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Nov 25

Cyber 2018

Cyber Overload. Sheesh! I got so many Cybersale emails in the last week. I am sure you’ve been flooded by them as well. My apologies for adding one more to your in box. Then again, I know you’re a fan of Projekt music; you’re on this list because you’ve purchased from our webstore, our Bandcamp page, or you signed up somewhere else over the years. Thanks for your interest. So far this week, 346 of you have taken us up on the Cyberdigital 50% off sale, and 8 of you have taken the Cyerphysical 15% off coupon. I guess that’s a pretty good indicator of how digital has taken over the music business. I was interviewed yesterday for The Future of What podcast (it should go live within a week.) We discussed the changes in the record business. Each podcast features one record label person in a 45-minute interview about the record business. It was great to talk with another label owner about Projekt’s 35+ year history, and the changes we’ve seen over the years. The one thing that doesn’t change is that fans of the music keep the label alive. Giving a bit back with a discount is my way of thanking you for your interest in the cool independent music on Projekt. So for you, a few more days of our cyber specials: 


Digital-only 50% OFF sale at our Bandcamp store. Sale does not include Merchandise (CDs+LPs+etc). Order refunded if you purchase merch. Use checkout coupon code “cyber18”. Sale ends Friday Nov 30, Noon EST.


Get 15% off the entire Projekt webstore, excluding pre-order & new releases. Use checkout coupon code “cyber18”. Sale ends Friday Nov 30, Noon EST.


Every $10+ order placed here at the Projekt webstore gets a free copy of the Projekt 2-CD Holiday compilation Ornamental. (That’s $10 in merchandise, before shipping) Yup! Free CD for you. Every order over $40 also gets the Projekt enamel pin for free. Both of these offers are while supplies last.

If your order total (before postage) doesn’t get to $40, you can purchase the Projekt enamel pin for just $5.

Sale does not apply at Projekt’s European webstore. However they offer fast, inexpensive shipping that might more than make up for the % difference.

Nov 21

38% Off / $10 CD Flash Sale

Items on Five Dollar Friday Sale.

24hr only, 38% Off, $10 CD Flash Sale | Day 3

You’re still buying Forrest Fang’s Scenes from a Ghost Train, so we’ve extended it for a final day, and added Falling You’s Shine plus Lorenzo Montanà’s phase IX. On sale for one day at $10! Sale ends 11am, Pacific Time, Saturday November 23.

24hr only, 38% Off, $10 CD Flash Sale | Day 2

You loved yesterday’s sale on Forrest Fang’s Scenes from a Ghost Train, so we’ve extended it for a day, and added Forrest’s Animism, LYCIA’s A Day in the Stark Corner, and Erik Wollo’s Cinematic. All are on sale for one day for $10!

Have a great Thanksgiving. – Sam 24hr only, 38% Off, $10 CD Flash Sale | Day 1

Aurelio Voltaire’s Heart-Shaped Wound  Forrest Fang’s Scenes from a Ghost Train on sale for one day for $10! Sale ends 11am, Pacific Time, Thurs November 22. Check back tomorrow for the next two CDs on one-day flash sale.

We are taking preOrders on the upcoming Aurelio Voltaire album, What are the Oddz?

Nov 13

here are some things crossing my desk*

something different today from sam: no pictures. just words….

Better days

On Twitter on a link to a review of the new BlackTape album, Andy posted, “Really great work Sam. Sounds like the better days in the past.” I love that people are checking out the new music and hearing the through-line from my earlier work. With that said, I replied, “Future/past. Always better days to come…” That’s how I feel about life: the future is filled with possibilities, and I can rewrite the story, and head toward what I desire. I know that’s not “goth” of me, and I know we sometimes have limitations that are hard to overcome; still, I try not to remain bummed out about life. Even with all of our challenges (political, emotional, societal, economical), there’s always a bit of grass growing through the pavement somewhere, with things to look forward to.

10 qs

Do you remember back in the 90s there was a UK zine named Music From The Empty Quarter? I recently heard from Deadhead, the editor, I think we last talked prior to my ’96 move to Chicago! It’s been a long while, really great to catch up. We’re doing a 10-question interview. I’ve posted the first 4 responses here. Next batch of qs will be answered and posted in a few days.

Projekt200 | 3CD $15

“Projekt200 is more than a retrospective; it’s a work of art in its own right, a chronicle of Projekt’s journey from cult ethereal/ambient label to darkwave powerhouse.” – ReGen Magazine. Released over a decade ago in an edition of 2500, this is a beautiful 3CD collection of Projekt music. One disc of the early years, one disc of then-current artists, & one disc of ambient music. Alas, it was released right when CDs were dying at retail and people didn’t experience this lovely look at the PROJEKT roster (and it was certainly priced to high, because that’s the kinda thing you did back then when retail stores were clawing away a big chunk of the sales price). I have copies I’m selling at below my cost so people can hear and see this wonderful release.

LYCIA from Idie:youDie

“Speaking of Projekt, we somehow had no idea Lycia was dropping a new album last Friday, and now that we do know, it’s basically all we want to listen to. We loved 2015’s A Line that Connects (seriously, it was one of our top 10 records that year), and what we’re hearing from In Flickers is promising indeed: the group’s patented lush, shoegazey darkwave, enhanced with some upbeat drum programming and synthwork that we wouldn’t have expected but is hitting the spot.” Purchase CD or LP. 

Black Tape For A Blue Girl from Infrared Magazine<

“(To touch the milky way) is engaging, inviting, patient, melancholy and emotionally seductive. To say this is the best album of the year is not fair. The year is not up. This album is the reason I hate the digital age. I have to own this cd. If you are a fan of the band, that last statement is for you also. This is not a music file on a phone or a fucking stolen link. This is artwork, this is a band giving their passion and a passion I will play many times before I go to bed tonight. I love this cd so much, this band has yet to fail me. ” Purchase CD or LP.

Crossing my desk. I know, I know. What an outmoded metaphor. 🙂

Get ready for a new release this Friday!

Nov 06

Movies in the Dark email list

From Projekt Records’ Sam Rosenthal.

522 SE Clinton St, Portland, Oregon 97202

MOVIES IN THE DARK is a film series presented at the lovely & historic Clinton Street Theatre, in Portland Oregon. It’s an inner southeast arthous theater for indie and cult flicks, cheap prices and the long-running Rocky Horror Picture Show. Movies in the Dark is an opportunity to hang out with friends, in a non-club environment. There’s beer, and popcorn, and movies!

Projekt’s Sam Rosenthal introduces the film.

A landmark of cinema history, CST is one of the oldest operating movie houses in the US. Locally owned, locally operated and loved worldwide, CST brings the SE Portland community a plethora of indie and rep films that deserve to be seen on a big screen. Quirky, irreverant, sometimes overly sincere, it’s not your father’s multi-plex movie-going experience. Beyond its regular movie schedule, CST also hosts theater, music and other live performances — always affordable and open to all ages. Brilliant!

Join the email list, to receive announcements on future Movies in the Dark, please put “MOVIES” as the subject, so I know which list you want to join. You will not be bombarded with messages; one email when a film is announced, and one email in the days leading up to the movie. No spam. Not a ton of messages! To join, email Sam.

Bad Santa

#24 • December 13 2019 Facebook Event Page

Army of Darkness

#23 • October 18 2019 Facebook Event Page

Velvet Goldmine

#22 • August 23 2019 Facebook Event Page

Only Lovers Left Alive

#21 • June 21 2019 Facebook Event Page

The City of Lost Children

#20 • April 19 2019 Facebook Event Page

Straight To Hell Returns

#19 • January 18 2019 Facebook Event Page


#18 • December 1 2017 Facebook Event Page

Bubba Ho-Tep

#17 • August 25 2017 Facebook Event Page

The Trial

#16 • June 2 2017 Facebook Event Page

Soylent Green

#15 • March 24 2017 Facebook Event Page


#14 • January 20 2017 Facebook Event Page

The Omem

#13 • November 11 2016 Facebook Event Page

Death to Smoochy

#12 • Sept 16 2016 Facebook Event Page

Dead Zone

#11 • July 29 2016 Facebook Event Page

12 Monkeys

#10 • June 10 2016 Facebook Event Page

Shadow of the Vampire

#9 • March 11 2016 Facebook Event Page

The Prophecy

#8 • December 18 2015 Facebook Event Page

Let The Right One In

#7 • October 30 2015 Facebook Event Page

Donnie Darko

#6 • September 25 2015 Facebook Event Page


#5 • August 14 2015 Facebook Event Page

Edward Scissorhands

#4 • June 12 2015 Facebook Event Page


#3 • May 1 2015 Facebook Event Page

The Crow

#2 • February 27 2015 Facebook Event Page

The Hunger

#1 • December 5 2014 Facebook Event Page