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The Orpheus Pavement

by Chloë March

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noisedriver I always seem to dream away listening Chloë's voice and compositions. A sudden feel of weightlessness... Favorite track: The Orpheus Pavement.
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The Orpheus Pavement Waiting underground to be uncovered and seen Seven times my feet have taken me here to see you Seven times seen each tiny piece that lies beneath We dig We dig We unearth The tiger The Nymph The dove I wanted to hear just how You charmed them all Into love We dig We dig We unearth Each tiny piece of colour Waiting to be seen The dove, the Nymph, the tiger Like your lovers Seven times revealed Then concealed We dig We dig We unearth C. March ©
I see him lit up His head thrown back His face turned to the sun Balanced in the boat His fingers float Translating the air into sound Oh would he see, would he turn, would he see me? Forever in the slipstream of Orpheus Of Orpheus at sea I followed him on land Where the sound from the kicking of his feet Rang through the earth so deep His shoulders without weight His hands heavy with fate His mouth a call from Paradise Oh would he turn, would he turn, would he see me? As close as I dare With an ear to the air Is this me With Orpheus at sea? C. March ©
Orpheus Head 04:54
I seem to be unfolding a corner of my mind Encouraged through these heady fields By a voice you throw behind My body’s drawn to follow you My heart begins to slow I know where you’re leading me You’re leading me deep below I can’t see you But I hear you You’re in my head, you’re in the ground beneath my feet You’re in my head, and I’m in your hands ‘til The everlasting deep I can’t believe you’ve come to me I seem to be inviting the shadows of my mind To gather round and walk with me To the place you always find My body’s full of heavy shade My heart begins to slow I know where you’re leading me You’re leading me deep below C. March ©


This new six-track EP features new 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.

Oft compared to singular artists such as Nina Simone, Beth Gibbons and Elizabeth Fraser, Chloë March follows her own independent path, writing, engineering and producing from her home studio in south-east England. Inhabiting musical territory somewhere between art song and folk, dream-pop and electronica, the ambient and the cinematic, March embraces all these influences to create poetic, emotionally charged and intensely atmospheric songs and soundworlds. Lvmark is an electronic music producer hailing from Northern Sweden, drawing influence from the isolation and vastness of his homeland to create echoing electronica. Sam Atkin is a Fremantle-based ambient and experimental producer operating out of his shed-bedroom, who released his debut album Gently, Quietly in 2015 through Workplace Safety CDRs, and has been keeping it slow and sad ever since.

Text: Hidden Shoal

This music is available for licensing. Email Cam at Hidden Shoal for more details: cam[@]hiddenshoal.com

Many Thanks to Lvmark, Sam Atkin, Cam, Tim, Steve Kitch and to Adam Watson of Brading Roman Villa for kind permission to use the images of Orpheus and the reproduction of original 1880 watercolour of the mosaic in the Artwork and Video for The Orpheus Pavement.


released March 14, 2016

The Orpheus Pavement, Orpheus At Sea (Chloë March Paradise Mix), Orpheus At Sea, Orpheus Head Written, Produced and Performed by Chloë March

Orpheus Head (Lvmark Remix) Remixed and Produced by Lvmark
Orpheus Head (Sam Atkin Remix) Remixed and Produced by Sam Atkin

Mastered by Steve Kitch


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Vocalist, Producer, Composer and Pianist. Emotionally charged, highly distinctive, genre-defying, beautifully crafted and intensely atmospheric songs and soundworlds. Dreampop/Ambient Pop/Neo-Classical. 'Absolutely Superb' BBC6 Music. Independent Artist on Hidden Shoal and Powderkeg Records. Licensing Enquiries: cam[at] hiddenshoal.com ... more

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