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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!
Orders placed at the Projekt webstore this month include a download card for a copy of Forrest Fang’s Letters To The Farthest Star
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
Miami’s New Times ran a feature on Black Tape For A Blue Girl
Projekt’s Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale is on! Sale ends 11:59 PM; Tuesday November 29th.
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!
Sam picked eight albums that sort of / kind of represent the history of the Projekt sound at the Bandcamp Daily. See what he chose.
Eight Projekt titles are on sale at iTunes through October 27, 2016.
PJK-ED-318 As Lonely As Dave Bowman Monolith PJA-ED-138 Erik Wøllo Star’s End 2015 (Silent Currents 4) PJK-CD-328 Erik Wøllo & Byron Metcalf Earth Luminous PJK-CD-103 Forrest Fang Gongland PJK-CD-231 Mark Seelig Disciple PJK-CD-099 Steve Roach Midnight Moon PJK-CD-060 Steve Roach & vidnaObmana Well of Souls PJA-CD-15 vidnaObmana Twilight of PerceptionTwo pay-what-you-can downloads at Bandcamp: Various Artists: Victor Frankenstein (music for a dark evening) Pay-what-you-can at Bandcamp.< Black Tape For A Blue Girl: The Collection Pay-what-you-can at Bandcamp. Mercury Antennae have an in-depth interview in the online zine Raw Alternative. A review of Loren Nerell’s The Venerable Dark Cloud in Italian at OndaRock. A review of Steve Roach & Robert Logan’s Biosonic/Second Nature in Italian at Darkroom Magazine Sam Rosenthal interviewed about the new Black Tape For A Blue Girl album and Projekt records at Chain DLK Democracy: Season Finale. Finally, I can vote for Hillary! (images at Facebook) Don’t believe that hoax that Trump is not on the ballot in Oregon. From Star Trek TOS “Spectre Of The Gun:” SPOCK: Physical reality is consistent with universal laws. Where the laws do not operate, there is no reality. All of this is unreal. We judge reality by the response of our senses. Once we are convinced of the reality of a given situation, we abide by its rules. Mortiis’ 5-year-old son saw the cover of the new Black Tape For A Blue Girl album and thought the standup bass had fallen from the sky, and cracked open with the girl inside.
From Projekt’s Sam Rosenthal August has been a busy month at the Projekt webstore. Joe’s sending lots of your packages out the door. Thanks for your orders and your interest in our new batch of releases. Scroll down for the top sellers from the last 6 weeks.
#1Steve Roach: Shadow of Time / This Place to Be 2-pack with bonus third disc.
“Three profound sonic environments born from deep intuition for the power of sound, refined by years of technical mastery.” – Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space Order CDs for $25 | Digital: Bandcamp or iTunes or Spotted Peccary High Res.
#2Black tape for a blue girl: These fleeting moments
Deluxe-CD, limited edition of 500. “Gently lit by the existential gleam of a dying sun” – Soundscape Magazine. Picking up Blacktape’s classic 90s darkwave, ethereal sound; original vocalist Oscar returns on their 30th anniversary. Order limited edition CD for $20 || Digital: Bandcamp or iTunes.
#3Erik Wollo: Star’s End 2015 (Silent Currents 4)
Limited edition of 300. “During these late-night sonic excursions, time, for the musician, seems longer and wider. Each vignette builds slowly, performed with perfect assurance, flowing beautifully across this hour-long realization.” -Chuck van Zyl/ Star’s End blog. Order CD for $16 || Digital: Bandcamp or iTunes or Spotted Peccary High Res.
#4Black tape for a blue girl: The Rope Tshirt
Back in print for 2016, available in S – XXL. Printed in North Carolina on American-made American Apparel #2001 fitted shirts. See image below. order t-shirt for $19
#5Erik Wollo & Byron Metcalf: Earth Luminous
An elegant album weaving melodic, vibrant soundscapes with subtle, grounding rhythms. Byron’s tight-to-the-grid substratum pulse serves as a conduit to Erik’s lush, emotive and expansive atmospheres. Order CD for $14 || Digital: Bandcamp or iTunes or Spotted Peccary High Res.
#6 Steve Roach: Shadow of Time Order CD for $14 #7 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook: Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 9-11 (5CD Box) Order for $3 #8 Lycia:Quiet Moments (LAST COPIES!) Order CD for $14 #9 10 Projekt CDs for $25 (2014) Order box for $25 #10 Erik Wollo:Silent Currents (Live at Star’s End) 2-CD (50% Off) Order for $10 Black Tape For A Blue Girl The Rope t-shirts lined up by size and ready to stuff into pre-Order customers’ packages. Joe does the Projekt webstore fulfilment out of his Digital Underground retail store in Philadelphia. Stop by when in town. OrderThe Rope t-shirt for $19