Black Marble

by Above Above

  • Digital Album
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    "Black Marble" is the debut album by Above Above.

    Pressed on 180 gram black and white marbled virgin vinyl. Each vinyl is unique in its pattern, so is every side. Comes in a deluxe all black die-cut outer sleeve. Vinyl is housed in a printed inner sleeve with Mark Chadwick's painting "Black & White Close Up" on the front and lyrics on the back. Shrink-wrapped for safe shipping. Hype Sticker on the front cover (only on the retail version). Limited to 300 copies.

    This vinyl release is a collaboration between clothing- and lifestyle store Coexist (now defunct) and independent record label 10 Fingers.

    Customer testimonials:

    "Wow. This is one of the most beautiful pieces of art I own. And that's before we get to the music! Honestly, great job on this one."
    - Sgt_Pepper522 via Reddit

    "This is possibly the most beautiful record I've ever seen!"
    - KillingAnArab via Reddit

    "Oh wow! Beautiful! I've got two copies. Love the art and the music. Cannot wait for the postman!"
    - Bloodsucker_ via Reddit

    Includes unlimited streaming of Black Marble via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    The beautiful cover art for "Black Marble", based on the painting "Black And White Fluid Painting" by the very talented Mark Chadwick ( Above the artwork hovers the release date for "Black Marble". Beneath the artwork is a short promotional text about our collaboration with Coexist Sound ( Last but not least is a credit to the great Mark Chadwick and where to find more info online.

    The also stunning cover art for "White Marble", including a poem in Danish by Mikkel Andreassen. Above the artwork hovers the band name. Beneath the artwork is a short promotional text about our collaboration with Coexist Sound ( Last but not least is a credit to Mikkel Andreassen and where to find more info online.

    Purchase includes the digital version of Above Above's debut album "Black Marble".

    Make your color selection under options during checkout. A1 format is 60 by 90 centimeters (approximately 23,62 by 35,42 inches). The posters are hand printed locally in our home town of Esbjerg, Denmark. Prints are identical on both options, only size differs.

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Hideout 05:00
New Day Born 03:03
Out Of Touch 03:00
Lush 03:40
Bordeaux 04:30
Victory Song 03:08
Father Time 03:07
Ripple 04:02


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℗ & © 2018 10 FINGERS


As we are not allowed to sell cover songs, we have included "April 5th", originally performed and recorded by Talk Talk, as a bonus track for those who buy the whole album.


“The majority of this record was made in my two-bedroom apartment in the heart of my hometown, while my downstairs neighbor were playing whatever was on the top of the charts that week. It was a challenging atmosphere to work in to say the least.”, says Philip Skovgaard laughingly. This year he can celebrate his tenth year as an active musician.

The debut album “Black Marble” is written, recorded and produced by Philip Skovgaard. The music emerges from the folktronica genre, a style combining folk and electronica music, where traditional songwriting is blended together with key elements from the electronica world. The lyrics is based upon many different elements, but they all have the grand emotions and thoughtfulness in common:

“To create something as dying as personal music at home in my apartment, while my downstairs neighbor was screaming along to the trivial tones of the present and of yesteryear, really put things into perspective. There has been a change. Music is now a commodity and it is the easiest obtainable art form - belittled to accommodate the spontaneous needs of the consumer which goes perfectly in line with todays throw-away mentality. I hope and believe that nothing that is worth having comes easy. The lifespan of todays music is short, and is often treated as musique d'ameublement. That has been my objective with this project, to create a space for those who sincerely seek it and need it. A record to dive into and be in."


released March 9, 2018


Produced by Philip Skovgaard

Songs, lyrics and arrangements by Philip Skovgaard
Except B4 written and arranged by Mark Hollis and Tim Friese-Greene
Engineered, programmed, performed, recorded and mixed by Philip Skovgaard
Mastered by Benny Bondesgaard Pedersen and Philip Skovgaard

Annelene Toft Christensen played violin on A5 & B5
Gunnar Sjur Ringøen played organ on B4 & B5
Jonas Muff supplied drum hits for A2, A5 and drum hits and cymbals for B3
Martin Kjær Killie played trumpet on B5
Martin Lau played electric guitar on A3
Mette Qvist-Jensen played flute on B5
Morten Scott Caspersen played bass on all selections except A1 and B3
Snæbjörn Gauti Snæbjörnsson played saxophone on A2, A4, B2, B3 & B4
Steffan Grarup Jensen decoded the chords and voicings for B4
Stine Benjaminsen played recorder on A2 and sang on A4
Dragana Budes, Katrine Kjeldskov and Nicolai Wedel sang on A5, B2 & B4

Recorded at home and at SDMK - Danish National Academy of Music in Esbjerg, Denmark
Between January 2016 and March 2017

Black & White Fluid Painting by Mark Chadwick
Concept, packaging design and artwork by 10 FINGERS
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℗ & © 2017 All Rights Reserved
Under exclusive license to 10 FINGERS

This album is dedicated to Claus Gahrn - my mentor throughout my studies at SDMK and to Tina Held Frandsen and Claus Frandsen - for their faith and support

«Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.»
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


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Creative bureau based in Esbjerg, Denmark. Founded in 2004 with a focus on a few, but creative musical acts and minimalistic, bold design.

Working in the grey areas with talent that skillfully combines genres and styles without compromising on quality.
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