Colleen is an aboundingly inventive composer and artist. For two decades Cécile Schott as Colleen has crafted welcoming, enchanting, and bewildering music. The multi-instrumentalist and vocalist’s timeless compositions make use of carefully selected tools to mould memories into transcendent splendour. ‘The Tunnel and the Clearing’ finds Schott at her most vulnerable and confident, invoking contemplative and swirling organ processed through analogue electronics, steady drum machine syncopations and her distinctive voice. On an album centred on processing the complicated washes of emotion through tribulations and revelations, Colleen presents a vision of breathless clarity.