Because of the 3/16 Pennsylvania-wide non-essential business shutdown, I switched our Philadelphia-based webstore offline so no orders get lost in the system. Please visit our Bandcamp page where you can purchase a selection of Projekt CDs & vinyl titles that will ship from Portland, Oregon. You can also purchase downloads, & enjoy our free/name-your-price downloads to help you relax in these tough moments. Questions, please email Email: shea.projekt @ gmail.com. Take care of yourself & each other. This will pass. - Sam
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“Founded in 1983 by Sam Rosenthal, Projekt concentrated on releasing dream-pop, neoclassical, ambient, gothic rock and shoegaze bands, and Rosenthal’s own group, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, was an early exponent of darkwave’s hallmark mournful cabaret.” —Craig Hayes, Popmatters, 2013
Projekt label overview
Based in Portland, Oregon, 36-year-old Projekt Records is home to Steve Roach, Voltaire, Erik Wollo, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Lycia, Forrest Fang, and many others. The label’s two-genre approach covers both the electronic/ambient and goth/darkwave realms.
Steve Roach received two consecutive Grammy nominations (2018 + 2019) for his electronic/ambient albums Spiral Revelations and Molecules of Motion. With over 150 releases, Projekt showcases his new albums as well as his classic catalog titles. Included on the label is 1984’s groundbreaking floating ambient Structures from Silence, which Fact Magazine called “the 10th best album of the 80s.” Other Roach milestones on Projekt include Quiet Music, Dreamtime Return, and the 4-CD Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces.
Electronic artists on the label include Norway’s Erik Wollo with nine Projekt releases including Gateway and the recent Infinite Moments, and San Francisco’s Forrest Fang with eleven titles including a new release in December 2019.
In the 90s Projekt’s darkwave acts established the label as the American counterpart to England’s famed 4AD. Label founder Sam Rosenthal’s Black Tape For A Blue Girl releases a new album in fall 2018. Their 1996 classic Remnants of a deeper purity continues to be popular with fans. New York City’s Voltaire released five albums on Projekt in the 2000s and returned in 2018 for his eleventh album, Heart-Shaped Wound.
Surviving throughout the decades where so many other labels perished, Projekt continues to nurture the careers of the label’s biggest artists.