As Chris Stewart finishes the latest record for his somber synth-pop project Black Marble, he’s reflecting on how he came to be interested in crafting his own music.
With his third record in its final stages, he finds himself in a similar emotional space as he was at the beginning: making music that his friends would love. It spread from there infectiously, following a wave of artists producing synth-driven drone-focused pop like Cold Cave and the Soft Moon. Stewart’s project found it’s place in the midst of goth, post-punk, industrial and gloomy pop, amplified by a warm, lo-fi atmosphere that makes his work intimately personal. Minimal synth stylist Black Marble has released his third studio album Bigger Than Life.