BLACK MARBLE - BIGGER THAN LIFE VINYL RE-ISSUE (LTD. ED. ROYAL BLUE)
LIMITED EDITION ROYAL BLUE VINYL RE-ISSUE
Release Date: 17th June 2022
Black Marble, aka the recording project of LA-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Stewart, brings us their 3rd album. Black Marble is lo-fi early-80's synth-pop, coldwave and post-punk influenced electro-pop and it's fantastic - feeling necessarily nostalgic, yet fresh and new at the same time. Marble-lous!
FFO: The Japanese House, Tender, Homeshake, Son Lux
"When Chris Stewart set out to write and record his third album as Black Marble, he was newly living in Los Angeles, fresh off a move from New York. The environment brought much excitement and possibility, but the distance had proved too much for the car he brought along. With it out of commission indefinitely, he purchased a bus pass and planned his daily commute from his Echo Park apartment to his downtown studio, where he began to shape Bigger Than Life. The route wound all through the city, from the small local shops of Echo Park to the rising glass of the business district, to the desperation of Skid Row. The hurried energy of the environment provided a backdrop for the daily trip. When Stewart finally arrived at his studio, he’d look through his window at the mountains and the sky, seeing the beauty that makes L.A. unique — the same beauty his fellow commuters, some pushed to the edge of human endurance, had seen. That was the headspace he was in when he began to map out the syncopated drums and staccato arpeggiation of Bigger Than Life, an ode to his new condition and a shimmering synth-pop response to its cacophony."