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Because of ever-rising postage costs, and increased customs/duties, it has grown less economical for Projekt’s European fans to purchase from this America-based website. As of September 7 2018, we launched our collaboration with DeeJayDead in Germany. It’s the European Webstore for Projekt & Timeroom releases. DJD’s Owner Jan ships out packages every day to happy European customers.
Advantages over purchasing from our US webstore:
1 great shipping rates: GERMAN customers: flat €2.99 shipping rate for all orders under €50, free for orders over €50. EU customers: €4.99 up to 500g; €7.99 for up to 1000g (1 Kilo) * NOTE: Vinyl can only be sent as an expensive DHL package because of its size, with a weight of 1kg per piece and therefore costs at least 12.99 euros.
Full delivery information/rates at DeeJayDead website
2 faster delivery Orders placed weekdays before 2pm ship the same day!
If you have any questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The European shop is not stocking our shirts or offering bundle prices. While their prices are somewhat higher than the US-webstore, the postage is so much lower that it works out to a better price overall.click Projekt’s European website to visit.
Original Post from 8-30-2018
I’m very excited about this new development to help out our European fans.
For 35 years, Projekt has shipped orders to our customers in Europe (our orders are filled by Joe out of his shop in Philadelphia, PA.) There was a time when Projekt’s price + shipping was cheaper than what customers paid in their local record stores for our CDs + VAT (Value-Added Tax). Postage has gotten so expensive (approx: $14 for one CD, $24 for three CDs), that we sense it has dramatically decreased the number of sales we make in Europe. Recently, a couple of customers also had to pay customs at the post office in order to get their package, the cost almost equaled the price of the merchandise they ordered.
Looking for solutions, my good friend Sebastian at our European distributor (Audioglobe in Italy) hooked me up with one of his best customers, a webstore in Germany. We quickly worked out the details, and within two weeks we’ll launch Projekt’s European webstore with preOrders for the new Black Tape For A Blue Girl and LYCIA.
Our partner gets shipments twice a week from Sebastian, offers low shipping rates, and orders placed weekdays before 2pm ship the same day! We’ll work closely with them to once again make things easy for our continental customers.
The European Webstore will carry 283 of our titles: almost all Projekt CDs plus all CDs from Steve Roach’s Timeroom label. They will not stock shirts, some almost out of print titles, and won’t offer bundle pricing. However their website does stock 8000 items! It’ll be your one-stop shop to get our CDs/LPs and the goth/darkwave titles you are looking for. Plus a growing selection of electronic/ambient releases.
This is going to be great. Stay tuned for the announcement.
You like tea. You like ambient/electronic music. Let’s put them together! With every $35+ order, our friends at Mandala Tea are giving you a CD copy of Mark Seelig’s Disciple, “Electronic Music immersed in traditional Indian Raga styles.”
I’m going to be in New Orleans
This Friday, August 31st, I’ll be in New Orleans for a 6pm meet-n-greet at Skully’z Records, 907 Bourbon St, New Orleans, 70116-3120; 504-592-4666 Facebook event page. Join me and Mercy West, Black Tape For A Blue Girl’s These fleeting moments and To touch the milky way cover model. Spread the word!
On Saturday, I was listening to music here at home and it occurred to me, “Wow! Over the years Projekt has released a number of cool albums of Italian ambient/electronic music.” Earthy, textural, enveloping soundtracks. Then I thought, “I wonder if people have noticed these acts and albums that stylistically fit together?” Then I got back to enjoying my weekend 🙂 … Yesterday I was talking with a label-owning friend and I mentioned Projekt’s Spotify playlists, and the lightbulb went off. Of course! Curating a playlist of these artists from Italy is the way to get the word out about their fantastic albums. That’s what I did! The playlist is currently two hours long, I’ll be adding more tracks regularly. If there’s a track (on Projekt or not on Projekt) that you think fits the sound, please email me with a link, and I’ll see about adding it.
Give it a listen: Italian Grotto
To launch the playlist I’ve set these three Projekt releases (from Italian artists) to name-your-price on Bandcamp (for a limited time).
Lorenzo Montanà : phase IX | CD on sale for $9, name-your-price download at Bandcamp.
jarguna and Friends: Trapped Vol. 1 | name-your-price download at Bandcamp.
Alio Die & Sylvi Alli: Amidst the Circling Spires | name-your-price download at Bandcamp.
This weekend Steve performs two sold out shows in Santa Fe, NM. Both concerts will be broadcast live on SomaFM’s Space Station Soma at 8pm Mountain Time (7pm Pacific; 10pm Eastern). Pre and post show will be on SomaFM Live starting an hour before.
Steve says, “These Return To The Dreamtime concerts center around expanded and evolved pieces from Dreamtime Return. The set constantly emerges throughout the weekend, a breathing occurrence connected to the flow of the return to the dreamtime.”
(live photo above by Candice @ Journeyscapes Radio)
Return to the Dreamtime and Electron Birth
Two new albums on Steve’s Timeroom label available individually or in a $25 combo pack. Return to the Dreamtime (2CD $17) presents expanded and evolved pieces from Dreamtime Return, created live at the Galactic Center, Tucson AZ, Feb 10, 2018. Electron Birth (CD $14) is a mesmerizing masterpiece of multi-dimensional analog sequencer-spun music connecting directly to Steve’s passion for the interweaving of pure emotion, energy, delicate grace and driving flow.
pre-Order, estimated late-August shipping
jarguna and Friends: Trapped (on CD)
jarguna is Italian sound-artist Marco Billi: ethno-organic-ambient-electronic music in a mandala-like hymn to ethnic, tribal, ritual music. It’s a journey of sounds, feelings, contrasts, acoustics and electronics. TRAPPED Vol 1 and Vol 2 are collaborations with like-minded creators. These releases are limited edition run of 100 4-panel digipaks. These are CD-rs replicated at a pressing plant, not a CD run with a glassmaster.