Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

jeffreykoepper

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

soriah

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.

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Nov 19

That time in 2002 when David Lynch said he was a fan of Black Tape For A Blue Girl!

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Aug 01

Black Tape For A Blue Girl – limited deluxe CD & The Rope shirt

We’re taking pre-orders on two new Black Tape For A Blue Girl items:

Picking up Blacktape’s classic 90s darkwave, ethereal, darkAmbient sound; original vocalist Oscar Herrera returns on their 30th anniversary.

Black Tape For A Blue Girl: These fleeting moments

Deluxe-CD, limited edition of 500, pre-order CD for $20 Deluxe packaging: CD in a 7″ x 5″ landscape-shaped dvd-sized digipak with internal pocket holding the 12-page booklet. Matte varnish. Thick stock.

A message from Blacktape fan Sean, in Scotland: Sam – you do not disappoint! The album is just simply stunning. Beautiful, powerful, melancholy… incredible. Having Oscar back really links it to the past and, although certainly a more “classic” sounding BlackTape album than 10 Neurotics, there is still the continuing evolution of the music and vision – no backwards movement here! Anyhow, I just had to say that!

            

These fleeting moments

Black Tape For A Blue Girl returns to their evocative ethereal, neoclassical, darkAmbient, gothic roots with an album exploring the existential predicaments of time’s passage, choices questioned, and loves lost. Original vocalist Oscar Herrera rejoins the band after a 17-year absence. His darkly dramatic vocals are complemented by Dani Herrera’s emotional and heartfelt voice, Nick Shadow’s visceral viola, Brian Viglione’s (The Dresden Dolls) driving drums, and band-founder Sam Rosenthal’s pensive electronics and revelatory songwriting. These fleeting moments, their 11th studio release, is 70 minutes of powerful, gorgeously yearning tracks born from the same place as their 90s classics Remnants of a Deeper Purity and A Chaos of Desire.

Read the full album description and pre-order your CD on the Projekt website                

Black Tape For A Blue Girl: The Rope Tshirt

Classic shirt design back in print for 2016. pre-order shirt for $19. Printed in America on American Apparel #2001. Sizes S – XXXL< We're taking pre-orders on a new printing of the classic Rope-face shirt. Place your order now to reserve the size you’d like. This is the first time the shirt has been printed on all sizes, but we’ll only be ordering the larger and smaller sizes based on your requests.

The order will be placed with our printer on Friday August 5.

                Please note that if you order the CD and the Shirt at the same time, the CD will not be shipped until the shirts arrive later this month. If you want the CD now, then please order it seperately.

                                                                                                                                                          Mercury’s Antennae live in August:                                        Reno NV August 25 | Website                            Santa Cruz CA August 26 | Facebook event page                            Oakland CA August 27 | Facebook event page                            Facebook page for the entire tour.                                              

                   

                                       

                 

               

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                The History of Projekt Part 1 : < a href="http://www.uandumusic.com/new-articlesreviews/">Part 2 These are short, five-minute reads on the origin of Projekt. Part 3 & 4 coming soon.

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Jun 16

Black Tape For A Blue Girl Kickstarter Add-ons

WE MADE IT! Get ready, because this is happening!

We made it!!! The Kickstarter for Black Tape For A Blue Girl’s These fleeting moments reached the $12k goal Thursday, and we’re almost to the first stretch goal (which adds a bonus CD to the package). There are 2 more days on the campaign, this is exciting! I’ve created some add-ons for pledgers, to get even more cool stuff.

Add-ons are additional items you can add to your pledge.

Add-on instructions

1 Determine the total cost of the item(s) you would like to add from the list below. • Include postage for overseas orders.

2 Visit the Kickstarter page and click the blue “Manage” button that appears next to your current pledge amount. • If you have not pledged yet, it will say ‘Back this Project.’ • Add-ons require a pledge at the $25 or higher tier,

3 On the next page, select “Update your pledge” • Increase your pledge in the ‘Pledge Amount’ box by the total of the add-ons you want. • Do not change the tier you are currently pledged at unless you also want to increase to a new pledge level. In that case, you will then need to add the total of your add-ons to the amount of the new tier you choose. • Accept the new total.

4 Send a message to Sam (via Kickstarter) with a list of the items you want.

Do I need to add shipping/handling?

Maybe. Shipping & handling is included for U.S. backers. Additional worldwide shipping as specified below.

Add-ons to choose from:

1 — The Rope LP – handmade cover (100 available) ($25) The vinyl itself is “new old stock” pressed in 1986. The covers are handmade in 2016, with color photos glued to a one-color printed black LP jacket. Album title written by Sam, and signed by Sam.

Please note this important disclaimer: Due to the age of the unplayed vinyl, there is some warping. If you are opposed to any warpage on your LPs, please do not select this item. I asked the most exacting Blacktape vinyl customer to review a copy. He writes: “True, I like to have a ‘perfect’ record, but still this plays out and the warping issue is not audible. The only way to know it’s warped is to look at it. The warp on mine is not a bother to me. Others might have issues with it, of course. When I replayed my copy with a record weight it was flat warp free.” Also keep in mind the vinyl has been in storage for 30 years, so the album will need a wet cleaning to remove dust and such. Delivered: USA: late July. Overseas: in December. Add $5 for international shipping ($30 total)

2 — Black Tape For A Blue Girl Black Tote Bag ($20) http://www.companycasuals.com/CompanyCasuals/b.jsp?id=1087&prodimage=imglib/catl/B050UBK03MS.jpg&swatch=Black This 14x14x3 inch black tote is perfect for carrying LPs or a quick supermarket trip. Delivered: USA: late July. Overseas: late July. Add $2 for international shipping ($22 total)

The following CDs are limited quantity, They will be removed them from this list when they run out.

3 — Of these reminders 2-CD box set – (5 available) ($50) https://www.discogs.com/Various-Of-These-Reminders/release/203770 The original 1994 Projekt Black Tape For A Blue Girl cover-song box set. 2 CDs, artcards + sticker, in jewel case, shrinkwrap. Might be some corner wear after years of storage. Delivered: USA: late July. Overseas: late July. Add $5 for international shipping ($55 total)

4 — This Lush Garden CD – (5 available) ($25) https://www.discogs.com/black-tape-for-a-blue-girl-This-Lush-Garden-Within/release/6524721 The original 1993 Projekt edition, when the booklet was slipped into a translucent sleeve. In jewel case, shrinkwrap. Delivered: USA: late July. Overseas: late July. Add $2 for international shipping ($27 total)

5 — A Teardrop left behind – (5 available) ($25) https://www.discogs.com/black-tape-for-a-blue-girl-A-Teardrop-Left-Behind/release/528972 The 2nd 1991 Hyperium edition. In jewel case, shrinkwrap. Delivered: USA: late July. Overseas: late July. Add $2 for international shipping ($27 total)

6 — Revue Noir single – (5 available) ($10) https://www.discogs.com/Revue-Noir-The-Revue-Noir-Single/release/1040588 The 2006 self-released 3-song CD-single Delivered: USA: late July. Overseas: late July. No additional charge for international shipping