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Aug 20

Aurelio Voltaire CD now shipping + US Tour + Dragoncon

Aurelio Voltaire

Aurelio Voltaire returns to Projekt for his 11th studio album, Heart-Shaped Wound, available on CD from the Projekt webstore. Or download at Projekt’s Bandcamp store. Orders are now shipping:

Heart-Shaped Wound

Leaving the vampires, zombies and murder ballads behind, Aurelio Voltaire presents a heart-wrenching collection of songs about love gained and love lost. His 11th studio album (and first for Projekt in a decade) resulted from a tumultuous three-month relationship; in between his hectic touring schedule Voltaire found himself writing heart-wrenching songs brimming with anguish, regret and yearning. With a reputation for macabre, tongue-in-cheek songs, every once in a while someone comes along and breaks his heart, and the result is an album of genre-defying musical storytelling. Often sarcastic, sometimes serious, always uniquely… Voltaire.

Aurelio Voltaire is on Tour with Bella Morte

Voltaire has copies of his new baby, Heart-Shaped Wound, for the remaining dates of the tour. We worked things out and had the pressing plant next day copies to Sam in Portland/ 9 more shows with Bella Morte, and then Dragoncon! 8/20- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 8/21- Boise, ID @ Liquid Boise 8/23- San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room 8/24- Los Angeles, CA @ Union 8/25- Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar 8/26- Mesa, AZ @ Club Red 8/27- Albquerque, NM @ Launchpad 8/29- Austin, TX @ Elysium 8/30- New Orleans, LA @ The Goat 8/31-9/4 – Voltaire at Dragoncon, Atlanta, GA 9/8 NEW YORK CITY@ STIMULATE We created a Spotify Playlist with songs from both artists for your enjoyment

Voltaire’s 2002 album Boo Hoo is available for a limited time as a Bandcamp name-your-price download. It’s a fitting companion to Heart-Shaped Wound.

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Aug 08

Past Forward — why cassettes?

When we mention that there are two new Steve Roach albums on cassette, reactions are either a look of bewilderment or a thoughtful introspective smile. Sometimes both. Steve was recently asked about this. He replies…

Over the last year, we’ve received a growing number of requests for music on cassette. After watching the underground revival of a medium many of us thought had rolled over long ago for all things digital, I was inspired to release my two new albums on cassette.

The interest for cassettes is not a new thing, and continues to grow beyond a niche audience. Internet searches will bring up an immense trove of information on this trend.

I feel the renewed interested is a combination of things: Nostalgia, for those who first heard electronic music on cassette back in the day, and a fond recollection of the analog playback experience and the organic tape sound.

I recently received the Long Thoughts cassette back from the factory. I had no idea what to expect. I played it in loop mode for several hours on auto-reverse on an Onyko cassette deck I’ve had in the studio for years. Long Thoughts in this medium has a rich, warm and full sound along with a pleasant, soft quality around the edges. I was quite surprised and happy with the result. I still have hundreds of cassettes of unreleased pieces from the 80’s. I regularly rummage through these tapes looking for a lost moment, and they still play fine and sound good for their age.

As for now and why? With so much of what compels me, it’s based on a feeling in the air. With the theme and spirit of Nostalgia for the Future, it just felt like the right time to create these audio offerings for the future. The cassette is something of a memory-activating timepiece you can hold in the palm of your hand and have a taste of the analog sound some people still long for. Nostalgia made real.

Order on cassette, CD or as a combo-pack with both…. Long Thoughts and Nostalgia for the Future.

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Aug 02

Aurelio Voltaire on 27-city Tour – and – a new Projekt CD next month!

Aurelio Voltaire returns to Projekt for his 11th studio album, Heart-Shaped Wound, expected around Labor Day weekend’s DragonCon Show in Atlanta. Aurelio Voltaire is on the road all of August with his friends Bella Morte. I created a Spotify Playlist< with songs from both artists for your enjoyment Pre-Order the new album at the Projekt website for $14 + shipping.

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We’ve restocked Silber Records’ CDs from Lycia + solo-projects:

Lycia: Cold (CD) $10 — Lycia: Empty Space (CD) $10 — Lycia: Estrella(CD) $10 Mike Vanportfleet: Beyond The Horizon Line (CD) $10 Tara VanFlower: My Little Fire-Filled Heart< (CD) $10

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Jun 07

Jeffrey Koepper live on STARS END, June 18

Jeffrey Koepper creates live analog electronic music on WXPN’s Stars End radio. Saturday into Sunday morning. June 18 2-3am ET. Stream it live from WXPN

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Jun 05

Mercury’s Antennae Pacific NW tour 2017

Projekt’s Mercury’s Antennae have 4 upcoming shows in Oregon + Washington. Visit this Facebook event page for the full details. July 1st Eugene, OR July 6th Olympia, WA July 7th Portland, OR July 8th Seattle, WA

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Apr 10

New video from Erik Wollo

Top-5 of the last 30 days, at the Projekt webstore:

Erik Wollo: Different Spaces (2-CD $17) Lorenzo Montanà: phase IX (CD $14) Steve Roach: The Passing (CD $15) Forrest Fang: Following the ether sun (CD $15) Peter Bjargo: Animus Retinentia (CD $14)

Erik Wøllo: Different Spaces

Purchase the 2-CD for $17 at Projekt – Bandcamp download code included with order Stream & download at Bandcamp High Res Studio Master at Spotted Peccary

Click here to watch the “Motion Blue” video, edited by Erik.

This vast release takes the listener to different places and spaces on 22 uniquely compelling auditory episodes. Erik’s 2-CD studio album reveals wide-ranging and wide-angled electronic compositions. This monumental statement explores and expands upon the Norwegian musician’s 35 years of musical experience in the electronic and ambient realms.

Please write a customer review of Different Spaces at Amazon or iTunes. Your reviews are very helpful, as they encourage potential customers to make the plunge and purchase Erik’s fantastic new album. Thanks for doing this for us. – Sam

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Feb 14

Soriah West Coast Tour

Soriah (with Ashkelon Sain): enrapturing, neo-ancient, mystically ethereal; hypnotic tribal rhythms meld organic darkwave textures with Central Asian instruments and Tuvan overtone singing.

Two Projekt CDs on sale for $10 each: 2009’s Atlan and 2011’s Eztica. For a limited time, get a name-your-price download of their 2011 tour recording: The Eztica Live Collection, at Bandcamp.

Projekt’s Soriah launched their West Coast tour with an amazing show here in Portland Sunday. They’re playing seven more cities, follow these links for full details:

2/22 – The Colfax Theater, Colfax CA | Facebook Event Page 2/23 – The Night Light, Oakland CA | Facebook Event Page 2/25 – Bar Sinister, Hollywood CA | Facebook Event Page 2/26 – The Box, Santa Cruz CA | Facebook Event Page 3/3 – Obsidian, Olympia WA | Facebook Event Page 3/4 – The Highline, Seattle WA | Facebook Event Page 3/11 – Old Nick’s Pub, Eugene OR | Facebook Event Page

Facebook Event Page for entire tour

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Jan 27

Steve Roach Empetus back in print with a free download

The 30th anniversary edition of this electronic classic is back in print, reissued on CD in digipak with original artwork. To celebrate, the CD is on sale for just $10 through midnight on Monday January 30th! At Projekt’s Bandcamp page, you can grab the deluxe digital download for name-your-price, through midnight on Monday January 30th. It includes The Early Years rarities tracks.

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Dec 12

Miami New Times article on Black Tape For A Blue Girl

Miami’s New Times ran a feature on Black Tape For A Blue Girl

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Nov 29

Sam’s In depth interview at Italy’s Ondarock

Sam answers 13 questions about the new Black Tape For A Blue Girl album, These fleeting moments and also talks about the current state of the music industry (streaming, etc).

The full interview in Italian and also in English.