Apr 20

Monolith Kickstarter and Free Download


Help fund my electronic space music CD. Free Download for everyone.
Über ltd plexibox edition too.

Hi, this is Sam from Black Tape For A Blue Girl and As Lonely As Dave Bowman. I’m trying something different here: I’m giving you a free copy of the full album digital download at the same time as I’m crowdfunding the physical release. Let’s see if we meet the $3000 Goal?

Kickstarter pledge: kck.st/1aWKvCr
Bandcamp download: blacktapeforabluegirl.bandcamp.com/album/monolith

With your help, this 73-minute album will exist as a 300-piece limited edition audio CD packaged in a DVD-sized digipak. Up to 100 of these will be in the über-limited plexibox edition.

Unlike my work in Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Dave Bowman is full-on electronic music: droning space, wordless drift with long suspended passages. Covering Bowman’s journey to the Monolith near Jupiter, the album touches the edges of isolation and glacial solitude, with a discernible warm human core. MONOLITH‘s epic expanses, asteroid flybys, serene ambient moments, vast open textures, and warmer hues of sparse remoteness are barren, yet without leaving the listener abandoned. Think of it as drone insulation rather than drone isolation.

But I don’t have to tell you about the music. Listen to the whole album right now!

Visit the Bandcamp page for your copy. Download it and listen without paying anything. I’m hoping some of you will drop by Kickstarter and donate three dollars or more to support the physical CD. And perhaps you’ll pledge one of the limited edition physical versions.

I appreciate that!

Every sponsor at Kickstarter gets MONOLITH (ADDENDUM), a 37-minute download of additional tracks. That’s 110 minutes of music for as little as three dollars!

Whatever you contribute, you’re supporting art — and that’s super-cool of you!


PS: Here’s a 30-second YouTube clip from Saturday’s session in the studio with violist Grace Young.

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