“The Blue Hour weaves sonic architectural tracks, filled with deeply rich, emotional vocal lines to a mesmerizing effect. This duo exudes passion and aesthetics in their swirling slow dream soundscapes. Radically essential beauty.” - Nel Mertens
The Blue Hour is a Seattle-based duo that blends elements of ethereal, electronic, and neoclassical to create a haunting dreampop-noir that is reminiscent of early 4AD artists while retaining a vision that is unique to Marselle and Brian Hodges. Marselle’s ethereal yet soulful vocal delivery often draws comparison to “lost studio sessions by ambient music’s first lady, Kate Bush, slowed down and blissed out … the result is nothing less than a future classic of the dream-pop canon." -Dancing About Architecture.
Meanwhile, Brian’s songwriting and production, which focuses on finding that rare balance between the melancholy and the sublime, is frequently likened to This Mortal Coil and Dead Can Dance with elements of industrial and trip hop.
Outside the Blue Hour, Marselle has featured on John Fryer’s Black Needle Noise and has collaborated with Pieter Nooten on the album, "Anonymity.”
The Blue Hour has played at several Seattle area venues, including the Off Ramp, ReBar, OK Hotel, and the Rendezvous. Over the years, Marselle and Brian have supported many dark and alternative acts, such as Clan of Xymox, Christian Death, Sex Gang Children, Gitane Demone, In Gowan Ring, Thee Majesty (feat. Genesis P'Orridge), and many more.