Jun 08

🚧 the ProjektList ♬ June 8 2023 🚧

Projekt welcomes new artist DELREI to the label! Stay tuned for his debut album later this month. The shadowy twang of electric guitars, the dusty spectral melodies, the driving orchestral timpani, the rural instruments like harmonica & mouth harp… with these elements DELREI orchestrates a mythic dystopian western of the future. Italy’s Alessandro Mercanzin plays with genres, avoiding and embracing the cliches of Italian Spaghetti Westerns, Americana, & blues rock. Follow DELREI: Facebook / Instagram

Projekt Records turns 40. I was interviewed for the On the Edge Radio show, the first hour is Projekt music and me reminiscing; the episode streams here (at the bottom where it says “Sunday May 28th with Zuul”) and a 12-minute excerpt at Soundcloud. I did an interview with Sound & Shadows, at their webpage & YouTube video. Shea & I did our first-ever joint interview with DJ Nocturna for The Queen of Wands podcast; watch on YouTube and playlist & podcasts webpage. I was interviewed on Dark Entries radio show for World Goth Day, streaming on their website.

Here’s a cool flashback! I was interviewed with Lisa Feuer on Bob Westphal’s The Shape of Things to Come radio show back on July 27 2001. So many lifetimes ago! Listen to the full show on Mixcloud.

Aarktica: Paeans

Download at Bandcamp • Great review from the Dusted Website: One of the most distinct and striking things about Jon DeRosa’s work as Aarktica has always been the way he blends more ‘pure’ ambient material with songs, both his own and others (everyone from Danzig to Peruvian shamanic songwriter Artur Mena). The new Paeans actually marks the first Aarktica LP without DeRosa’s vocals since his debut, 2000’s No Solace for Sleep. Coming on the heels of last year’s magnificent We Will Find the Light, this record could have just felt like a post-banquet digestif, but instead it’s a reminder of the beautiful, clear atmospheres DeRosa can make with just his guitar (here ably assisted by Henrik Meierkord on cello and viola). Whether it’s going Ashra-stratospheric on “Arcturan Transmission” or drifting towards Stars of the Lid on “Golden Hour at Pyramid House,” the result is a reminder of how vital his ambient work is.

Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà: Dialogue of Water

CD & 2-CD bundle at Projekt • CD, 2-CD bundle & download at Bandcamp • CD at Projekt’s European Webstore. Tomorrow, June 9th, Dialogue will be available at all digital streaming and download platforms. Watch the video for “Cave Chasm Recall (Radio Edit)” at YouTube. The third collaborative work from Italian artists Alio Die and Lorenzo Montanà. The eight electro-acoustic pieces move through pure ambient streams, almost ancestral, evolving out of time. It’s a fluid, beatless territory that drifts, in the course of seventy minutes, through pure ambient vistas and the call-to-prayer feel of sacredly inspired music.

♬ Steve Roach’s Facebook Page has video excerpts from his fabulous Los Angeles concert last weekend.<
♬ Loren Norell interviewed on the Tones and Drones podcast. It’s available on Spotify, Apple, and here as well.
♬ Athan Maroulis’ NOIR have a new 6-song EP on Bandcamp and Spotify. Among other great tracks, it includes an acoustic version of the PsychFurs “Love My Way.” idieyoudie.com says: “A very nice slice of North American Darkwave.”
♬ Arin Aksberg’s It Flows Between Us reviewed at Expose.org: “(The fact that his hometown is) so far north and relatively isolated probably has a good deal to do with the nature of the music here on It Flows Between Us, Aksberg’s first release, where introspective minimalist piano shares a space with reflective ambient pieces, often together, with hints of experimentalism and dreamlike surrealism.” Available from Projekt’s Bandcamp or stream at all streaming sites, including YouTube.

Projekt Bandcamp top-10 for last 30 days

1 Steve Roach: Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces (complete edition) (4CD)
2 Aglaia: Along the vast ancient river (download)
3 Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà: Dialogue of Water (download)
4 theAdelaidean: Hyperaurea (download)
5 Stratosphere: Cyclus (name-your-price download)
6 Steve Roach: Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces (name-your-price download)
7 Aarktica: Paeans (download)
8 Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà: Dialogue of Water + Threshold (CD 2-pack)
9 jarguna: Granular Day in the Blue (download)
10 Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà: Dialogue of Water (CD

Projekt electronic/ambient playlists

at & Soundcloud & Pandora
Projekt > Italian Groto playlist at Spotify and AppleMusic

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