Black Marble premieres new single “Frisk”
Its Immaterial out 14th October on Ghostly
Black Marble is Chris Stewart and four years on from the release of his debut album (A Different Arrangement, Hardly Art) he’s poised to release It’s Immaterial on October 14th on his new homeGhostly. Previously shared cuts of the album have been the “emotionally muted” [Noisey] “Irong Lung” and the spacey “Woods,” comprised of “darkly executed synths” [Exclaim!]. Stewart has now prmiered a third single from the album, “Frisk” on Flood Magazine.
Listen to “Woods”
Listen to “Iron Lung”
The project’s recent shift in locale from East Coast to West Coast lends a great deal to the overall feel of the new album: the light and dark elements of shadows, the salt and sting of evening’s high tide sea spray, a beautiful thing left on a shelf too high to maintain. The general mood is that of creating something new, but going back in time to do it. Like attempting to flesh out a song that you woke up humming but can’t find because it doesn’t exist yet.
Written, recorded, mixed, and performed entirely by Stewart, the new songs are a unified vision – one person’s attempt to patchwork together bits of vapor and the most subtle gleanings of preference to make something wholly new. It’s an endless drive in the passenger seat of a car while listening to everything you’ve ever loved, but lasting only 40 minutes.
“It’s a lot of psychic turmoil about time, place, and the dissatisfaction that comes with being young and not having control over place, or being old and not having control over time,” Stewart says about the album. “The record is filled with characters trying to convince themselves, and others, to change or to see things differently or to come along with them somewhere. It’s that moment of wanting between knowing and doing but frozen in time.”
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Black Marble – It’s Immaterial
02. Iron Lung
03. It’s Conditional
05. A Million Billion Star
06. Missing Sibling
08. Golden Heart
09. Self Guided Tours
10. Portland U