Fast Idol (LP)

 
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Black Marble
Fast Idol (LP)

[ Sacred Bones / LP ]

Release Date: Friday 22 October 2021

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On Fast Idol, LA-based Black Marble reaches back through time to connect with the forgotten bedroom kids of the analogue era, the halcyon days of icy hooks and warbly synths always on the edge of going out of tune. Harmonies are piped in across the expanse of space, and lyrics capture conversations that seem to come from another room, repeat an accusation overheard, or speak as if in sleep of interpersonal struggles distilled down to one subconscious phrase. At the same time, percussive elements feel forward and cut through the mix with toms counting off the measures like a lost tribe broadcasting through the bass and tops of a basement club soundsystem.

Fast Idol is Stewart's fourth full-length album and his second for Sacred Bones. His previous album Bigger than Life was written in the face of cultural shifts in the US, in experiencing these he realised he was not keyed into certain negative sentiments that were bubbling below the surface, which were breaking out into the open. "I chose to try and take the approach of a soothsayer writing from a macro level, trying to find strands of connection between us because it didn't feel appropriate to create something self referential and gloomy at the time," he says.

Tracks:

Somewhere
Bodies
Royal Walls
Try
The Garden
Say it First
Streetlight
Ceiling
Ship To Shore
Preoccupation