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Feb 15

the ProjektList 🚀 2-15-23

From Projekt’s Sam Rosenthal. Hi all….. middle of February already, wow! This year is coming on fast! Lots of new Projekt musicfor you to enjoy…so much to talk about…

☀️ This is your last call for a name-your-price download on Amongst Jungles, the recent collaboration between Jarguna and Nicola Serena. Grab it during these final days.Tango Mango writes on Bandcamp: “It’s chilled and intricate at the same time. Have to say, Vegetal Sculpture took me way back to Gong/Hillage albums. Bless their socks.” Styles: Electronic, ambient, space music. Dave Aftandilian writes on Bandcamp: “Fascinating ambient visions of a future when the worlds of nature and society become so intertwined that the borders between them disappear. There is some darkness here: shadowed places with unknown, unsavory denizens. But mostly the feeling is exploratory, hopeful, and transformative: warm tears of rain glossing a leaf, dropping to the dirty pavement, then moistening a seed in a crack that becomes a green shoot shining amongst the gray.”

☀️ Last weekend’s Hearts of Space radio show included four tracks from Erik Wøllo’s new album the Shape of Time, as well as a track from Blue Radiance. HOS has an Online subscription thingie.

☀️ Steve Roach’s “Towards the Blue — 2021 Remastered” (from Quiet Music) is the opening track on Spotify’s Ambient 1980s playlist.

☀️ KKUP’s Contemplation Connection played music Peter Phippen, Ivar Lunde, Jr.’s Into the Ancient, Forrest Fang’s Forever Cascades, and Steve Roach’s Ambient Church.

☀️ Peter Phippen has an upcoming show collaborating with Victoria Shoemaker: Horizon Flute School Summit, April 14 – 16 in Hiawatha, Iowa. Details at Peter’s website.

☀️ Phippen, Crawford & Lunde Jr’s Galaxies is available from the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire, WI, as part of their Sawdust City Sounds program. Check it out (literally!) here.

☀️ 80’s-alternative-themed Sirius XMshow Slicing Up Eyeballs posted about Black Tape For A Blue Girl’s Mesmerized by the Sirens Kickstarter, which is almost to the goal with two weeks to go! Support the CD, LP (in two color variations) & MiniDisc.

☀️ An in depthtribute to classic Projekt artist Soul Whirling Somewhere at Svmusica.

☀️ Ashkelon Sain of Trance to the Sun has launched a new darkwave instrumental project named Solara Obscura. A digital single is available, and theyperformMarch 11 at Portland’s Coffin Club.

☀️ Wonderful review of Deepspace’s The Blue Dunes at Exposé Online. “…uniformly excellent, tapping into that subconscious wonderworld of sound that guides the listener along on an explorative floating ambient journey. The Blue Dunes represents a glacial moving sonic sculpture that will quite intentionally alter the listener’s mood and consciousness.”

☀️Erik Wøllo’s the Shape Of Time in Darkroom magazine, Italy

☀️ Great review of Byron Metcalf & Shane Morris’s Ancestral Resonance at Exposé Online. “…dreamy and quixotic, each of the eight long tracks offering a shadowy path through the dark moonlit night, with echoes of mysticism and exotic power that echo primal and hypnotic emotions from deep in the soul. Every additional spin offers further insights into a hidden secret world known only to our distant ancestors. A brilliant and epic journey through the past.”

☀️ Italy’s Hic Sunt Leones released Eight Parts of Reality by AGLAIA, at Bandcamp.

☀️ Peter Phippen’s new album Ghosts is name-your-price at Bandcamp.Samedited avideo with footage of Peter performing “Inside the Underworld” in the studio integrated with cool imagery. video at YouTube:

☀️ Pavel Zelinka’s posted his “40th Anniversary Projekt!” Radio Show. It’s on Český Rozhlas, the public radio broadcaster of the Czech Republic operating since 1923. It is the oldest radio broadcaster in continental Europe and the second oldest in Europe after the BBC! Listen to the Projekt episode of Art Cafe.

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Out & upcoming Projekt releases:

Jarguna and Nicola Serena: Amongst Jungles Byron Metcalf & Shane Morris: Ancestral Resonance Peter Phippen: Ghosts Erik Wøllo: The Le Paysage Single Arin Aksberg: It Flows Between Us • March 3

Jan 25

the ProjektList 🚀 1•24•23

From Projekt’s Sam Rosenthal. Welcome to the ProjektList, my somewhat regular round-up of Projekt-related press, streaming, releases, and concerts.

🚀 Projekt Records turns 40 years old in 2023!

🚀 Projekt Records’ tracks had over 67.5 million streams in 2022!

🚀 Over the past 20 years, Projekt has manufactured 315,920 CDs at Disc Makers. Wow, you all still love physical things!

🚀 Erik Wollo’s The Shape of Time is Projekt’s best selling CD and download this month. Can you do me a favor? Would a few purchasers pop over to Amazon and write a review of the album? It doesn’t need to be journalism, just some positive comments that encourage shoppers to add it to their cart. Write about your reflections on what you like about the album, the mood, how you feel listening to it. That word-of-mouth helps us out. Thanks.

🚀 Erik Wøllo has a video for “The Shape of Time 2” at YouTube.

🚀 Marco of Jarguna opened a label to release music from around the world. His first bandcamp album is Burkina Faso collection Vol​.​1, with singers he recorded in 2008.

🚀 Peter Phippen has two upcoming shows. Peter and Rahbi Crawford: Heart of Winter Concert, January 27 in Viroqua, WI. Peter and Victoria Shoemaker: Horizon Flute School Summit, April 14 – 16 in Hiawatha, Iowa. More details at Peter’s website.

🚀 Schallwende nominations! The soundwave is the German prize for musicians and active people in the field of electronic music. Erik Wøllo nominated in 3 categories and Steve Roach in 1.

I asked Lorenzo Montanà about “Sentiero,” the closing track on his name-your-price album Decorar Silenzio

He replied: ‘Sentiero’ is Italian for ‘Path.’ It’s a mysterious track, a way of inner research, a dreamlike journey inspired by the surrealist atmospheres of David Lynch. In my mind, the song begins walking along an overgrown path in the woods, making one’s way through the branches of trees. At a certain point everything stops, you hear what seems to be footsteps and an indistinct voice speaks but we do not understand. The sense of disorientation increases, until, as in an awakening, a subtle music arrives from far away which takes us back; we awaken far away on a terrace where I imagine two figures dancing on the rooftops to the tune of a melancholy waltz. We are left like this, no longer knowing how to distinguish a vision or a memory from reality.

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Nov 10

💌 the ProjektList | 11•10•22

From Projekt’s Sam Rosenthal. Welcome to today’s ProjektList. This is my somewhat regular round-up of Projekt-related press, streaming, releases, and concerts. If you have a question about an order from Projekt.com or our Bandcamp page, reply to this message and Joe will get back to you.<

🌊 LAST CALL!!! It’s the final few days for a name-your-price Bandcamp download on Deepspace’s The Blue Dunes.

MYSTICWOLF75 wrote (on Bandcamp): This is a really beautiful album of floating ambience. The gorgeous opener, “The Blue Dunes”, really sets the mood for the rest of the album and “An Unexpected Shelter” has a real Steve Roach feel to it (and I mean this very complimentary, as I am a huge Steve Roach fan). This will definitely be getting played a lot! Lovely cover art, too! Favorite track: “The Blue Dunes.”

🌊 Soundwave #136 • I created an hour flow of the mood of Projekt — an exploration and overview for listeners discovering the label for the first time.

🌊 Dirk Serries just released The Listening Place, check it out on Bandcamp. A live performance as part of Martina Verhoeven Butterfly Zi’s mindfulness session #6 on October 22, 2022.

🌊 “Emptiness” the 3rd video from Deepspace’s The Blue Dunes is now at YouTube.

🌊 Through his “Gothic Homemaking” YouTube series, Aurelio Voltaire has become a lifestyle guru to people who embrace spookiness in all seasons. Free gift link to the article.

🌊 11-CDs-for-$35 darkwave clearance box. There are 10 of these available on our Bandcamp page. While supplies last.

🌊 The remastered LP of Projekt’s 1995 Excelsis compilation are here to bring you pre-Xmas cheer. Martin Bowes of Attrition (and I) worked on a beautiful, vivid remastering of the album for the LP + CD formats. The LP is available in two lovely colors, 250 per edition, from Projekt’s website and Bandcamp page and also from the European Webstore.

Out now & upcoming Projekt releases

Deepspace: The Blue Dunes • out now Peter Phippen: Woodnotes Wyld: Historic Flute Sounds From The Dr. Richard W. Payne Collection • out now Michael Stearns: Chronos — 2022 Remaster, Original X-86 Ambisonics Mix • out now Forrest Fang: The Lost Seasons of Amorphia • out now Black Tape For A Blue Girl: Bastille Day (Serpent Single) • out now theAdelaidean: In the Key of Sleep  • out now Thanatos: Christmas Moments EP • November 25 Aglaia: Perennial source • December 2

Oct 24

the ProjektList • 10-24-22

From Projekt’s Sam Rosenthal. Hello and welcome to the ProjektList. This is my somewhat weekly round-up of Projekt-related press, streaming, and concerts.

🌕 For the video of Steve Roach’s “Structures from Silence (excerpt)“ (from the new Essentials release), I edited a remix of the 1987 video. Watch on Steve’s YouTube Channel. Download the album at Projekt’s Bandcamp, or stream at Spotify or Pandora. Visit this Facebook post for 40 photos from Steve’s recent concert weekend in Tucson

🌕 The second video from Deepspace’s The Blue Dunes is live at YouTube: “An Unexpected Shelter (excerpt).” The album is name-your-price at the Projekt Bandcamp page. John W. Patterson EER-MUSIC.com writes: ” I have been listening to Deepspace (Mirko Ruckels) since his 2006 release The Barometric Sun. His sound has greatly evolved since then but the quality of his ambient works has only improved over time. This is one of my favorite ambient releases of 2022. It is very calming and meditative and could easily be put on endless loop for a wonderful aural space. “Emptiness” is well worth the price of admission – but every track is wonderful. This belongs in the collection of every fan of beatless, non-rhythmic, enveloping soundscapes type of ambient music. Well done, Mirko!”

🌕 YouTube video interview with Scott & Melissa of Lovesliescrushing on Among the Clouds episode 9.

🌕 Flautist Peter Phippen performs with flautist Victoria Shoemaker at the Pumpkin Parade October 29 in Eau Claire, WI. More info at Peter’s website. Watch a 5-minute-snippet at YouTube from Peter’s recent improvised performance with his son, Joshua Daby.

🌕 David Sylvian posted an incredible 40-minutes of raw footage from the 1983 Brilliant Trees sessions, on YouTube.

🌕 O Yuki Conjugate celebrate their 40th anniversary with a Bandcamp name-your-price download featuring a live track from each of the last 4 decades.

🌕 Lorenzo Montanà release a name-your-price download at Bandcamp with 3 reworkings of a track from Slowaves (2017) from slow acid techno, to more afro beat groove and a deep ambient vision.

🌕 Dirk Serries performs a solo ambient performance this Thursday, October 27, at the Hundred Years Gallery in London.

🌕 Thanatos’ Pat Ogle’s 3-day tour has begun. Thanatos Comes Alive! Acoustic shows. Upcoming: Tues Oct 25 at Small’s in Detroit. Wed, Oct 26 at Gman Tavern in Chicago. Full details at Thanatos website.

🌕 Is it to early to Xmas? In 2021 the remastered LPs of Projekt’s 1995 Excelsis compilation arrived soooooo late that we didn’t have a chance to promote them. So here we are, bright and early with our pre-Xmas cheer. Available as a remastered LP + CD. The LP is available in two lovely colors, 250 per edition, from Projekt’s website and Bandcamp page and also from the European Webstore.

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Playlists at Spotify and Soundcloud and Pandora and YouTube.

Out now & upcoming Projekt releases

Jarguna: My Temple 2 • out now Steve Roach: Essentials 1984-2004, Space And Time • out now Deepspace: The Blue Dunes • out now Peter Phippen: Woodnotes Wyld: Historic Flute Sounds From The Dr. Richard W. Payne Collection • October 28 Michael Stearns: Chronos — 2022 Remaster, Original X-86 Ambisonics Mix • November 4 PreOrder Forrest Fang: The Lost Seasons of Amorphia • November 4 PreOrder Thanatos: Christmas Moments EP • November 25

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Aug 01

ProjektList 8-1-22

A video preview of Steve Roach’s new album at youTube.

Steve writes: “I am deeply excited for you to hear my new album, What Remains which releases this Friday, August 5, on Projekt Records. This beautiful premiere video was realized by computer visual artist Audri Phillips. It was created from AI generated imagery and 3D CG animated particles.” Watch at youTube.

What Remains is a dynamic confluence of four interconnected passages that venture from analog-sequencer driven elegant futurism, to yearning and mysterious tribal ambient, to conclude with the heart-wrenching, pure-atmospherics of “What Remains.” The video’s excerpt from the title track foreshadows Friday’s name-your-price digital release at Steve’s Bandcamp. CD available too.

Steve Roach live in Tucson

Tucson-based ambient/electronic pioneer Steve Roach presents a dynamic weekend in the southwest soundcurrent. Tickets to Roach’s 3-day No Zone Like Home concert weekend are now on sale at Eventbrite. It’s the place to be in September! See you in Tucson on the 16, 17 & 18th.

Friday: Meet & Greet with the artists. Saturday: Steve performs in the 525-capacity Berger Performing Arts Center. Sunday afternoon: Tucson sonic artists Serena Gabriel, Jeff Greinke, and Roach perform intimate sets in the Ambient Lounge at the historic and elegant Hotel Congress’ Century Room. Facebook event page

After Steve Roach’s concert weekend, stay in Tucson for this workshop: Nada Brahma: The Universe is Sound. Exploring Sound and Music for Creative Expression, Healing, and Transformation. September 22 – 25. Facilitated by Linda Kohanov, Steve Roach, & Serena Gabriel

👉 Paulina Fae Shares Her Creative Process in an interview with 15 Questions. “Writing a song is a pulse that takes me beyond the earth realm.”

👉 Erik Wøllo article by Patrick Ogle on The Projekt Website. Dark, Dreamy Guitar Sensibility

👉 Abbey Death was on an video episode of Epic Exploration with Michael Nagy, watch at YouTube! “Special crossover edition of Discoveringbands & Epic Explorations featuring Abbey Death. Exploring Van Slyke Castle Ruins in New Jersey on 6/29/22.”

👉 A YouTube video of Valerie Abbey of Abbey Death covering the English version of “U” from the anime movie Belle, during the opening Millennium Parade scene.

👉 A YouTube Video of Peter Phippen performing an antique shakuhachi full moon improvisation in downtown Eau Claire, WI. near “The Confluence” of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers.

👉 Patrick Ogle’s ;Thanatos is live in October. Solo acoustic. 99% confirmed: Sun Oct 23, Pittsburgh, PA Tues Oct 25, Detroit, MI Wed Oct 26, Chicago IL He’s looking for a show for Monday October 24 (ideally in Ohio); drop Pat a line with any suggestions / promoter’s contacts: thanatos_music@protonmail.com

Alio Die/Dirk Serries: The chapters of the eclipse CD at Projekt

Debaser in Italy writes: In The chapters of the eclipse, almost as if by magic, we find the ethereal and subliminal atmospheres of the first Vidna Obmana, that of epochal records such as Shadowing In Sorrow and Ending Mirage that join the typical soundscapes of Alio Die… A record that should not be missing in the collection of the followers of ambient music.

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Name-Your-Price at Bandcamp Paulina Fae: Glow Peter Phippen / Rahbi Crawford / Ivar Lunde Jr.: Galaxies

Upcoming Projekt Releases August 5 •  Steve Roach: What Remains [CD / Digital]

August 12 • Various Artists: Projekt2022 [CD / Digital]

Jun 26

Two Steve Roach titles back in print, and preOrder the new Ian Boddy disc.

Steve Roach’s This Place To Be and Invisible are back-in-print at mid-line price. Deleted for a few years, these titles are shipping today from the Projekt webstore.

 

Steve Roach: This Place To Be (2019 Reissue CD) $12.00 (Now Shipping!) 

Evoking the stillpoint of now, this 2016 long-form piece was born in the spirit of Invisible, Bloodmoon Rising and other soul tone zones of pure immersion, deep atmospherics and textural healing. After a long run of concerts and the wide range of dynamic releases over the past few years, the return to home gave birth to this place to be.

Originally released in 2016 but out-of-print for years.

Steve Roach: Invisible (2019 Reissue CD) $12.00 (Now Shipping!)

“Invisible is a long-form zone world Steve created while hunkering down in the Timeroom during the last few cold and rain-filled days of 2014. Invisible is an ultra deep primordial dreamscape of shifting mercurial zones. Mist-shrouded amorphous phantasms appear and recede as distant substrata murmurs are felt as much as heard. Just a few days after its creation, it was offered as a gift on New Year’s Eve and many were able to travel deeply into the new year in a collective global soundcurrent experience.” – original description

Originally released in 2015 but out-of-print for years.

Steve Roach Live in Los Angeles, August 30

Ambient Church, Early-bird tickets on sale + advised. The pioneering American synthesist performs work spanning his 40-year career – including Dreamtime Return – in a 132-year-old 1400-capacity church in Pasadena. A long awaited 2-hour journey with a massive force in American space music.

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Ian Boddy: Altair (Live At The Gatherings/Star’s End 2CD)

(Pre-Order, Expected Early July)    $17.00

DiN label boss Ian Boddy has been performing his own brand of ambient electronica since 1979. Over those 40 years he has built up a wealth of experience of what works in a live environment as well as being able to tailor his shows to the particular setting he finds himself in. As well as playing all over the UK and in Germany & The Netherlands he has also crossed the Atlantic several times to play shows in Philadelphia. The main reason for the latter destination is the wonderful community of listeners built up by Chuck van Zyl at The Gatherings series of concerts which provides a dedicated fan base for Boddy’s style of electronic music. Chuck is also the host of the excellent Star’s End Radio show on WXPN in Philadelphia and Boddy has often combined these concert trips with live radio shows for both Star’s End as well as Echoes Radio hosted by John Diliberto.

Thus 2018 ushered in a fresh adventure for Boddy with a new invitation to play at The Gatherings. His past performances have found their way on to releases such as Shrouded (his 2000 show) and React (DiN29) with Robert Rich. Several of his Star’s End live sets have also been released on DiNDDL as download only albums. However the trip in 2018 produced what is in Boddy’s opinion, his best pair of performances to date and so he has decided to release a double live album to showcase this trip.

The first disc documents his Gatherings show on the evening of 20th October in the beautiful St. Mary’s Church in Philadelphia whereas the second disc is his live radio show on Star’s End performed at 2am on the Sunday morning immediately after his Gatherings show.

See the full description here.

 

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