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Jul 03

What does Projekt got cooking for the 4th?

Sam writes: The last few months (years) have been absolutely swamped here at Projekt. I love hearing new music and love releasing it so I can introduce it to you. I recently remembered that I was thinking the same thing back in middle school when I started making my fanzine: “I like this, I want people to hear this!” I guess things really don’t change? There’s so much cool music out there, so many interesting new artists we’re releasing, and also so many great artists I’ve been working with ten or twenty or more years… I love hearin’ all their fabulous music!

Today I’m bringing you a quick linky-list of recent Projekt titles to enjoy. Much of it is free / name-your-price. We’re nice like that. Shea and I both wish you a restful 4th of July (if you’re here in the States) and hopefully your pets won’t be too frightened by all the unauthorized booming!

Here’s an Instagram of my new kitties, Charlie & Rudy

From Dan Rather’s Substack. Bruce Springsteen said on tour in 1984: “(In the USA) in the beginning, the idea was we all live here a little bit like a family where the strong can help the weak ones, the rich can help the poor ones … everybody was going to have an opportunity and a chance to live a life with some decency and some dignity.”

Steve Roach: Dreamtime Return (High Definition Remaster) (2LP preOrder)

We are taking preOrders for the September 6 release at Bandcamp,, Projekt Europe, & Projekt U.K. 140gram 2LP vinyl Color-in-Color (Bone in Transparent Blue No 13). Gatefold jacket with photos, liner notes, and credits. Limited Projekt first edition of 1000. Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space Radio: Musically Dreamtime Return richly deserves its classic status, but Roach also deserves credit for leading electronic musicians out of their sheltered studios and into an active relationship with the landscape, the wider world, and deep cultural history. The whole genre is stronger and more relevant for his example. SoulWhirlingSomewhere: Live at ProjektFest’96

Name-Your-Price at Bandcamp, Streaming at Spotify, YouTube, etc Recorded live 28 years ago! Known for intensely romantic ethereal songs combining lush keyboards, sparse guitar, and warm, introspective vocals, Michael stripped his music to its acoustic essence, laying bare heartfelt tales of longing and loss. Luis Marques fan review at Bandcamp: My god, Michael has such a beautiful voice, so ethereal and evocative. I already knew that from the albums, but listening to his voice live without filters or mixing or anything I’ve come to the conclusion that his voice is even better because at that age, maybe 21 or 22 years old, singing and playing at the same time and reproducing the albums songs without the electronics and atmospheres of the albums its not an easy task. Thanks Michael and Sam for releasing this live performance of SWS. Gustavo Denouard: Mysterious Wind

Name-Your-Price at Bandcamp, Streaming at Spotify, YouTube, etc Buenos Aires-based Gustavo joins Projekt with luminous, relaxing and contemplative atmospheres that float upon minimalist and hypnotic ambient drones. Russell Turner fan review at Bandcamp: I just got this album last night, listened to most of it already. What can I say? Well to be honest it has been an excellent listen so far, an album that immerses you in its depth and quality, so much that you can get lost in this album… but in a good way. Anybody correct me if I’m wrong, but my first impression of this album was that it reminded me of a great album by John Foxx called Cathedral Oceans. Mysterious Wind just took me to that same place in my mind. Loved it. black tape for a blue girl: As one aflame laid bare by desire (2024 remaster)

I’m crowdfunding a beautiful 2LP, CD, MD at Kickstarter. The album is streaming at Bandcamp; join me there for the July 13 Listening Party. Aflame is emotional ethereal / gothic / ambient music with poignant, striking lyrical insight. The 1999 album features the sultry vocals of Julianna Towns, the passionate voice of Oscar Herrera, dramatic violins from Vicki Richards, cover star Lisa Feuer’s heartfelt flute, and my drifting electronics, neoclassical compositions and soul-searching lyrics. We’re 62% of the way to the goal with 118 backers so far. Join them if you can! This lovely edition will exist through the generosity of listeners like you. Kickstarter is all or nothing. We need to reach the goal to succeed and fund this release. Pietro Zollo: Fragmented Patterns

Name-Your-Price at Bandcamp, Streaming at Spotify, YouTube, etc Italian sound artist Pietro’s second Projekt release contains eight tracks crafted from minimal patterns and fragments of melody. The beautiful and melancholic minimalist ambience envelops and engages, creating an environment for deep introspection. d york fan review at Bandcamp: Pietro continues to plumb the depths of luminous darkness, introspection and beauty. This is a wonderful album to accompany your journey inward. Top notch. mario1984 fan review at Bandcamp: This album is a spiritual experience. It gently leads us back to our true nature; a place when the “I” is absent and there is no inner conflict, only a deep understanding that goes beyond the intellect. Thanks Pietro, and thanks Projekt Records.

Steve Roach on Tour

Chicago, IL — Fri. Aug 9, 2024 • Epiphany Center for the Arts | Ticketing Brooklyn, NY — Sat. Sep 21, 2024 • St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church | Ticketing Denver, CO — Sat. Oct 12, 2024 • Central Presbyterian Church | Ticketing Joshua Tree, CA — Sat. Oct 26, 2024 • Institute of Mentalphysics aka Joshua Tree Retreat Center | Ticketing

Projekt Artist’s Music Videos at YouTube

Oct 05

👻 the ProjektList ♬ October 5 2023 ♬ 👻

Steve Roach with Tangerine Dream. Steve performed with TD during the "Sessions" encore collaboration portion of their show in Tucson, and then again the next night in San Diego, where the set ran for nearly an hour. Many videos at YouTube including nearly the full show at SD's The Magnolia.

Electronic artists Robert Rich and Steve Roach talk about their experience playing with Tangerine Dream on the western swing of their North American tour. It's a wide-ranging conversation with John Diliberto that streams on the Echoes Podcast (on this webpage). Steve & Robert peform together in Tucson at Steve's Ambient Lounge on Tuesday December 5.

VEiiLA #1 at Echoes Radio in September. Thanks to Echoes for all the VEiiLA airplay this month. This downtempo dreampop duo is making waves! Grab their Name-Your-Price debut at Projekt's Bandcamp (+ $11.99 CD). "I Had a Dream" was Sounds and Shadows' Song of the Day September 29th. "Do You Hear Me" was heard on DJ AsuraSunil's Sunday Seven mixshow, podcast here.

DELREI has a lengthy review in Italian in, one of Italy's most important underground webzines. Alias Magazine (a supplement of Il Manifesto, an Italian political newspaper) writes: "Lying somewhere between western melodies, blues, Tex-Mex in its various forms and a series of decidedly apt psychedelic lashings, this record of eleven tracks by Alessandro Mercanzin, aka DELREI, is a great surprise. In some passages it's like listening to the most inspired moments of the fascinating Spindrift release from a few years ago. The instrumental character of DELREI's work lends charisma to the whole." Desolation and Radiation is Name-Your-Price at Bandcamp.

The Vou says (in "Mastering The Goth Style And Its 24 Trendiest Substyles") that Black Tape For A Blue Girl is Fairy Goth Style,

I Die You Die has a wonderful review of Unto Ashes' Orchids Grew Here "There’s certainly something funereal about the icy synths and refrain of 'our lovely garden is dying' on 'Orchids Fade,' but as Laird, Bret Helm, and Ericah Hagle all intone the titular phrase, there’s almost a sense of morbid or botanical fascination with the procession of the inevitable. Often combining a wounded frailty with an intimacy which can at times be overwhelming.”

Stars End and Expose have great reviews of Forrest Fang's latest. Stars End's Chuck van Zyl: "Throughout the moody flow of flaring, fading textures and interplanetary ambiance, notes and tones progress in slow motion flight along quietly curving contours – such a subliminal, minimal response to the unknown wants of the cosmos." The Oort Cloud Meditations is Name-Your-Price at Bandcamp.

A Spotify Playlist intro to the music of TheAdelaidean.

Tome to the Weather Machine explores “These Days Fail to Bring Me Near” from Aarktica’s latest. “I love this era of Aarktica’s music. The recently remastered / rediscovered track is brought into the light one more time highlighting the delicate interplay between Jon DeRosa’s arcing, shoegaze influenced guitars, acoustic melody and soothing voice.” Morning One (2023 remaster) is Name-Your-Price at Bandcamp.

♬ Aarktica's "Slept Through Christmas" added to the popular Ambient Soundscapes playlist at Spotify. "These Days Fail to Bring Me Near" played on The Shoegaze Collective on DKFM.

♬ Nine days to go on the Kickstarter for Paulina Fae's Halloween Dreams Playing Cards, a fully-illustrated deck of playing cards for the Halloween enthusiast.

♬ At Bandcamp, Colors vol. 2 is a new release from Lorenzo Montanà.

Projekt New Release This Week:

Erik Wøllo Cloud of Strings • Name-Your-Price at Bandcamp. At all streaming sites tomorrow, Friday, including Spotify, YouTube and AppleMusic. After albums primarily created with electronic instruments, Cloud of Strings is a sparkling change of pace. Wøllo masterfully manipulates the acoustic guitar with elevated clouds of dulcet layered sound. It is musical spellwork driven by clear and resonant acoustic melody.

Sep 27

Projekt Top-5, new in store, new videos, upcoming concerts

Projekt Webstore Top-5 Physical Sales (30 days) #1 Forrest Fang: The Oort Cloud Meditations #2 Chuck van Zyl: Passages #3 Unto Ashes: Orchids Grew Here #4 Coil: Love's Secret Domain WAREHOUSE VINYL SALE #5 VEiiLA: Sentimental Craving for Beauty

Projekt Top-5 Downloads at Bandcamp (30 days) #1 Forrest Fang: The Oort Cloud Meditations #2 VEiiLA: Sentimental Craving For Beauty #3 Aarktica: Morning One (2023 remaster) #4 Unto Ashes: Orchids Grew Here #5 Solitaire: Plains And Skies (1992)


New Titles In The Shop Chuck van Zyl: Gwynedd (Limited Edition CDR) Erik Wollo: Traces (LP) Jeff Greinke: Big Weather (LP) Rapoon: Fallen Gods (LP)

New Videos from Projekt artists VEiiLA: I had a dream video at YouTube

Forrest Fang: Diaphanes (excerpt) video at YouTube


Upcoming Concerts Friday September 29, Cadott, WI Peter Phippen and Victoria Shoemaker Autumn Equinox in The Magical Woods details

Saturday September 30, Rhinelander, WI Peter Phippen and Victoria Shoemaker Pre-Haunted Rhinelander Tour Opening details.

Saturday September 30, Athens, GA Aurelio Voltaire at The Labe at Ciné! Ticketing

Tuesday October 3, Tucson AZ Linda Kohanov, Dean De Benedictis (Surface 10) at Steve Roach's Ambient Lounge. Ticketing

Saturday October 7, Hamtramck, MI Aurelio Voltaire at Smalls Bar! Ticketing

Saturday November 4, Tucson, AZ: Steve Roach The 34th All Souls Procession weekend, Steve headlines. Facebook

Tuesday December 5, Tucson, AZ: Steve Roach and Robert Rich Together and solo at Steve Roach's Ambient Lounge. Ticketing


Joe is cleaning the warehouse shelves, gathering all the onesie and twosie items and putting them on clearance. Gotta make room in the storeroom! Visit our Giant Vinyl Warehouse Sale and our equally giant CD (and everything else) Warehouse Sale. Lottsa treasure in there! 

Aug 26

Projekt welcomes VEiiLA

Hi, Sam from Projekt here. I have a captivating new signee to welcome to the label, VEiiLA! This Russian-by-way-of-Armenia duo creates an alluring blend of downtempo and dreampop infused with late-night sensuality. Today we bring you the digital single “Can’t Forgive Myself” b/w “Another Day” on their Bandcamp page. Watch VEiiLA perform both songs live at The Boo Cafe (Vanadzor, Armenia) on on YouTube. This single advances their Sentimental Craving For Beauty album — available September 8 on digital and as a limited edition (of 500) CD. The album will be Echoes Radio’s September CD of the Month, but that’s a story for another day. Today, I invite you to stream or download VEiiLA’s single at Bandcamp. It streaming at Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, etc.

Some comments from Facebook:

LisaMary Wichowski-Hill: Like the sound of the two released a lot. Very faithful to the traditions of the genre while still sounding fresh. Will certainly be adding it when full digi hits

Carlos Sobral: Congratulations for adding this duo to Projekt’s fantastic catalogue. I can’t wait to hear the album.

Mått Røwe: HELLUVA signing!!!! I love them!

Eric Benjamin: Sam, great band. Wow. First listen and I’m seduced.

Jul 14

🌴🌺 the ProjektList ♬ July 13 2023 🚧⛱

Nova Kitty is sitting between my arms as I compile today’s eList. It’s the morning of the eve of my much-needed 4-week vacation. 4 weeks in which I stop working at Projekt so I can begin working on the Kickstarter for my Terrace of Memories collaboration with vidnaObmana, and I’ll get around to other oft-neglected Black Tape For A Blue Girl tasks. Before I go, I wanted to catch you up on Projekt activity. Shea and I have been quite busy (me in Portland / Shea in Los Angeles); there’s been a bunch of interest in our recent releases, and we’ve been setting up new releases out into the fall. In case you missed the announcement earlier this week, Projekt will launch all of our 2023 releases at Bandcamp as Name-Your-Price. It’s going to be a lot of amazing music! I can’t wait to tell you about it when I get back in August. For today…. here’s some cool press on our cool recent releases… Stay Cool, Sam (and Nova)

🐚 Attrition have UK, Belgium, Germany & Italy shows soon, Details. 🐚 Forrest Fang’s unreleased track, “Busywork,” appeared this month on a 4-CD international compilation of electronic music, Touched By Music 2, supporting the UK charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. The box set, also available in digital form, is available through Touched Music’s Bandcamp 🐚 The world premiere of multidisciplinary work BÁRBAROS at the Adelaide Festival Centre, of which Sean Williams (theadelaidean) was co-creator and lead composer, was both well-attended and -reviewed. Critics praised the music as “absorbing” (Adelaide Advertiser), “relentless” (Stage Whispers), “ominous” (InReview), and a “psychological king hit” (Barefoot Review). Stream an excerpt from theadelaidean’s score here. 🐚 Steve Roach’s “Structures from Silence” was added to Spotify’s Ambient X Takeover playlist which is taken over by Italian electronic artist Caterina Barbieri. 🐚 “Honoring Projekt Records’ Darkwave Dynasty with Goldmine.” Alternative Press wrote an article about Goldmine writing about Projekt.

A bunch of Press about DELREI’s Desolation and Radiation It’s name-Your Price at Bandcamp. 🎸 Italy’s Radiocoop writes: Instrumental album, with enveloping and evocative melodies that draw from the Italian Spaghetti Western cinematography of the Sixties, with Morricone in the lead as an inspiring beacon. Alongside, the languid tex mex atmospheres of Chris Isaak but also Calexico or the “Paris, Texas” model Ry Cooder. The sounds are refined and researched and always strictly pertinent to the artistic world of reference. Optimal. 🎸 Journey Into The Melancholic Abyss: Discover Delrei’s Haunting Post-Nuclear Soundscapes at Evol Radio. 🎸 A review from Belgium’s Luminous Dash, excerpt: In short, Desolation and Radiation is an absolute winner and a must for anyone who likes it a bit darker. DELREI may have written and played the surprise of the year. 🎸 Album release announcement by Marc Urselli at Chain DLK. 🎸 Album release announcement at MK Ultra Magazine 🎸 The song “Get Lost Blues” is in radio rotation at Italy’s Antenna Web. 🎸 Delrei Drives Down a Lost Highway in the Video for the Gothic Cowboy Tune “Get Lost Blues” at Post-Punk.

🐚Aarktica added to many Spotify playlists. Here are highlights: “Gymnopedie No. 1” on Ambient Soundscapes, “Arcturan Transmission” on Slow Music Movement’s Slow Psyche, “Elegaic” on Nordic Atmospheres, “Golden Hour at Pyramid House” on Pure Ambient and Zen Chill and Ambient Daily. While Last Day Leaf writes about the recent Paeans album, “As you delve into this epic and melancholic composition, reminiscent of Labradford’s magnetic album Mi Media Naranja (Kranky, 1997), prepare for a profound and introspective musical journey.”

Frederick Key Smith, Ph.D., Musicologist, writes: I’ve been a fan of Jeff Greinke’s music for several decades now and am always excited when he releases a new album – not to hear more of what he’s been doing, but to hear what direction his music is now going. I say this because every single one of his albums is different, each in its own unique style. Such is certainly the case with A Thousand Year Flood, which I feel safe saying is the most meditative, reflective, and introspective of his over two dozen albums. It is rather minimalistic, featuring slowly-drifting piano melodies accompanied by strings and ambient electroacoustic treatments. At times the strings provide harmonic support, while at other times sedate screeches in the violins mix with droning cellos to create a haunting, lonely, almost dreamlike atmosphere. The occasional inclusion of deep clarinet embellishments on some tracks adds additional texture to an already rich and dark tapestry. But as words are rarely enough to describe an album, it’s often safe to turn to its cover art. Such is certainly the case here, where the grey monochromatic photograph of a rough lonely road heading into a forbiddingly dark storm describes perfectly the music’s mood – we’re not in the storm yet, but it is approaching. Or, rather, we are approaching it. CD also available from Amazon, if you want to pop it into your prime order.

I did a joint interview with Patrick Ogle and host Matt Muchowsk on Lumpen Radio. Listen to the full episode on Mixcloud. Pat was Projekt’s promo director in the classic 1995-1999 era; it was fun to hear his memories of Projekt, the artists, and what-ever-all-else we talked about.

Jul 12

Would you like a lot more free music? 💰

Here’s exciting news: Shea and I decided that all 2023 Projekt releases will launch as Name-Your-Price downloads at Projekt’s Bandcamp! Crazy! Unheard of! How can you do this?!?! While crunching the sales data on our 2023 releases to date, I discovered that through the generosity of donations from loyal fans (that’s you!) our Name-Your-Price releases do more business (income and downloads) then when I assign a price.

I know! It’s counterintuitive. We’re in the upside down. This is music business 2023!

Friday July 14 is Bastille Day, celebrating a major event in the French Revolution when a bunch of music fans stormed and seized control of the medieval armoury and overthrew the carts of capitalism (maybe I have some of my facts wrong? 🤔). We hope you will join us in celebrating our revolution by exploring the lovely new releases Projekt offers and chip in a little something when you can. Projekt splits your donation 50/50 with the artist; it actually adds up to money! How? ’cause you’re good people, and you support art!

Like you, we feel the lingering upward creep of prices — musical gear expenses and personal expenses — so we understand that not everyone can chip in when they download our music. That’s ok… it does all seem to work out in the end. Do what you can!

Here’s our pièce de résistance for the week: Round Trip was the 2nd cassette released on Projekt (1984) and my first solo album. It’s digitally remastered and Name-Your-Price right now on Bandcamp. On the 14th it will stream at Spotify, Apple Music and everywhere else. Watch this video I recently edited (using stock footage + some of my own shoots) for the synthwave track “Looking Glass.”

We can’t thank you enough for your support!

😘 Sam (and Shea)

Current Name-Your-Price titles:

Sam Rosenthal: Round Trip (1984) • Bandcamp Genres: Minimal Wave, Electronic, Synthwave, Vaporwave. Influenced by John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream soundtracks, Soft Cell minimal synth, and sweeping romantic Jean-Michel Jarre electronics, Round Trip is future Black Tape For A Blue Girl founder Sam Rosenthal’s first foray into electronic music. DELREI: Desolation and Radiation • Bandcamp writes: “Bathed in mysterious, electric guitar twangs and spectral tunes dusted with age, DELREI conducts a Spaghetti Western symphony of the post-apocalyptic West. We hear echoes of the iconic compositions of Ennio Morricone, the brooding rock ‘n’ roll vibe of Chris Isaak, the atmospheric melodies of Angelo Badalamenti, the eerie dreamworld of David Lynch (particularly Wild At Heart and Lost Highway,) and the expressive guitar strings of James Wilsey.” Area: Radio Caroline (2023 remaster) • Bandcamp The Chicago Reader’s GOSSIP WOLF column writes: “In the late 1980s, Urbana-Champaign trio Area crafted glistening goth-tinged pop; in retrospect, the work of vocalist Lynn Canfield and multi-instrumentalists Henry Frayne and Steve Jones seems like an obvious precursor to contemporary dream pop and shoegaze. Thanks to a recent placement of the album’s track ‘Head Above Water’ on the Hulu show Cruel Summer, plenty of new fans should be finding their way to Area soon!” Nova Cat Purring Sounds: StellarPurr • Bandcamp Genres: Meditation, relaxation, ASMR, healing, new age. Goldmine writes: “On their second collaboration, Nova Cat and Black Tape For A Blue Girl’s Sam Rosenthal take the purrs to deep space… a symphony for contented kitty and darkly cinematic deep space drifting, through which Nova Cat might be the engines that take you where you’re going. Or might be whatever is waiting when you get there.”

Jun 30

Projekt 20%-Off Sale

Fine Print:

1 Sale applies to everything in Projekt’s Bandcamp PHYSICAL ITEMS tab except the first two items:

2 Sale does not include these recent releases: Jeff Greinke A THOUSAND YEAR FLOOD and Steve Roach MYSTIC CHORDS & SACRED SPACES 4CD edition

3 Use code “ julysale “ during checkout

4 Last I heard, discount codes still don’t work on the mobile app; you need to use the web browser to redeem codes. That’s something Bandcamp really needs to fix 😊. Let us know in the comments here if the code worked for you at mobile.

5 Sale ends at Noon (West Coast USA Time Zone) Wednesday July 5, 2023.

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.” says: “A very nice slice of North American Darkwave.” ♬ Arin Aksberg’s It Flows Between Us reviewed at “(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

Apr 10

the ProjektList ♬ April 10 2023

From Projekt’s Sam Rosenthal.   

Jeff Greinke: A Thousand Year Flood

#1 selling CD the past 30 days at Projekt. Name-your-price download & CD at Bandcamp. CD at the Projekt European webstore.

Dave Aftandilian writes at Bandcamp: I have been transfixed by Jeff Greinke’s moody gray-sky keyboards for decades, so it’s a real treat to hear him return to Projekt. In his music I feel the ebb and flow of deep emotions drifting just beneath the surface like briny ocean waves surging in one’s heart. Heather Bentley’s lovely cello adds warmth and texture: sunlight bathing the surface of these deep waters. Chamber music ambience for melancholy wide-eyed explorers of inner and outer weather.

Chuck van Zyl writes at Star’s End: This Ambient Music builds and shapes, breathes and sighs, blooms and sleeps, then detours into unexpected zones, tones, textures and states – leaving behind nothing more than a mysterious human trace… rom the vaporous, melodious piano, synths and strings, to the sonic shapes at the edge of perception, it reduces geometries while transforming the phenomenon of sound into another, finer reality.

Peter Phippen: Ghosts

Download at Bandcamp.

Peter Thelan writes at Exposé: The sounds of his solo flute improvisations are at once mysterious, graceful, refined, and captivating, the sound surrounding the listener like a warm blanket on a cold starlit night from the top of a precipice, the waves of shimmering sonic beauty wafting across the sky.

Interview with Peter at Volume One. “These antique flutes have been around a long time, and they were owned by many people before me,” he explained. “I believe each one has its own spirit like each human being has its own personality.”

Peter Phippen live this weekend, collaborating with Victoria Shoemaker: Horizon Flute School Summit, April 14 – 16 in Hiawatha, Iowa. Details at Peter’s website.

♬ Steve Roach’s Rest of Life is release of the month at Musique Machine. “… find (yourself) immersed in a kind of time that is both present and eternal, where you are both fully cognizant and yet totally freed from any specific object of contemplation.”

♬ Voltaire live in Portland & Seattle this weekend. Friday April 14 @ The Coffin Club, Portland, OR. Saturday April 15 @ El Corazon, Seattle WA. All Ages show.

♬ Lorenzo Montanà contributes a track to Silent Records’ digital compilation, 80 Years of Sunshine, release date is this Friday, April 14.

♬ Sean Williams (composing as “theadelaidean”) invites listeners into ambient spaces inspired by his voyage to Casey research station as the 2017 Australian Antarctic Divisions’ Arts Fellow. Thursday 22 June 2023 at Flinders University Museum of Art. His tenth album for Projekt Records, Hyperaurea: Echoes of Antarctica reflects on his experiences during the fellowship and, fittingly, is as vast and mysterious as the continent that inspired it, running for just under four hours. This presentation includes the album in its entirety, with a visual response created by Shane Bevin that references in part the diaries of Professor John Long, transforming the FUMA gallery into a celebration of Midwinter’s Day that the audience can enter and leave at will.

Steve Roach Live in Los Angeles

Steve Roach returns for his first Los Angeles show in 4 years. Following his filled-to-capacity 2019 Pasadena cathedral event, on June 3rd Roach takes us on a sound journey at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles in the Westlake neighborhood. The Reflections Concert event sees the church come alive with two hours of truly sublime, otherworldly music, accompanied by immersive, architecturally-mapped light projections.

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles 540 S Commonwealth Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020 7PM Doors / 8PM Performance Event & ticketing

Webstore Top-5 • past 30 days

#1 Jeff Greinke: A Thousand Year Flood #2 Chuck van Zyl: Live On Star’s End 2021-2022 (3CD) #3 Cosmic Ground: Entropy #4 Cosmic Ground: Soil 3 #5 Steve Roach: Rest of Life (2CD)

Two new videos on Projekt’s YouTube playlist:

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Mar 23

the ProjektList 💌 Steve Roach Live, Erik Wøllo video, & more great music (3-23-23)

From Projekt’s Sam Rosenthal.

A lot of excitement over at Projekt around Steve Roach’s recent 2CD release, Rest of Life. It’s been getting phenomenal feedback from fans, selling like hotcakes, and was selected as Echoes Radio‘s March CD of the Month. John Diliberto (of Echoes) posted his interview with Steve & Linda as a podcast he writes: “In 1984 Steve Roach released what remains one of his two best known recordings, Structures from Silence. Now, nearly 40 years later he returns to that sound on the album, Rest of Life. It’s a double CD of mostly quiet and deep ruminations. There’s no digeridoos or modular synthesizers, but there is the electric violin of his wife, Linda Kohanov. From their home in the Arizona desert, they talk about revisiting the spirit of Structures, and horses.”

Steve Roach Live in Los Angeles

Steve Roach returns for his first Los Angeles show in 4 years. Following his filled-to-capacity 2019 Pasadena cathedral event, on June 3rd Roach takes us on a sound journey at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles in the Westlake neighborhood. The Reflections Concert event sees the church come alive with two hours of truly sublime, otherworldly music, accompanied by immersive, architecturally-mapped light projections.

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles 540 S Commonwealth Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020 7PM Doors / 8PM Performance Event & ticketing

Steve Roach Live in Tucson @ Ambient Lounge

The next Ambient Lounge on April 4 features sets by electric-ambient violist Linda Kohanov, atmospheric electro acoustic artist Chris Meyer and artist-in-residence Steve Roach. This night in the monthly series in the elegant Century Room at the historic Congress Hotel in downtown Tucson is going to be a dynamic experience within the deep end of all things immersive. Linda will be expanding her recent contributions to the album Rest of Life, while Steve continues to use the lounge to expand and develop new as well as established pieces for the live experience. Tickets here, and at the door if any are left.

     Could you do us a favor?      I figure you probably picked up Rest of Life direct from Steve, or from Projekt’s website, however over at Amazon the release looks very lonely without a single fan review. Could you write something? It doesn’t need to be journalism, just a reflection of your feelings on the album. The words of other fans helps prospective buyers get a feeling for the release and perhaps purchase with their Prime account. Thanks so much for this.

💌 This is your last call for a name-your-price download on It Flows Between Us, by Arin Aksberg. Genres: Neo-Classical, Post-Rock, Ambient, Minimalism. Lisamary Wichowski writes on Bandcamp: A great deal of depth and maturity here. Complex and emotionally (but not musically) raw at times, lovely throughout. I look forward to more.”

💌 I (Sam) edited a lovely & romantic visual representation of Erik’s stellar new single, “Le Paysage.” Watch at YouTube.

💌 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.

💌 theAdelaidean (with his writing hat on) has a new season of The Word Docs beginning right now. This podcast, produced and edited by him with co-presenters Amy and Alex, explores the publishing industry through multiple lenses, and is a lot of fun! First episode here.

💌 “Diva” from Alan Elettronico’s 2021 Projekt album Electric Mind laid over a scene from Wednesday. Watch at Facebook or Instagram. Alan writes, “The song was heavily influenced by Crystal Castles, one of my favourite bands for the use of synthetized speech in music.”

💌 Cherry Stars Collide – Dream Pop, Shoegaze & Ethereal Rock 1986-1995. This is a really stellar 4CD Compilation for England’s Cherry Red Records. Release date is March 31. It includes tracks from four Projekt releases. Disk 1, track 3, Area’s “With Louise.” Disc 3, track 3, Lycia’s “Ionia.” Disc 3, track 14, Love Spirals Downwards’ “Stir About The Stars” (name on cover, as well.) Disc 4, Track 16, This Ascension’s “August Rain.”<

💌 Episode 26 of French radio show Solénopole includes tracks from Steve Roach and Erik Wøllo. Their website links to the many places you can stream the show, including Mixcloud.