From: United Kingdom
British Vocalist, Singer-Songwriter, Composer & Producer Chloë March has been an Independent Artist since her first album 'Snowdrop' in 2004. She began recording & producing her own music with the album 'Divining' in 2008 (‘A command of the keyboard reminiscent of Kate Bush, Tori Amos or Nina Simone… hear the three years of perfectionism….’ Tom Robinson BBC6 Introducing.)
A background in classical piano that developed into a love of improvising and composing early on is reflected in her own music, along with elements of jazz, folk, dreampop, electro and ambient. Her music is evocative, poetic and atmospheric, creating highly distinctive, immersive, sensual soundworlds and vignettes.
Chloë has a growing reputation for bringing an engaging warmth, sensuality and luminosity to her vocal performances. Her new album 'Nights Bright Days' (Dec 2013) is a lovingly and intricately crafted collection of songs imbued with images of darkness and light, glittering with auto-harps, psalteries, guitar and piano textures. The album embraces jazz, classical and folk influences, 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).
'Her music's defining sound is her luminous voice, a smoky alto that unfurls like a plume of cigarette smoke, its velvety tone a sensual narcotic for the listener amenable to its charms. 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. 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
'...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. Her smoky velvet alto also shares Sylvian’s ruminative phrasing.' strange alphabets
March's recent collaboration with the ambient musician Jumpel (Joe Dürbeck) have also been well-received ( 'An extraordinary vocal from March, at times reminiscent of Beth Gibbons and Mimi Parker of Low' Nowamuzyka 'Vocalist Chloë March's humanizing presence elevates every song on which she appears' textura)
For more info please go to www.chloemarch.co.uk and for downloads please visit Chloë March at http://chloemarch.bandcamp.com