Time to Die

by Christine Ott

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1.
Time to Die 08:21
2.
Brumes 06:45
3.
Landscape 03:36
4.
Chasing Harp 04:02
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Miroirs 03:21
8.
Pluie 05:24

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A L'AUBE DES MATINS BLEUS

A l’aube des matins bleus
J’ai vu au loin le scintillement des montagnes enneigées
J’ai parcouru des sentiers sinueux hantés par des esprits nocturnes
J’ai vu des forêts envoûtées, des arbres aux racines noueuses,
J’ai observé et humé leurs mousses de velours,
Perlées de gouttes de rêves que j’ai tenues dans mes mains.

A l’aube des matins bleus
J’ai survolé les grands espaces et observé des myriades d’étoiles
J’ai suivi les oies sauvages chavirées par les vents violents
J’ai entendu les chants mélismatiques des oiseaux éperdus de liberté
J’ai senti sur mon corps l’air qui sifflait et fouettait
J’ai retenu mon souffle pour garder en mémoire le son du froissement de leurs ailes.

A l’aube des matins bleus
J’ai marché pieds nus dans le désert et aperçu des mirages dorés
J’ai imaginé des routes secrètes, des murailles sculptées et des paysages lunaires
J’ai croisé des animaux sauvages et respiré des fleurs aux senteurs minérales
J’ai senti le feu sur mes lèvres et mes mains trembler
J’ai fermé les yeux pour garder en mémoire les caresses de la brise du soir.

A l’aube des matins bleus
J’ai vu les côtes sauvages des Îles d’Aran
J’ai couru au hasard des récifs balayés par les vents
J’ai plongé dans les eaux profondes pour écouter le chant des baleines
J’ai vu les barques frêles et scintillantes des elfes disparaître sur les eaux calmes
Et s’en aller vers des contrées lointaines et les Terres Immortelles.

« I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe
All those moments will be lost in time,
like tears in the rain…»

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AT THE DAWN OF BLUE MORNINGS

At the dawn of blue mornings
I’ve seen the snowy mountains sparkling
I’ve gone through winding pathways haunted by night spirits
I’ve seen bewitched woods, trees with gnarled roots
I’ve observed and smelled their velvet mosses,
Pearls and drops of dream which I held in my hands.

At the dawn of blue mornings
I’ve flown over the great outdoors and watched myriads of stars
I’ve followed the wild geese hustled by the strong winds
I’ve heard the melismatic songs of birds, overwhelmed with freedom
I’ve felt the air all over my body, whistling and whipping
I’ve held my breath to remember the sound of their wings rustling.

At the dawn of blue mornings
I’ve walked in the desert and saw golden mirages
I’ve imagined secret paths, sculpted high walls and lunar landscapes
I’ve come across wild animals and smelled flowers with mineral scents
I’ve felt the fire on my lips and my hands shaking
I’ve closed my eyes to remember the gentle touch of the evening breeze.

At the dawn of blue mornings
I’ve seen the wild coasts of the Aran Islands
I’ve run amongst the reefs swept by winds and storms
I’ve dived into the deep waters to listen to the whale song
I’ve seen the frail sailing boats of the elves vanishing over the Great Sea
To faraway places and Undying Lands.

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe
All those moments will be lost in time,
like tears in the rain…”


Christine Ott
Translated by and with the precious advice of Rozenn Yvon.

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released April 9, 2021

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French composer and multi-instrumentalist Christine Ott returns to Gizeh Records for her fourth album ‘Time To Die’, the sequel to the highly regarded ‘Only Silence Remains’ (2016). ‘Time To Die’ is a musical fresco in eight chapters, a sensory journey between the world of the living and the dead, for which the musician weaves a unique dramaturgy between contemporary classical and electro-acoustic music.

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All music composed by Christine Ott

Christine Ott — Harp, Vocals, Piano, Ondes Martenot, Jupiter8, Percussions, Timpani, Tubular bells, Monotron, Vibraphone / Mathieu Gabry — Mellotron, Keyboards, Vibraphone, Effects, Processing and Arrangements on 1,4,5,8 / Casey Brown — Spoken Voice on 1

Recorded in Serpentine Studio Strasbourg, Conservatoire de Strasbourg & Musée Würth Erstein from 2012 to 2019 / Mixed by Benoit Burger & Mathieu Gabry in Spring 2020 / Mastered by Lawrence English www.lawrenceenglish.com / Artwork by Renaud Allirand bit.ly/321S2wG / Layout by Richard Knox at Dark peak Press www.darkpeakpress.com / Limited Numbered Vinyl Edition includes the piano score of "Miroirs", transcribed by Rémi Zeller / « A l’aube des matins bleus » - « At the dawn of blue mornings » Poem written by Christine Ott in March 2021, Translated by and with the precious advice of Rozenn Yvon.

Special thanks to: Renaud Allirand et la Galerie Garnier-Delaporte,
Benoît Burger, Rémi Zeller, Benoît Foegle, Pierre-Loïc Le Bliguet,
Mathieu Gabry, Richard Knox, Vincent Lavigne, Mick Shenton

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TELERAMA « Chef-d’œuvre d’une experte en ondes et paysages sonores (...) entre Glass, Eno et Debussy. »

BANDCAMP « Christine Ott alternates ghostly piano compositions with lush & hovering synth-driven songs. »

HEMISPHERE SON « La multi-instrumentiste Christine Ott fait partie de ces artistes qui contribuent à opérer la jonction entre le monde de la pop et le celui des musiques savantes et à faire tomber les murs, par ses différentes collaborations comme par l’esthétique qu’elle développe dans ses œuvres. »

BACKSEAT MAFIA « A modern compositional masterclass »

RADIO FRANCE, Coup de Coeur Radio France

ROCKERILLA, Contemporary Album of the Month

D-MUTE « Christine Ott exprime avec les huit morceaux de Time to Die une force de passion et de sentiments saisissants, touchant l’auditeur de façon viscérale, primitive. (...) Il est peut-être temps de 'mourir', d’annihiler complètement ce que nous pensons être, pour se reconstruire, se redéfinir. »

FREDO VIOLA « Stunning, terrifying, magnetic, delicate, painful and uncanny... It’s like discovering a bizarre object hanging very low in the sky, something beautiful but unfathomable, just out of reach. The way I see the album is as a series of quite cinematic meditations on the theme of death and dying, changing prismatically, up to that incredibly delicate and beautiful conclusion. »

INTERVIEW OF CHRISTINE OTT, SOM « Rather than an evocation of death as we could imagine, the album 'Time To Die' is to me more a reflection and a questioning about humanity, and a story of humility in front of the mysteries of death. »

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Ondes Martenot teacher sometimes. Also cooking with Snowdrops, Nahal Recordings, Theodore Wild Ride, Gizeh Records... Past collaborations with Yann Tiersen, Tindersticks or Foudre!...

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