Persona Grata ― 2022 ― 00 000

Black Marble

Issu de la scène synth-wave new-yorkaise des années 2000, Black Marble perpétue la tradition des pionniers du genre comme Martin Dupont et Modern Art en utilisant des synthés autrefois réservés aux studios coûteux et aux superstars. Le musicien américain réussi à proposer une synthpop mélancolique, scintillante, parfois angoissante qui n’est pas sans rappeler celle de New Order. Signé en 2019 chez Sacred Bones avec l’album « Bigger Than Life », Chris Stewart nous proposait des compositions coldwave plus apaisées, après des années passées à broyer du noir sur la côte Est des Etats-Unis.

Sur « Fast Idol », le Californien Black Marble remonte le temps pour se connecter à la chambre d’enfants oubliée de l’ère analogique, les beaux jours des boucles et synthés toujours sur le point de se désaccorder. Des harmonies se diffusent à travers l’espace, et les paroles capturent des conversations qui semblent venir d’une autre pièce, qui répètent une accusation entendue par hasard ou qui parlent dans leur sommeil de luttes interpersonnelles distillées en une phrase subconsciente. En même temps, les éléments rythmiques sont mis en avant et traversent le mix avec des toms comptant les mesures comme une ancienne tribu diffusant à travers les basses et les sommets d’un soundsystem de club souterrain.

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Sacred Bones

Territory

France

NATIONALITY

Usa

Issu de la scène synth-wave new-yorkaise des années 2000, Black Marble perpétue la tradition des pionniers du genre comme Martin Dupont et Modern Art en utilisant des synthés autrefois réservés aux studios coûteux et aux superstars. Le musicien américain réussi à proposer une synthpop mélancolique, scintillante, parfois angoissante qui n’est pas sans rappeler celle de New Order. Signé en 2019 chez Sacred Bones avec l’album « Bigger Than Life », Chris Stewart nous proposait des compositions coldwave plus apaisées, après des années passées à broyer du noir sur la côte Est des Etats-Unis.

Sur « Fast Idol », le Californien Black Marble remonte le temps pour se connecter à la chambre d’enfants oubliée de l’ère analogique, les beaux jours des boucles et synthés toujours sur le point de se désaccorder. Des harmonies se diffusent à travers l’espace, et les paroles capturent des conversations qui semblent venir d’une autre pièce, qui répètent une accusation entendue par hasard ou qui parlent dans leur sommeil de luttes interpersonnelles distillées en une phrase subconsciente. En même temps, les éléments rythmiques sont mis en avant et traversent le mix avec des toms comptant les mesures comme une ancienne tribu diffusant à travers les basses et les sommets d’un soundsystem de club souterrain.

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