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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn duo of Chris Stewart and Ty Kube was influenced by synth-based music of the 1980s.
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  1. Oct 11, 2012
    80
    It's in songcraft that Black Marble shine (though that's not to give the expectation of overt hookiness, which would miss the point, moodwise).
  2. Oct 11, 2012
    75
    The masks only serve to augment a record whose textural complexities and depths sink in further, quietly addictive, play after play.
  3. Oct 11, 2012
    70
    A Different Arrangement might not be the kind of album that one could cozy up to on a sunny summer day, but on a cold, wintery night it just might be the kind of sound you want to hear as you burrow under the blankets.
  4. Oct 11, 2012
    70
    The album is not without its bright spots, as much of the Brooklyn duo's soundscapes waver somewhere between engaging and downright daring.
  5. Dec 13, 2012
    65
    A Capable full-length debut from the Brooklyn darkwave duo. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.127]
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  1. Dec 26, 2012
    8
    Strong debut LP from Brooklyn coldwave/darkwave band Black Marble. Buried underneath dark synths is a strong pop sensibility. FullyStrong debut LP from Brooklyn coldwave/darkwave band Black Marble. Buried underneath dark synths is a strong pop sensibility. Fully appreciated through repeat listens. Expand