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While Supplies Last! This is a box of 10 random CDs available at our Bandcamp store.
• For USA orders, Media Mail postage is $3.50 • Export customers please note that shipping is expensive! This item weighs over a pound: Canada = $16, rest of world = $23.50 • 10 CDs in the box. 7 of the CDs are darkwave/goth/ethereal, 2 of the cds are ambient-electronic, 1 of the CDs is from a darkwave late we used to distribute in the webstore. • I pre-made these boxes from overstock CDs. I cannot put specific titles in for you. • Barcodes are struck with a black pen. • 8 of of the CDs are in digipaks or ecoWallets. 2 CDs were removed from jewel boxes (this saves on postage). • If you purchase two boxes, you will receive the same titles twice. • No refunds or replacements except if you receive a defective title. Then you will be issued a $2 refund.
And also, for a limited time…
Exclusively available at the Projekt Bandcamp Store. CD = $9 / download = name-your-price! This is the original 1998 jewel-box release, with the metallic logo ink on the black and white cover. These are newly replicated CDs, assembled by hand by Sam. They are *not* shrinkwrapped, to save a little garbage from going into the landfill.
Sale ends Thursday July 19 at Noon East Coast Time
Peek A Boo writes: Canadian musician and illustrator Paulina Cassidy has just released her second solo album on the beloved US label Projekt Records. Drawing Up A Storm is twelve beautiful tracks that go from instrumental soundscapes to more song-oriented compositions but always very atmospheric and dream-like.
It’s easy to pigeonhole Cassidy’s music as fairy-like and there’s definitely a certain otherworldly quality to it, especially thanks to its connection with her work as a visual artist and illustrator, which always conveys a certain late-XIX century fairytale atmosphere. And yet her music is much more than that. Her use of electronic beats, synths and samples is fantastic (for example in tracks like ‘Ocean Nymph’ or ‘Seahorses’) and shows that she’s paying attention to contemporary electronic music and possibly also to impossible-to-classify artists like the Finnish producer Lau Nau (whose latest album I also reviewed here) and especially fellow Canadian band Tasseomancy, with whom she definitely shares a similar approach. All this reminds us that Projekt was always a very forward-looking and experimental label, especially in the nineties (what other Darkwave label could have released a band like lovesliescrushing, for example?). So this album sits well with both contemporary Dream Pop, and with the rest of the Projekt legacy.
From Projekt’s Sam Rosenthal:
There’s an ongoing fascination with 90s-era Projekt releases. For aficionados of those releases, here’s something really interesting! It’s a set of never-before-seen images from the photoshoot for one of Projekt’s iconic 90s albums! It’s been 24 years since the release of LYCIA’s A Day in the Stark Corner; back in 1993 Susan Jennings and I went out to the desert to shoot the cover photos. When I was redesigning the cover for the reissue, I asked Susan to digitize the 3 rolls of film we shot that day, 80 images in all. On this page you can see the progression of our ideas with 24 images in the order they were taken. All images are presented full frame (not cropped). I think it’s remarkable to peek into this moment in time in a way I didn’t think I would experience again. Enjoy!
If you have any questions you’d like to ask Susan and me, send a message; we’ll add your question and the answer to the page.
On the follow-up to Ionia, Mike Van Portfleet continues his pursuit of an apocalyptic landscape of extremes in which rich gothic guitars and intense rhythms divulge a world of bleak desperation; with that unmistakeable unnerving whispered voice. Peter Steele of Type-O Negative said about Stark Corner: “Such simple hypnotic beats, everything is drowned in reverb. Yet, the emotion comes through so loud and clear. It’s just devastating, as beautiful as it is devastating.”