Archive for the ‘Blog from Sam’ Category

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Feb 18

From around the web

F R O M   A R O U N D   T H E   W E B :

Forrest Fang “…conjures an idealized world of sound – where Spacemusic, World Music, New Age and the Avant-Garde all share a common spirit, and sound connects everything.” – Star’s End introduction to an interview with Forrest Fang about Following the Ether Sun.       Steve Roach Shadow of Time review in Italy’s Darkroom magazine (in Italian).

Steve Roach Spiral Revelation gets an amazing review at Italy’s Onda Rock (in Italian) and also at Prog Archives.

Black Tape For A Blue Girl Blood on the Snow review from The Noise Beneath The Snow. “The imagery presents itself herein as somewhat stark, yet still warm, perhaps in a dimly lit, intimate, privately held performance. Blood on the Snow is easily reminiscent of the days of Remnants of a Deeper Purity, perhaps mostly because of the presence of Oscar’s voice as well as the viola.”

Steve Roach’s Dreamtime Return included in this article, “32 Best Ambient Albums” at Optimistic Underground. “As a cohesive whole, the album folds in both electronic and natural sounds, from didgeridoos to huge synth pads to field recordings from the Australian outback. Steve Roach approaches the genre with spartan ideals, stripping the music down to its central essence and then amplifying that elemental spark into a massive conflagration.”

Purchase CD at Projekt: Dreamtime Return, Shadow of Time, Spiral Revelation, Following the Ether Sun

Name-your-price download at Bandcamp: Blood on the snow

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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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Jan 25

Visiting Projekt’s new distributor: Burnside

Today I dropped by Burnside Distribution. They’re Projekt’s new American distributor, based here in Portland in the St. John’s area of town, right by Cathedral Park (and the lovely St Johns Bridge). Good people, looking forward to good things!

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Jan 24

I need your help (at Amazon & iTunes)

Hi. As of today, Black tape for a blue girl’s These fleeting moments has 1 review at Amazon and 0 reviews at iTunes. I’m hoping more than one of you enjoyed the album! : ) I’d love to see more reviews at Amazon & iTunes, letting people who haven’t been following the band know the new music is loved and supported.

I’m sure you read Amazon reviews just like I do, and when there is one – or no – review, you think, “Must not be very good, if nobody bought it and reviewed it. Pass.”

You don’t have to write a novel, or even consider yourself a great writer. The idea is an honest comment from a real person, sharing a bit of your enjoyment of the music.

Thanks for helping out with this!

Sam

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Jan 12

Free download ~ Black tape for a blue girl: Blood on the snow

The Blood on the snow maxi-cd is mastered and now available at Bandcamp. You can stream, or you can download it at name-your-price. If you’re one of the 154 supporters who pledged at Kickstarter, grab your download today. If you haven’t pledged, it would be great if (when you download at Bandcamp) you make a little contribution towards the cost of creating this new music. Or support with just $3 at Kickstarter, you’ll also receive all the updates on the CD’s progress.

Recent Black tape for a blue girl in the projekt webstore: Black Tape For A Blue Girl: LP Tote Bag $20.00 Black Tape For A Blue Girl: These fleeting moments (CD+2LP) $55.00 Black Tape For A Blue Girl: These fleeting moments (CD+2LP+12″) $60.00 Black Tape For A Blue Girl: These fleeting moments (Limited vinyl edition) (2-LP) $38.00

NEW MUSIC FROM black tape for a blue girl  

19 copies of the limited edition CD at Kickstarter : Blood on the snow

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Dec 31

Three from Steve Roach. for 2017.

Steve Roach : January 2017

Steve has three new albums for January 2017, available in a number of configurations: |   Spiral Revelation   |    Spiral 2-Pack   |   Painting in the Dark    |   Fade To Gray   |    Painting & Fade 2-Pack    |

Orders placed at the Projekt webstore this month include a download card for a copy of Forrest Fang’s Letters To The Farthest Star

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Dec 23

This is what our year looked like ☉

From Projekt’s Sam Rosenthal: The year draws to a close. Projekt’s webstore shipped out 2813 CDs, while our Bandcamp store sold 4735 album downloads. Yes! There are still people buying music. Projekt and all of the artists I work with appreciate your purchases! Our music also is played on streaming sites, but it takes an average of 279 plays on Spotify to bring in a buck; those of you who purchase things (or contribute to our crowdfunding campaigns) are the people who make it possible for us to continue to create.

A big THANKS for supporting Projekt’s artists with your investment in our work!!!

2016 was busy for Projekt, with a number of releases in the electronic/ambient genres and a few in the goth/darkwave genres. Here are two lists for you; I find it interesting to see how the top-10 differs between physical and digital sales.

Top selling physical items in the Projekt webstore 1  Forrest Fang: The Sleepwalker’s Ocean (2-CD) (limited edition, last few copies left) 2  Erik Wollo: Star’s End 2015 (Silent Currents 4) (CD) 3  Erik Wollo & Byron Metcalf: Earth Luminous (CD) 4  Mercury’s Antennae: Beneath the Serene (CD) 5  Black Tape For A Blue Girl: These fleeting moments (Limited deluxe edition) (CD) 6  Steve Roach: Shadow of Time / This Place to Be 2-pack (3-CD) 7  Chuck Van Zyl: The XYL File (Limited Edition CD) * 8  Stratosphere: Rise (CD) 9  Steve Roach: Emotions Revealed 10  Steve Roach & Robert Logan: Biosonic / Second Nature 2-Pack (2CD)

Top selling downloads in the Projekt Bandcamp store 1  Steve Roach & Robert Logan: Second Nature 2  Forrest Fang: The Sleepwalker’s Ocean 3  Erik Wollo: Star’s End 2015 (Silent Currents 4) 4  Erik Wollo & Byron Metcalf: Earth Luminous 5  Steve Roach & Robert Logan: Biosonic 6  Steve Roach: Emotions Revealed 7  Steve Roach: Structures From Silence (Deluxe 3-CD 30th Anniversary Remastered Edition) 8  Steve Roach: Shadow of Time 9  Steve Roach: Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces (complete edition) 10  Loren Nerell: The Venerable Dark Cloud (extended reissue)

* The only non-Projekt artist on this list is Chuck Van Zyl

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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 22

Sale: 20% off CDs / 50% off Bandcamp

Projekt’s Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale is on! Sale ends 11:59 PM; Tuesday November 29th.

50% OFF at projektrecords.bandcamp.com And blacktapeforabluegirl.bandcamp.com — Use discount code “bf2016”

20% off CDs here at http://projekt.com ! (Excludes new & pre-order titles) use coupon code “BF2016”

We’re giving away a free copy of the 2011 Steve Roach / Erik Wollo collaborative CD, The Road Eternal with every order over $50 (total before shipping). While supplies last!