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Projekt is America’s premier independent label specializing in passionately intense introspective music across a variety of darkwave genres (ambient, ethereal, goth, dark cabaret, rock, darkwave, minimal electronic & more). Begun in 1983 and releasing its 288th album in 2013, Projekt is proudly distributed in America & Canada by e1 DISTRIBUTION. In Europe, AUDIOGLOBE is our main distributor. Projekt is home to a diverse roster including label founder Sam Rosenthal’s own Black Tape For A Blue Girl as well as Steve Roach, Voltaire, Unto Ashes, Weep (Doc Hammer, co-writer of the Adult Swim show The Venture Bros.), and Love Spirals Downwards. For over 25 years Projekt has focused on discovering new talent, always adding to the label’s collection of beautifully spellbinding masterpieces. New signees for 2013 include France’s KatzKab.

The successful Projektfest (held in ’96, ’97, ’98, ’02, ’07, 10, & 11) serves as an opportunity for fans and bands to meet in one spot and celebrate the music they love.

Projekt established the Projekt: darkwave mailorder in the early 90s, and began this website in approximately 1995 (converted into a fully-functional webstore in 2000). Projekt.com is now our main avenue of communication with our fans. We’re glad you’ve discovered our site and hope you join us and become part of the Projekt family. Sam keeps in touch with fans through the projekt email list (you can join on the right side of this page, just below the SEARCH), as well as multiple-times-a-day posts on his facebook page. Look around and discover more about the music on Projekt Records.



For many of you, one of the little ads above (placed in the classified section in the back of Spin and Sassy in the ’90s) was your first exposure to the world of Projekt. While the snail mail addresses are no longer valid, the images bring back a memory or two….

Sam of Projekt Records gets credit for naming two of our genres, at wikipedia: Dark Cabaret & Darkwave.

Interview:

Overflow | March 2010 Article about Sam & Projekt Records, from the Gowanus based Overflow Magazine

Come to Poppa! | March 2008 interview with Sam from Rosa Selvaggia. In English or Italian!

Being Sam Rosenthal | January 2008 interview with Sam from Side-Line.com

Sam Rosenthal @ Ink19.com | A December 2000 interview about Projekt.



A cat-shaped hole in my heart | A page for the projekt cat-cd with info on how to prevent your cat from catching the deadly feline leukemia disease.

Projekt Out-of-print | A list of early Projekt releases that are now out-of-print




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