A mixture of songs, instrumentals and a chamber opera about Mary Shelley. The album features the stunning voice of Claron McFadden.
"Colin Riley is a restless, questing composer operating in the margins where classical form clashes with improvisation, pop and electronica. Close covers some tantalisingly different ground, with marimba, electric guitar, cello and violin combining to create a kind of brooding post-rock atmosphere."
Daniel Spicer, Jazzwise 2006
"Ranging from skewed jazz to shimmering textures, it’s full of other influences from rock to trip hop."
Kerry Andrew, New Notes 2006
released June 1, 2005
Voice (2-11): Claron McFadden
Violin (2-11): Joanna Lawrence
Cello (2-10): Zoe Martlew
Cello (11): Philip Sheppard
Electric Guitar (1-10): Dave Arrowsmith
Electric Guitar (11): James Woodrow
Bass Guitar (1-11): Pete Wilson
Percussion (1-10): Rob Millet
Soprano Saxophone (1): Christian Forshaw
Conductor: Colin Riley
Recording and editing (1-10): Chris Lewis
Recording and editing (11): Nick Hunt and Mike Sheppard
Production: Chris Lewis and Colin Riley
Mixing and mastering at Studio 17: Chris Lewis
Recorded at Temple Music, 2004 (1-10), and Church Studios, 1998 (11)
Design: another twins glitter production