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Sam Rosenthal: Tanzmusik LP (Out-of-Print)

This version of the LP is out-of-print, and here for historical purposes. In 2012, there was a reissue on an Italian label. We have a few of those here

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  1. The Return
  2. We Remember
  3. Out Of The Clouds
  4. A Man Like This
  5. The Sky and The Calendar
  6. Lookout Point
  7. Alone
  8. Desert Island
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  9. Round Trip (reprise)
  10. Year 90-10
  11. No Luck Today
  12. Forever Returning
  13. The Coming Fall
  14. They Came At Night

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This is the page for the 1986 vinyl release; a limited edition of 250 copies. The cover was a tanish card glued to a white LP jacket. Extremely rare! It shows up on eBay from time-to-time, and sells for around $60.

Italy’s Mannequin Records re-released TANZMUSIK on vinyl on September 24, 2012. Apparently TANZMUSIK is a classic in the Minimal Synth genre. Who knew!!! Their 450 copies sold out within two months. We still have a few copies of the re-release available here.

Mannequin is proud to announce the reissue of one of the top minimal synth Holy Grails out of there. Tanzmusik is the first LP from Sam Rosenthal, boss of the historic Projekt Records label and mind of one of the most influential dark wave acts coming out of the US, Black Tape For A Blue Girl. Originally released in March 1985 and completely recorded at home on a four-track TEAC-2340 with a super minimal setup (Korg Poly 61, Realistic Moog, Boss Dr-110 and some effects), the vinyl release was limited to 250 copies, with a tanish card glued to a white LP jacket

The album continues in the “electronic mood-music” tradition established by Sam on the PROJEKT ELECTRONIC AMERIKA cassettes, with the added intriques of the drum-computer, exploring the realms of electronic music that the critics have compared to Tangerine Dream, O.M.D. and Brian Eno.

Sam Rosenthal is an American artist. He is the founder and leader of the band Black Tape For a Blue Girl and the record label Projekt Records (30th anniversary in 2013). He lives in Brooklyn with his son and cat. Black Tape for a Blue Girl, begin in 1986 after his move from Florida to California, serves as a vehicle for Rosenthal’s musical vision. Its signature combination of gothic, ethereal, ambient and neo-classical elements has explored existential themes of loves lost and passions yet to come. After his early electronic work represented on Tanzmusik, his music has grown into a full-fledged band, whose members revolve around Rosenthal’s subtle electronic foundation.

Click Here for a history lesson on Projekt’s out-of-print page….

Weight .8 lbs
Label

Projekt

Release Year

1985

Format

LP

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Reviews

  1. Reviews Editor

    Review  –:

    Ondarock

    This review is for the 2012 re-issue:

    Un piccolo segreto dimenticato. Nascosto tra la polvere accumulatasi dal tempo e dai tanti progetti del suo detentore, Sam Rosenthal: il deus ex machina della Projekt records e mente creatrice dei Black Tape For A Blue Girl.
 Un disco segreto e registrato nell’intimità della propria casa nel marzo del 1985, su un semplice quattro tracce con un’orchestra elettronica magnifica di sintetizzatori minimali. 
Al suo interno Sam ha incastonato pazientemente e con cura una serie di preziosi ricami strumentali che, per certi versi, rappresentano bene il percorso che ha poi seguito la storica label americana.


    Come in un libro di sfumate favole sintetiche per piccoli circuiti, ci vengono narrati piccoli scorci, magnifici incubi, amare speranze e tormenti, senza tralasciare una forma splendidamente strumentale che non necessita di testi e parole. 


    Lo spazio siderale di “The Sky And The Calendar “ e “Lookout Point” si incrocia in un matrimonio chimico con i recessi patologici di “Out Of The Clouds”, in attesa che si dischiudano tanti piccoli sentieri elettronici, confinanti tra synhtwave e ambient, e capaci di giocare con ironiche danze meccaniche. 
Nessuna particella di realtà (o di mente) è lasciata alla materia, tutto è ricostruito da un intreccio sotterraneo di sintetizzatori e drum machine dove particelle di Brian Eno e Tangerine Dream si uniscono alla minimal wave più secca e ritmica.

    Tanzmusik è ristampa cara non solo agli amanti dei progetti di Sam Rosenthal e di quella electronic mood music che lui aveva fondato con la serie di cassette “PROJEKT ELECTRONIC AMERIKA” (di cui Tanzmusik fa parte), ma che toglie un velo su una produzione ingiustamente sepolta dal tempo. 
Un prezioso ricordo di un grande artista che ancora dischiude il suo potere onirico. Rating: 8 (very good) -Michele Guerrini

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