Discography

“March is a masterful creator of mood.....Stunning rarefied synth compositions topped with layers of her remarkable voice” the underground of happiness

In her fourth album, Blood-Red Spark, (Hidden Shoal/Powderkeg Records) March continues her exploration of a rich musical seam in which songwriterly storytelling and imagistic soundscape meet. Beautiful ambient/electro-pop soundworlds of warm spaciousness and radiant sensuality are underpinned by a compelling pulse - a vital heartbeat of an album of emotional concealments and revealments, truth and trickery, loss, longing and desire.

'Blood-Red Spark' was Nominated for an Independent Music Award 2019 Best Album:Pop

March leads the listener through an immersive multi-layered world of melodic twists and harmonic shifts with the confident songcraft of a composer happily at home with her own distinctive musicality, occasionally reminiscent of Goldfrapp, C Duncan, The Cocteau Twins or David Sylvian, using her voice as intimate centre point and textural instrument. The single 'Let It All In' is at the heart of this intimacy, distilling the emotional magnetism that March brings to all her work into an intense shot of magic and liquid melancholy. 'Blood-Red Spark' is further evidence of an artist gathering her musical forces and transforming them into shimmering gold.

The album is written, recorded, performed and produced by Chloë March with her brother Geoff Bennett on Guitar for the track 'So (Together)'.

Mastered by Steve Kitch at Steve Kitch Mastering

Available as a Limited Edition Digipack CD at Bandcamp

Originally self-released by Chloë March in winter 2013 'Nights Bright Days’ was re-released by Hidden Shoal in 2014 

'Nights Bright Days' is Chloë's third album and the second that she wrote, performed, recorded and produced herself.

 

Four years in the making, the album began in November

2009 in a tiny, freezing holiday cottage in the bleak and beautiful Suffolk town of Aldeburgh.  Inspired by the cold full moon hanging over the sea, Chloë decided the album would be about the Night and Metamorphosis.  Four years later the album itself had transformed into a cycle of songs as dreams imbued with imagery of darkness and light, night and day; of Orpheus in the fields and at sea, bonfires on a frozen river, lonely kings, bohemian San Fransisco, Eurydice on the underground, deep woods and sleeping hearts, sensuality, loss and longing.

'Entrancing artpop' textura

'Absolutely Gorgeous' BBC6 Music

'Attention to production detail is matched with fascinating storytelling.... March’s vocals manage to find that difficult balance between elegance, emotion and mystery... Aural bliss.' Leonards Lair

The album embraces elements of jazz, classical, folk and dream-pop, and features guest musicians on bass clarinet, soprano sax (Ted Watson), French horn (Emma Bell) and guitar (Tommy Ashby).

The singles 'Ember' and 'Winter Deep' both featured on Tom Robinson's BBC6 Introducing Show and Introducing Mixtape. Other tracks from 'Nights Bright Days' had repeated airplay on the Danish National Radio DR P2 'Nightfly' shows and on Radio Eins Berlin, 2ser Radio Sydney, University College Cork Radio, Dandelion Radio, Future Radio, Ottic FM Germany and Channel Radio.

Nights Bright Days received many glowing reviews

Written, performed and produced by Chloë March

Mastered by Steve Kitch

Available as a beautiful Digipack CD with 6-page pull-out booklet including all lyrics and original photography by Chloë

Solo Albums 2004 - 2020

In her fourth album, 'Blood-Red Spark', (Hidden Shoal/Powderkeg Records 2017) March continues her exploration of a rich musical seam in which songwriterly storytelling and imagistic soundscape meet. Beautiful ambient/electro-pop soundworlds of warm spaciousness and radiant sensuality are underpinned by a compelling pulse - a vital heartbeat of an album of emotional concealments and revealments, truth and trickery, loss, longing and desire.

'Blood-Red Spark' was Nominated for an Independent Music Award 2019 Best Album:Pop

'March leads the listener through an immersive multi-layered world of melodic twists and harmonic shifts with the confident songcraft of a composer happily at home with her own distinctive musicality, occasionally reminiscent of Goldfrapp, C Duncan, The Cocteau Twins or David Sylvian, using her voice as intimate centre point and textural instrument. The single 'Let It All In' is at the heart of this intimacy, distilling the emotional magnetism that March brings to all her work into an intense shot of magic and liquid melancholy. 'Blood-Red Spark' is further evidence of an artist gathering her musical forces and transforming them into shimmering gold.' Hidden Shoal

The album is written, recorded, performed and produced by Chloë March with her brother Geoff Bennett on Guitar for the track 'So (Together)'.

Mastered by Steve Kitch at Steve Kitch Mastering

Available as a Limited Edition Digipack CD at Bandcamp

Originally self-released on her Powderkeg Records label by Chloë March in winter 2013 'Nights Bright Days’ was re-released by Hidden Shoal in 2014 

'Nights Bright Days' is Chloë's third album and the second that she wrote, performed, recorded and produced herself.

 

Four years in the making, the album began in November

2009 in a tiny, freezing holiday cottage in the bleak and beautiful Suffolk town of Aldeburgh.  Inspired by the cold full moon hanging over the sea, Chloë decided the album would be about the Night and Metamorphosis.  Four years later the album itself had transformed into a cycle of songs as dreams imbued with imagery of darkness and light, night and day; of Orpheus in the fields and at sea, bonfires on a frozen river, lonely kings, bohemian San Fransisco, Eurydice on the underground, deep woods and sleeping hearts, sensuality, loss and longing.

'Entrancing artpop' textura

'Absolutely Gorgeous' BBC6 Music

'Attention to production detail is matched with fascinating storytelling.... March’s vocals manage to find that difficult balance between elegance, emotion and mystery... Aural bliss.' Leonards Lair

The album embraces elements of jazz, classical, folk and dream-pop, and features guest musicians on bass clarinet, soprano sax (Ted Watson), French horn (Emma Bell) and guitar (Tommy Ashby).

The singles 'Ember' and 'Winter Deep' both featured on Tom Robinson's BBC6 Introducing Show and Introducing Mixtape. Other tracks from 'Nights Bright Days' had repeated airplay on the Danish National Radio DR P2 'Nightfly' shows and on Radio Eins Berlin, 2ser Radio Sydney, University College Cork Radio, Dandelion Radio, Future Radio, Ottic FM Germany and Channel Radio.

Nights Bright Days received many glowing reviews

Written, performed and produced by Chloë March

Mastered by Steve Kitch

Available as a beautiful Digipack CD with 6-page pull-out booklet including all lyrics and original photography by Chloë

Divining (Powderkeg Records 2008) took three years of writing while Chloë taught herself mixing and production along the way. Inspired by water and featuring her trademark poetic lyrics and evocative, cinematic soundworlds, the album journeys through immersive sensuous soundscapes including a decaying Venice, a lament for Anne Boleyn, nostalgic sunlit reveries, tales of sadistic sculptors, grieving wolves and dark seas of love and loss.

With the piano at it’s heart and interweaving french horn, strings, marimbas and found-sounds including wind-chimes, paper and grass, this is a meticulously and lovingly-crafted album with a haunting, melancholic undertow.

'An inner theatre made tangible by sound' Julians Flight

'A command of the keyboard reminiscent of Kate Bush, Tori Amos or Nina Simone… hear the three years of perfectionism….’ Tom Robinson BBC6

Written, performed and produced by Chloë March

Mastered by Steve Kitch

Available as a beautiful CD with Booklet of Lyrics and Artwork from Bandcamp

Chloë's first album, Snowdrop (Powderkeg Records 2004) includes pared-down ballads for piano and voice and her first explorations into more epic, multi-layered highly evocative soundworlds. Musicians include Emma Bell on French horn, Matt Southcombe on Cello and Ben Hylands on drums.

'Sophisticated songwriting... a trace of David Sylvian's jazz-tinted sound...The utterly gorgeous melody and March's singing are exceptional. Snowdrop is a thing of beauty.' Collected Sounds 

Recorded at Opus Studios, Grayshott and The White House, Bristol

Engineer at Opus: Tim Benson

 'The Fisherman's House' re-mastered by Dave Cathro 2006, The Lighthouse Studio

'Snowdrop' is now only available as a Digital Download

 

EP's

Six track EP 'The Orpheus Pavement' (2016) features the song ‘The Orpheus Pavement’, along with two originals from Chloë March's acclaimed album Nights Bright Days and three remixes by Lvmark, Sam Atkin, and Chloë March

'The Orpheus Pavement is dreamy, slow-motion pop music, pulsating with sensuality. Listening to the EP feels like surreptitiously ingesting laudanum and wandering half-dazed through a secret garden that’s slowly shifting and warping around you. As with so much of Chloë March’s work, it was inspired by the mythical – the largest Roman mosaic ever found in Britain, which depicts Orpheus charming nymphs, tigers and other creatures with his songs. In this instance, the story is just the start, as March’s compositions bloom from reverberating piano and voice into evocative soundworlds that contain multitudes. Two of the songs are further transformed by remixers Lvmark, Sam Atkin, and March herself, into shimmering refractions of their former selves.' Hidden Shoal

Forming a miniature B-side to the album 'Nights Bright Days', EP 'Under The Day' (2014) is a collection of six songs including the dream-folk synth/harp reverie for the oldest tree in Kew Gardens 'Old Tree, Mon Coeur' 

 

'dreamy beauty... a stunning evocation' the underground of happiness)

 

This EP features the dreampop piano ballad 'May '

 

'Ice sculptured neo-classicist dream folk at its most pristine and perfect and sheer heartbreaking and humbling to boot.' the sunday experience 

 

'Songs also include ‘Ballooniad’ inspired by tales of the early Balloonists lifting off from coastal cliffs, a dreamily buoyant track tethered to a circling bass and 'Big Tree Engine' a  minimalist reflection centred around deep jazz-inflected piano chords inspired by an ancient tree in central London.' Hidden Shoal

Written, Produced and Performed by Chloë March

Mastered by Steve Kitch

'Politik' Dance/Theatre Score (2008)

Chloë was commissioned to compose a score for the dance-theatre piece realPolitik, choreographed by Julie Hope and performed at the Michaelis Theatre, London. 

 

'realPolitik' was a re-working of 'The Green Table', a tanztheater piece created by German choreographer Kurt Jooss in 1932. 'The Green Table' explored political corruption and the futility and horror of war. This modern version also concentrated on those issues, focusing on modern warfare and personal power-plays between characters.  

 

Inspired by composers such as Walton, Weil and Stravinsky, March's intricate and beautifully crafted score 'Politik' mixes orchestral drama with textural and densely atmospheric electronica and weaves texts from A. E. Housman and Jonathan Swift into the score as spoken word elements.

 

Highly atmospheric and emotionally involving, Politik offers an evocation of the 1930’s era of the original piece with a dynamic contemporary twist.

Written, Performed and Produced by Chloë March

Spoken Word: Chris Mark

Garden On The Boulevard EP (2009)

 

A collection of six songs that includes tracks inspired by boulevard cafés and old cameras, lost love and seductive glamour, the dawn chorus, mythical bees, ghosts in the garden and frozen lakes.

Written, performed and produced by Chloë March

Mastered by Steve Kitch

 

Singles

Glistren (2020)

 

A lush and shimmering ambient track from an ongoing side-project, released on Bandcamp with any profits from sales going to the Age UK's Emergency Coronavirus Appeal.

Written, performed and produced by Chloë March

Snow Bird (December 2018)

'An entirely fresh level of sophistication' Tom Robinson BBC6

A luminous winter song, gently hypnotic and hopeful. The track melds dream pop and found sounds of birdsong to create a crisply detailed emotional landscape, inhabited by March’s uniquely emotive vocal.

Written, performed and produced by Chloë March

Snow Kiss (November 2008)

Chloë's Christmas Song. Lush, evocative and beautifully crafted. Airplay included Danish National Radio: DR/P2's Nightfly on Christmas Eve 2008 and BBC6 Music.

Written, performed and produced by Chloë March

 

Collaborations 2010 - 2018

Amialluma (Tiny Room Records/Hidden Shoal 2018) 

Todd Tobias & Chloë March

'After a number of track collaborations on Todd Tobias’s 2015 album Gila Man, Chloe March and Todd Tobias joined forces on their full-length, Amialluma. Dwelling in a mysterious hinterland somewhere between Cocteau Twins’ seminal Victorialand and The Caretaker’s Persistent Repetition of Phrases, Amialluma dances between the earthly and heavenly.

 

Chloe March’s celestial voice shines a light through Todd Tobias’s dark, fantastical soundscapes, resulting in a sublime, uncanny experience that enraptures and unsettles in equal measure. Through a process of improvisation sparked by the emotive power of Tobias’s music, March developed a lyrical world of word-invention sung into archaic lullabies and tales. The lyrics centre around a child’s journey from the safety of its mother’s arms through an ancient, shadowy world. Overcoming fear and meeting with otherworldly guides, the child finds independence and reveals a deep connection with nature.' Hidden Shoal

'If there's one word that describes Amialluma, a thoroughly enrapturing collection by English vocalist Chloë March and American instrumentalist Todd Tobias, it's bewitching... March is in exceptionally fine voice throughout, and demonstrates remarkable invention and a bold absence of inhibition in the myriad vocal effects—coos, stutters, trills, and the like—she drapes across her partner's backings.' Textura

'Ultimately, this is an ambitious project between two ambitious people, creating both musical velvet and musical sandpaper... In its listening, this album will take you to another planet' Angry Baby

 

'All ten compositions have a distinct hauntological 

ambiance. The soundscapes have the feel of the soundtrack to a forgotten children’s movie... March sings, purrs, trills, murmurs and chants words in an invented language that manages to be both soothing and disturbing, like a feral child raised by nature' Craig Laurance Gidney

Music: Todd Tobias 
Vocals/Lyrics/Cover Art: Chloë March 
Guest appearance on track 7 (Zaoghai) by Vocalist Pat Moonchy

Gila Man (Tiny Room Records/Hidden Shoal) 

Todd Tobias 

'Each Todd Tobias solo album presents its own discrete, surreal world – and Gila Man is no exception. A wordless musical novella that merges a psychedelic Western with shadowy science fiction, Gila Man simultaneously evokes the wide-eyed wonder of discovery and the creeping dread of what horrors may lurk around the next corner. Featuring the stunning wordless vocals of English songwriter and fellow Hidden Shoal artist Chloë March, the album is at once beautiful and unsettling – and a wonderful distillation of the magical qualities of Tobias’s previous musical outings.

Gila Man’s individual songs vividly evoke characters and scenes within the album’s imaginary narrative, casting dusty projections onto the mind’s eye. Breezily meditative single ‘Pollen Path’ shimmers with acoustic fingerpicking and Chloë March’s celestial voice. 'Howler’s Hill' breaks out of its haunted intro into an agitated, fuzzy churn, while 'Queen Mab' circles around synth and chime motifs to create a delicate, melancholic dirge. 'Tularosa', again featuring Chloë March, is woozy, French-sounding atmos-pop. 'Highlake’s Last Stand' pits dreamy guitar wanderings against ritualistic sludge rock. Wherever this music ventures, the listener is compelled to follow.' Hidden Shoal

All songs by Todd Tobias except tracks 3,7,11,14 by Todd Tobias and Chloe March 
Cover design by Todd Tobias and Stuart Medley

Troubled Mystic (Hidden Shoal 2015)

Liminal Drifter

 

'Debut album by Australian electronic Hidden Shoal artist Liminal Drifter, featuring collaborations with English dream-pop artist Chloe March.

Drawing on the seminal Warp releases of the ’90s, including Black Dog, Plaid and early Autechre, as well as more contemporary peers, Liminal Drifter evokes a spectrum of emotions across beautifully detailed electronic tapestries. Moving from downtempo dream-pop to shimmering, spacey electronica, this suite of songs works as if by osmosis, gently irradiating your subconscious.

Liminal Drifter roves widely and deeply across Troubled Mystic’s hour-long run-time, allowing the songs to breathe and cross-pollinate. The title track punctuates a bright, shuffling groove with golden swells of brass and an aching vocal from Chloe March. 'Dark Sunlight' recalls the brooding majesty of Massive Attack’s 'Inertia Creeps'. And gorgeous closer 'Soothed by Summer' vibrates with crystalline melancholia, resonating long after the last note has dropped.' Hidden Shoal 

'..a thrilling and teasing track of icy coolness and perfectly tempered charm. You can see/hear the link, or musical relation towards, backwards to the trip-hop of the 90s/early 00s, such as Massive Attack’ Luna Kafe

Bloc4 (Hidden Shoal 2013)

Jumpel

 

'Bloc4 centres around the elevated yet lonely world of a tower block, each track poetically investigating its multi-faceted elements and spaces. The songs were written throughout 2012, with ideas collated, reviewed, developed and remixed.

 

Following the wonderful results of his collaboration with Chloë March on Europa single 'Edinburgh', Joe Dürbeck presented the ideas for Bloc4 to March and invited her to select tracks and develop vocal ideas. The March-fronted tracks, including first single 'Blue Ceiling' and new single 'Flight', are especially stunning – and offer a perfect counterbalance to the more melancholic, spacious instrumental pieces. Bloc4 is the fourth Jumpel album to be released through Hidden Shoal.' Hidden Shoal

Edinburgh (Hidden Shoal 2010)

Jumpel

 

The first single to be taken from Jumpel's third album Europa. 

'With 'Edinburgh', Jo Dürbeck introduces a bewitching new ingredient to the Jumpel sound -- the luscious vocals of Chloë March. Beautifully evoking the rain-soaked streets of the Scottish capital, refracted through a personal lens, 'Edinburgh' is an exercise in elegance and restraint, filling out the shadows and backstreets with ennui. Melancholic piano chords carry the track forward while electronic texture's weave amid March's luminous lyrical play. A departure -- yet also an arrival.' Hidden Shoal

 

Re-mixes

To Set The River On Fire (Hidden Shoal 2015)

'EP release 'To Set The River On Fire 'opens a window into a new universe of possibilities: Hidden Shoal artists remixing each other’s music. In the first of what we hope will become an ongoing series, English dream-pop artist Chloë March takes on a track from the latest album by German experimentalist Markus Mehr – and vice versa. Listening to 'Buoy (Chloë March Remix)' feels like watching Chloë March creep tentatively into Markus Mehr’s shadowy soundworld, casting her radiant voice around the room like torchlight. While on 'Ember (Markus Mehr Remix)', the original’s beautifully simple arrangement for voice and piano is trapped within a hall of industrial-sized mirrors, anxiously roving around in search of escape. Each remix complements the other, masterfully re-interpreting the source material while inviting fresh listens to the original.' Hidden Shoal

'incendiary and seductive' Igloo Magazine

Be There (Chloë March Remix) - (2017)

Chloë March remixes Slow Dancing Society to gorgeous, lush and funky effect, for the 10 year anniversary re-issue & remaster of his first album 'The Sound of Lights When Dim' 
 

 

Much of Chloë March's catalogue is available for Licensing across TV, Film, Web, Games and more through Hidden Shoal

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Chloë March music is available for Licensing

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