In the last three years Charlie Alex March has released two EP's. In his earnest endeavours, and with the unwaveringly committed stubbornness of a perfectionist, Charlie has at last delivered his first full length album, all 31 minutes and 40 seconds of it to be precise. The twelve songs that comprise the 'Home/Hidden' are mini marvels of majestic beauty. Each soundscape that Charlie has conjured up manages to displace reality and transport you, in a moment of brevity, to a resplendent utopia.
Although there are vocal credits, given to Jo Apps, on the album, what you get is ostensibly an instrumental collection. The music is sometimes surreal, quite transcendental but above all original. David Bowie no less, thinks the music 'Delightful'. Lending some fabulously talented hands along the way are Gabriel, from Metronomy, on bass, Andy Ramsey, of Stereolab, on drums and Sean O'Hagan (a previous Stereolab guitarist himself) and Dominic Murcott, both of the High Llamas. The latter pairing are responsible for some stunning string arrangements and joyous vibraphone respectively.
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