'...a luminous voice, a smoky alto that unfurls like a plume of cigarette smoke, its velvety tone a sensual narcotic....' textura
New Album 'Nights Bright Days' Out Now
Lovingly and intricately crafted, sophisticated and sensual, ‘Nights Bright Days’ is Chloë March’s third studio album and the second she has engineered and produced herself.
Beginning four years ago, inspired by the Night and Metamorphosis, these sixteen songs have emerged as a cycle of dreams imbued with images of darkness and light; of Orpheus in the fields and at sea, bonfires on a frozen river, lonely kings, bohemian San Fransisco, deep woods and sleeping hearts, sensuality, loss and longing.
‘Nights Bright Days’embraces jazz, classical and folk influences and glitters with auto-harps, psalteries, layered vocals, guitar (Tommy Ashby) and piano textures. The album travels through lush, hallucinatory soundscapes with cinematic synths and french horn (Emma Bell), plays with glitch-out electro and dreampop and offers compelling, evocative artsongs featuring soprano sax and bass clarinet (Ted Watson). Chloë’s trademark velvety alto is to the fore, bringing with it the beauty and luminosity for which she is becoming known and loved.
Poetic, dreamy and engaging, ‘Nights Bright Days’ is a multi-layered, hypnotic and rewarding album. On the right are 3 songs from the album ~ hope you enjoy and thanks for your support for Independent music....
To buy the beautiful CD digi-pack with 6-page booklet including all lyrics/Chloë's original photography and/or Digital Download in a variety of formats including MP3 and FLAC please head to Bandcamp. Purchase of the CD comes with immediate Digital Download of the album
Video for the Single 'Winter Deep'
Also at youtube
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'Chloe March is blessed with an absolutely charismatic voice' nowamuzyka
'In a typical song, she bolsters her singing's impact and the music's entrancing potential by accompanying the lead vocal with intricate, multi-layered counterpoint (“Orpheus at Sea” one good example of many). At such moments, it's hard not to think of the mythological Sirens who used their hypnotic voices to lure sailors ashore, wrecking their ships against the island's rocky coast in the process.' textura
''Nights Bright Days' is an evocative and poetic tale of sensual sounds arranged in a series of unique musical dreams... I compared her voice to Beth Gibons or Mimi Parker, but I cannot ignore such singers as Tracey Thorn and Tori Amos ("Ember", "Le Roi Lonely" and "Dream Swim")
The recording 'Orpheus Head' remains deep in the memory, with electronic backing, piled vocals, piano phrases and an elegant dream-pop vibe. In turn, the beautiful ballad 'Eurydice On The Underground' recalls the late 90s work of David Sylvian' nowamuzyka
'...these amalgamations of synthesized programs, with delicate colorings of piano, saxophone, zither and guitar are closer to the work of Erik Satie than they are to traditional pop music. March’s work most recalls David Sylvian’s classic album, Secrets of the Beehive with its slow burning atmospherics that borrow from folk, classical, jazz and electronic ambient music' strange alphabets
Recent Reviews for Chloë's vocal collaborations with ambient artist Jumpel
'The expressive and acoustic qualities of Chloe March’s own experiments and personal poetry resonates intimately with Joe Dürbeck’s immersive and powerful electronic fragments to a create a very sensuous experience.' Igloo Magazine
'Vocalist Chloë March['s] humanizing presence elevates every song on which she appears... Alluringly hushed... Her sensual vocalizing [and] soft, smoky delivery leaves a haunting impression' textura
'An extraordinary vocal from March, at times reminiscent of Beth Gibbons and Mimi Parker of Low' Nowamuzyka
For Chloë's previous Albums 'Divining' and 'Snowdrop':
'A command of the keyboard reminiscent of Kate Bush, Tori Amos or Nina Simone... Hear the three years of perfectionism' Tom Robinson BBC6
'A mesmerizing voice.... An inner theatre made tangible by sound' Julians Flight
'Wow this is a beautiful record' Collected Sounds
'Electronic dreampop with dashes of jazz and artsong. One woman band March crafts an ethereal song cycle... using the intricate minimalism of Steve Reich, layers of sparkling keyboards and her deep, sensual alto....Ms March is a more pastoral Kate Bush. it's the sort of music that would accompany a movie version of Wuthering Heights (as directed by Peter Greenaway)' The New Gay