CAMILLE (OST)

Format: CD
Released: January 2002
Label: MNW
Catalogue: MNWCD 374

Artist: Martin Hall
Written and produced by Martin Hall
Design: Kenneth Schultz
Photo: Casper Sejersen

INDEX

1. Camille 3:52
2. Replicator 2:44
3. 48/40 2:53
4. Slow Code 2:57
5. A Darkness Of Our Making 3:10
6. Demimonde 3:43
7. Gloria 2:14
8. Frostpowder 3:00
9. Lucid 3:18
10. Clinical Detachment 2:14
11. Trivia 2:55
12. The Music Room 2:02
13. Texture 2:06
14. Late August 4:54

LYRICS

48/40

48 hours of no sleep
40 days turning inside me
Lit inside of me
48 hours of all need
40 days frozen inside me

Sentimental to the core
Take it all and then some more
Always more
All these imitated dreams
Never know just what they mean

Demimonde

Hey baby
Let’s go out tonight
I don’t wanna feel this way
Hey baby
Let’s go feel all right
Wear that smile on your face

Forget all your troubles
Forget them tonight

Gloria

In gloria Dei Patris
In gloria Dei Patris
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Deus Dominus, et illuxit nobis
Omnes
Omnes
Deus
Hosanna in excelsis
Miserere nobis
Sempiternam
Sempiternam

Trivia

Strepere
Bagola
Gemito erotico
Fertile
Grazia
Fragola memoria
La vanità in segreto vivrà

Molcera
Nàusea
Fertile memoria
Morbido
Limpido
Strepero, silenzio
La vanità in segreto vivrà

Late August

When the sky falls down
We’ll be turning every shadow on the ground
Close your eyes and feel the strain
Let me hold you
While we’re waiting for the rain

Falling
Falling inside me
A feeling that’s fading
A feeling in gold

Hiding
Deep inside me
A summer that’s turning
It’s turning away

Cry like a yearning
That’s burning
Far away
Cool the pressure
Inside us
From the day


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Musicians

Andrea Pellegrini: mezzo-soprano
Katja Andersson: vocals
Konsort: choir
Martin Hall: networks, piano
The Vista Dome Ensemble: orchestra

Recorded at Regent House and Mind and Media (Copenhagen) and Tona (Hamburg), autumn 2001.

Info

Martin Hall’s soundtrack to Gladsaxe Teater’s major 2002 launch, the theatrical production of Alexandre Dumas fils’ The Lady of the Camellias, received a line of overwhelming reviews at the time of its release. All newspapers and magazines unanimously gave the album top ratings and called it Hall’s perhaps best album ever! With the words of leading Danish lifestyle magazine Nat & Dag: “Hall hasn’t got his equal in Denmark, and when he then, close to his 25-year jubilee as an active musician and composer, at a time when most others seem satisfied to rest on their laurels, produces some of his finest works, well, then there are plenty of good reasons to take off one’s hat, dip the flag or however else you want to show your respect”.

The record also received high scores on different international websites such as Grenzwellen where it became “Album des Monats” (the album of the month).

Camille has taken its title from the film version of the story from 1936 in which Greta Garbo stars in the leading role as Marguerite Gautier. Among the soloists on the album is Danish-Italian mezzo-soprano Andrea Pellegrini who performs three arias out of the record’s all in all 14 compositions. The cd was recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Hamburg, Germany, with the orchestra The Vista Dome Ensemble and the choir Konsort. The end title “Late August” is performed by Saccharin vocalist Katja Andersson.

The leading parts of the theatre performance was played by Danish film star Stine Stengade and intending upcomer Thure Lindhardt. Alexandre Dumas fils’ original manuscript was rewritten and directed for the stage by Flemming Enevold. The set design was made by Louise Beck of Operanord and all costumes were designed by the internationally acclaimed Danish designer Joergen Simonsen. The play premiered at January 20, 2002 and ran until April 21.

Written about the release:

”Crystalline beauty … Sublime listening.”
Information (the Danish equivalent to The Independent)

“Some of the most spellbounding and immediately accessible music Hall has produced.”
Politiken (the Danish equivalent to The Guardian)

“Hall is one of the most visionary and uncompromising artists in this country. A grand and strong listening experience.”
( * * * * * )
Jyllands-Posten (Denmark’s biggest newspaper)

“Decadent, beautiful and mean.”
Berlingske Tidende (the Danish equivalent to The Times)

“A candidate to the very best album of the year. So good it hurts, so aching that it feels good.”
( * * * * * )
Nat & Dag (the Danish equivalent to The Face)

”One of Martin Hall’s most successful works of recent date.”
( * * * * )
Gaffa (Denmark’s biggest music magazine)

“An elegant and cultivated album.”
Ekstra Bladet (the Danish equivalent to The Sun)

“Grandiose and generous music.”
B.T. (the Danish equivalent to The Mirror)

“Album des Monats … Camille funktioniert auch ohne Bilder; Camille projiziert neue.”
( 9/10 )
Grenzwellen