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Apr 20

Projekt Livestream Video Q&A Chat #1

Livestream is a casual and fun way for us to interact. I’m on the video, answering questions you send in through the chat window. Don’t worry, you’re not on the video. This will be like “The Projekt Talk Show” where I’ll answer your questions and talk about new things happening here at Projekt!

The first one is Tuesday April 21st @ 6pm in Portland / 9pm East Coast

Watch here: https://livestream.com/accounts/12292130/events/3987208

*I* will be on the video, you can chat and submit questions in the text-chat window. Don’t worry if you are shy, you don’t have to be on camera. You don’t have to do anything but watch. The Video Chat will be one hour long. You can drop in whenever you like. If there’s a snafu, and there’s nothing at that link abobe, check my channel: https://livestream.com/accounts/12292130

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Apr 20

Monolith Kickstarter and Free Download

Help fund my electronic space music CD. Free Download for everyone. Über ltd plexibox edition too.

Hi, this is Sam from Black Tape For A Blue Girl and As Lonely As Dave Bowman. I’m trying something different here: I’m giving you a free copy of the full album digital download at the same time as I’m crowdfunding the physical release. Let’s see if we meet the $3000 Goal?

Kickstarter pledge: kck.st/1aWKvCr Bandcamp download: blacktapeforabluegirl.bandcamp.com/album/monolith

With your help, this 73-minute album will exist as a 300-piece limited edition audio CD packaged in a DVD-sized digipak. Up to 100 of these will be in the über-limited plexibox edition.

Unlike my work in Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Dave Bowman is full-on electronic music: droning space, wordless drift with long suspended passages. Covering Bowman’s journey to the Monolith near Jupiter, the album touches the edges of isolation and glacial solitude, with a discernible warm human core. MONOLITH‘s epic expanses, asteroid flybys, serene ambient moments, vast open textures, and warmer hues of sparse remoteness are barren, yet without leaving the listener abandoned. Think of it as drone insulation rather than drone isolation.

But I don’t have to tell you about the music. Listen to the whole album right now!

Visit the Bandcamp page for your copy. Download it and listen without paying anything. I’m hoping some of you will drop by Kickstarter and donate three dollars or more to support the physical CD. And perhaps you’ll pledge one of the limited edition physical versions.

I appreciate that!

Every sponsor at Kickstarter gets MONOLITH (ADDENDUM), a 37-minute download of additional tracks. That’s 110 minutes of music for as little as three dollars!

Whatever you contribute, you’re supporting art — and that’s super-cool of you!

Sam

PS: Here’s a 30-second YouTube clip from Saturday’s session in the studio with violist Grace Young.

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Apr 19

Blacktape in the studio with Grace Young

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Saturday April 18th, working on a new track in the studio with Violist Grace Young.

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Apr 15

Record Store Day Overstock Sale

Today is Record Store Day. And did you know that Projekt’s webstore is fulfilled out of Digital Underground, a record store based in Philadelphia? To mash-up these two ideas, we’re cutting the clutter by putting 126 (mostly import) titles on overstock sale in time for Record Store Day at the sale page; there are hundreds of additional titles listed. We have 1s and 2s available on these; grab what you want today!