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the 2015 return of Black Tape For A Blue Girl
This version is out-of-print, and this page is here for historical purposes.
The original single-cd edition. Packaged in a Jewel Box with large format 16-page booklet in tuck-box.
Download a pdf of the full lyric booklet
Deeply mesmerizing and melancholy passages, wrapped in the emotions of betrayal and salvation, searching for the deeper fragments of a truer reality — somewhere between sadness and hope. Overlayed intense vocals mix with rich cello and violin arrangements, creating the consummate modern day chamber orchestra whose maestro is our own inner soul.
“The ethereal, romantic sounds of Remnants is their richest work so far: tapestries of melancholic, often neo-classical music manifest themselves amidst waves of Rosenthal’s lush keyboards, haunting strings and the vocals of Oscar & Lucian.” – huh magazine
Read an in-depth fan review at epinions.com
…from the album bio:
This album picks up musically where songs like “We watched our sad-eyedangel fall” left off: long droning deep tones overlayed by intense vocals from Oscar and Lucian as well as rich cello and violin arrangements from Vicki and Mera. The results are deeply mesmerizing and melancholy passages that draw from influences as diverse as turn-of-the-century minimalism, Indian classical music and occult dirge-rock. The finished 77-minute album is Black tape’s masterpiece; exquisite and stunning. Wrapped up in the emotions of betrayal and salvation, searching for the deeper fragments of a truer reality — somewhere between sadness and hope — Sam’s words and harmonies weave a soft, opaque veil over a world where feeling is foremost. With this release, Black tape for a blue girl draws together all the diversities of their past ten years, becoming the consummate modern day chamber orchestra whose maestro is our own inner soul.
”Remnants of a deeper purity is an album of rebirth — the internalanalysis and exploration that paves the way for a major upheaval. arealignment of balances. searching through the fragments of a past. paringexperiences down to their essence. revealing the deeper core. the shatteredfilaments of truth and experience that will yet re-entwine to form a newhighwire of ecstatic life. the album is the contemplation of betrayal (byothers and of the self), the realization of a subterranean thread linkingthe past to current desire, the revelation of deep personal fears andinsecurities…and the attempt to reintegrate all of this into anindividual who can re-experience life and the beauty of existence. the lingering thought is ‘redefine pure faith’ so that we may yet re-emerge,renewed…” – sam rosenthal