 1928. Nor does she settle on one musical style: she is working with an ever-present passion to shuffle the cards. Ott was an integral part of Yann Tiersen's experimental band for ten years, contributing on both recorded material and live shows alongside a vast amount of other work for theatre, film and dance.​

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released May 20, 2016

All tracks composed & performed by Christine Ott

Christine Ott: Piano, Ondes Martenot, harmonic tubes, harmonium, percussion, vocals, Jupiter8, timpani, tubular bells.

Disaster lyrics by Christine Ott

Recorded by Benoit Burger & Christine Ott except Szczecin live by Fabrice Tison and Raintrain introduction by Frederic Apffel.

Mixed by Yann Arnaud.
Mastered by Antoine Chabert.

Photographs & design by Jean-Pierre Rosenkranz, Mathieu Gabry & Richard Knox

Additional musicians:
Justine Charlet - Harpsichord (1)
Jerome Fohrer - Double bass (1,4)
Anil Eraslan - Cello (2,7)
Olivier Maurel - Vibraphone (2)
Francesco Rees - Drums (4)
Servovalve - Soundscapes (8)
​Casey Brown - Spoken voice (8)

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LES INROCKUPTIBLES "Entre caresses irréelles, maelströms grondants, souffles cosmiques et danses astrales, on sort de ce voyage musical ému et ébloui." DANS LE TOP ALBUMS 2016

A CLOSER LISTEN “One of the most hopeful albums of the year" TOP10 MODERN COMPOSITION 2016

THE SKINNY "Ott's compositions are shadowy and minimal, the melodies subtly sketched, and arrangements given space and light. It makes for a set that rewards repeated listens."

POPNEWS "Il est des musiques instrumentales parfois bien moins muettes qu’elles n’y paraissent. (...) Christine Ott, avec son second album, "Only Silence Remains" investit des territoires nouveaux, ceux où planent les spectres d’une musique classique accueillante."

AURAL AGGRAVATION "Ott demonstrates a musical intuition that’s truly exceptional. To describe or define the ways in which the music reaches in and touch the listener’s soul is nigh on impossible: it simply does. "

L'OMBRE SUR LA MESURE "une oeuvre mystérieuse, transmettant des sensations ambivalentes mais pérennes. Un disque ouvert, qui a le mérite de véritablement expérimenter sans se perdre. Un disque où règne la divagation mais où rien n’est laissé au hasard."

SOUNDBLAB "A mood-enhancing and enchanting album that Erased Tapes would love to showcase and could be filed alongside Rachel Grimes or John Carpenter"

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DISASTER LYRICS :

Rain, Snow and Storm
You just open your eyes
To "Solitude and desolation"
Loneliness and devastation.
The wind was blowing
As never heard before,
The storm was terrifying,
Destroying trees on your way

Like in a nightmare
A sad dream,
After the breaking of Earth,
Only silence remains.
No birds, no leaves,
No signs of life
No human beings
Only silence of death

Rain, Snow and Storm
Consequences of our
Science and violence,
Bombs and nuclear power
Turning the beauty of Nature,
Animals and forests
Into silence and desperate solitude
With no possible return

You were running away,
Through a desert of life,
Sadness and darkness.
When I looked into your eyes
I could see the light
I could see the sky
Full of Stars
You just open your eyes

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Christine Ott Strasbourg, France

Pianist, Ondist, Composer
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Also cooking with Snowdrops, Nahal Recordings, Theodore Wild Ride, Gizeh Records...
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Past collaborations with Yann Tiersen, Tindersticks or Foudre!...

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