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Leaving the vampires, zombies and murder ballads behind, Aurelio Voltaire presents a heart-wrenching collection of songs about love gained and love lost. His 11th studio album (and first for Projekt in a decade) resulted from a tumultuous three-month relationship; in between his hectic touring schedule Voltaire found himself writing heart-wrenching songs brimming with anguish, regret and yearning. With a reputation for macabre, tongue-in-cheek songs, every once in a while someone comes along and breaks his heart, and the result is an album of genre-defying musical storytelling. Often sarcastic, sometimes serious, always uniquely… Voltaire.Aurelio Voltaire is on Tour with Bella Morte
Voltaire has copies of his new baby, Heart-Shaped Wound, for the remaining dates of the tour. We worked things out and had the pressing plant next day copies to Sam in Portland/ 9 more shows with Bella Morte, and then Dragoncon! 8/20- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 8/21- Boise, ID @ Liquid Boise 8/23- San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room 8/24- Los Angeles, CA @ Union 8/25- Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar 8/26- Mesa, AZ @ Club Red 8/27- Albquerque, NM @ Launchpad 8/29- Austin, TX @ Elysium 8/30- New Orleans, LA @ The Goat 8/31-9/4 – Voltaire at Dragoncon, Atlanta, GA 9/8 NEW YORK CITY@ STIMULATE We created a Spotify Playlist with songs from both artists for your enjoyment
Voltaire’s 2002 album Boo Hoo is available for a limited time as a Bandcamp name-your-price download. It’s a fitting companion to Heart-Shaped Wound.
Name-your-price on this Projekt classic
CD at the Projekt webstore | Name-your-price download at Bandcamp.
Over the years Projekt released many stunning albums; but there’s always a rush for the new, and things slip-slip-slip into the past. It’s been seventeen years since we released A Temple in the Clouds, an amazing collaboration between film composer Jeffrey Fayman and (a man needs no introduction, but you know him from King Crimson) Robert Fripp.
This is one of those stunning releases that’s almost forgotten; it doesn’t get many new sales or listens these days. And that’s just a shame, because it’s a great album for fans of the No Pussyfooting-school of Fripp’s creativity. I decided I didn’t want this music sitting around, collecting digital dust. I’d love for you to hear this work! I put the CD on sale and the Bandcamp download is name-your-price for a week. Any donation you chip in when you download is split between Projekt and Fayman & Fripp. Your generosity is most appreciated, and it goes to a good cause (us!)
From 2000: A stunning album of looped Frippertronics and electronics, in the vein of the classic Fripp & Eno No Pussyfooting collaboration.
AmbientVisions: “A Temple in the Clouds is a spiritual and euphoric soundscape… a glorious album of Frippertronics and contemplative sound sculptures. The sheer spirituality of their experiences shines in this ethereal ambience and insightful minimalism. Piercing rays of bright and unfettered emotion overshadow the dark undertones.”
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Last year’s innovative collaborations between Steve Roach and Robert Logan — Biosonic and Second Nature — ventured into new and exciting territory. Robert flew into Tucson from London today and will be resonating in the desert atmosphere at the Timehouse for several days, as the duo carve on a few new projects. More on these soon!
CDs on sale for $10 each or get the 2-pack for $20.
(this weekend only)Projekt Webstore, Top-5 for May
#1 Robert Rich: Live at the Gatherings 2015 (2CD) (Pre Order, Released June 2nd) #2 Chuck van Zyl: Celestial Mechanics (CD) (Pre Order, Released June 2nd) #3 Robert Rich & Markus Reuter: Lift A Feather To The Flood (CD) #4 Erik Wollo: Different Spaces (2-CD) #5 Slowdive: Slowdive (CD)
The 30th anniversary edition of this electronic classic is back in print, reissued on CD in digipak with original artwork. To celebrate, the CD is on sale for just $10 through midnight on Monday January 30th! At Projekt’s Bandcamp page, you can grab the deluxe digital download for name-your-price, through midnight on Monday January 30th. It includes The Early Years rarities tracks.
The Blood on the snow maxi-cd is mastered and now available at Bandcamp. You can stream, or you can download it at name-your-price. If you’re one of the 154 supporters who pledged at Kickstarter, grab your download today. If you haven’t pledged, it would be great if (when you download at Bandcamp) you make a little contribution towards the cost of creating this new music. Or support with just $3 at Kickstarter, you’ll also receive all the updates on the CD’s progress.
Recent Black tape for a blue girl in the projekt webstore: Black Tape For A Blue Girl: LP Tote Bag $20.00 Black Tape For A Blue Girl: These fleeting moments (CD+2LP) $55.00 Black Tape For A Blue Girl: These fleeting moments (CD+2LP+12″) $60.00 Black Tape For A Blue Girl: These fleeting moments (Limited vinyl edition) (2-LP) $38.00
NEW MUSIC FROM black tape for a blue girl
19 copies of the limited edition CD at Kickstarter : Blood on the snow
Orders placed at the Projekt webstore this month include a download card for a copy of Forrest Fang’s Letters To The Farthest Star
Projekt’s Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale is on! Sale ends 11:59 PM; Tuesday November 29th.
We’re giving away a free copy of the 2011 Steve Roach / Erik Wollo collaborative CD, The Road Eternal with every order over $50 (total before shipping). While supplies last!
< Forrest Fang: The Sleepwalker’s Ocean (2-CD)
Listen to two unreleased songs on Forrest’s Soundcloud page.
Forrest talks about the pieces: I’d like to share these two recent pieces with my listeners as a thank you. The first piece, “Chimera,” is an outtake from my recordings for the Projekt release, The Sleepwalker’s Ocean. I left it off the album only because it didn’t seem to fit anywhere. The piece has elements that were composed at different times and were blended together much later. The second piece, “Arrow,” is a short experimental piece I recorded recently just for fun. It incorporates two instruments that date back to my childhood: a drum with a cardboard frame that my father helped me make in Indian Guides and a pair of maracas given to my family by a visiting exchange student. I’ve included a picture of them.
The Sleepwalker’s Ocean is a hypnotic deep-ambient exploration through the fantastical, elusive realm of the subconscious. Disc 2 is a first for Fang: a 54-minute electronic landscape that explores an interior world of elusive and impressionistic thoughts and images. Embracing the American minimalists and ambient soundscape artists, Fang blends electronics with acoustic instruments within a framework influenced by traditional Asian music.
Limited edition of 300
A review from Eurock.com Forrest Fang – The Sleepwalkers Ocean Forrest Fang is one of my 35-year long musical heroes. As a student at university, in 1980 he brought me a copy of his very first album composing experiment, Music from the Blackboard Jungle. Since then he has had a career outside the music industry while continuing to peruse his musical dreams releasing a total of 13 albums to date.
His brand new double album is entitled The Sleepwalker’s Ocean, a masterpiece of sonic architecture that combines the deep ebb and flow of electronic earth tones with swirling jet stream sound currents and free-floating celestial melodies. Forest creates intricate sonic textures and timbers using synth/ keyboards & guitar intertwined with exotica – Mandolin/ Marxolin/Saron/Lavta & Cántaro.
The album’s extended five-part title track and the whole of disc two entitled “An Alternate Ocean (The Salton Sea)” contain music that transcends any genre while transporting you to another time and place.
Fifteen years post-millennium we are plunging headlong into the era of diminishing returns. Music production is fast becoming simply a ghost in the machine. You can still buy CDs, but have to pay again to play and promote it on radio. The digital domain has destroyed the spirit of humanity in producing music while filling the coffers of the Tech gods.
The few sacred stores still surviving recycle old musical artifacts and detritus from the present. Fortunately, artists like Forrest Fang have continued their path for decades defying the continuing shift of the zeitgeist making music for art’s sake, stimulating the senses and fortifying the soul. “If music be the food of love, then play on.”
January webstore top-5 Forrest Fang: The Sleepwalker’s Ocean (2-CD) Steve Roach: Emotions Revealed (CD) Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook: Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 1-4 (5CD Box) (Pre-Order, Mid-Feb) Steve Roach: Vortex 2-Pack Forrest Fang: Phantoms (CD) – 70% Off
Forrest Fang’s The Sleepwalker’s Ocean (2-CD) is the #1 seller (of the past 30 days) in the Projekt webstore. This very cool hypnotic deep-ambient exploration CD is limited to 300 physical copies. It’s also available for download at Bandcamp.
kjb wrote “OK, I took the bait. The list of instruments on The Sleepwalker’s Ocean ranged from typical to Mediterranean-like names, but I had to look up what a Marxolin is. Great thing about Projekt music is all the literary references and oddities contained therein.”
I asked Forrest to tell us more about the Marxolin:
The Marxolin is anan instrument which appears occasionally on my albums, including my latest one, “The Sleepwalker’s Ocean.” The Marxolin was a zither-like folk instrument created in the early 20th Century by inventor Henry Marx, and was manufactured through his company, The Marxochime Colony, in Troy, Michigan. The instrument was marketed to farmers by travelling salesmen who trumpeted its ease of use, but I find it hard to imagine that anyone had an easy time playing them. Ideally, the chords are to be played with little hammers while a bow plays the melody on individual strings. Not easy to do, as I have found. I’ve always had a weakness for unusual musical instruments, beginning with a plastic hose from a vacuum cleaner I had while in college. I picked up my Marxolin when an online retailer was liquidating the few instruments remaining in the Marxochime warehouse. Above is a picture of it on my living room floor. Mine was probably a late model. You can hear me play the hammers from the Marxolin on “Gone To Ground” from the new album. Thanks for your interest.
The Sleepwalker’s Ocean is a hypnotic deep-ambient exploration through the fantastical, elusive realm of the subconscious. Disc 2 is a first for Fang: a 54-minute electronic landscape that explores an interior world of elusive and impressionistic thoughts and images. Embracing the American minimalists and ambient soundscape artists, Fang blends electronics with acoustic instruments within a framework influenced by traditional Asian music. Purchase a copy today.
The following was part of the post the weekend of January 8th. The promotion has ended. Thanks to the 600 people who downloaded.
One of the fun things about running Projekt Records is introducing people to great music; hearing is believing! With that in mind, through Sunday evening I’ve made Forrest’s 2000 release, Gongland, a name-your-price download. Gongland was his first CD on Projekt (though he released 7 albums before it); you should hear it.
Download this weekend at Bandcamp.
“On Gongland, Fang produces soundscapes suffused with peace and a sense of floating and drifting beauty that are wondrous to explore.” – Alternate Music Press (Ben Kettlewell)
Download Gongland for $7 at Bandcamp.
We’ve gotten an enthusiastic response to our free downloads. It’s a chance to check out a Projekt album from the catalog that you might not have heard — or one you have on CD that you’re too busy to rip in. Either way! Here’s another great album for you.
Grab your copy, tell friends, spread the word on Facebook and Twitter…
Through Sunday evening (Nov 15), download Lovesliescrushing‘s Voirshn for free on Bandcamp If you want to leave a little donation, that’s cool, but not required.
And if you like Physical Objects, you can buy the CD for $10 at the Projekt webstore.
2002’s Voirshn is a synthesis of processed ambient gloss and lo-fi grit, creating a digital-analog hybrid that Scott terms ‘glitch-bliss’. Songs were compiled from a palette of sonorities extrapolated from a collection of voice and guitars, warped into rumbling subsonics, staticblast hiss, hazy chord clusters, extended infinite tone loops, melody spirals, avian-like whistles, glistening overtones, voices cut-up into splintered fragments, thoughtforms suspended over warm tonesheets like a ghost cloud, indistinct and luminous.
All Music Guide: Nearly ten years on from the spectacular Bloweyelashwish debut, Cortez and singer Melissa Arpin-Henry show once more that the particular magic of the duo is ever present. Cortez has more technical toys to play with this time out, but the basic principle of four-track bedroom recordings translated into stunning post-shoegaze remains. If there’s a bit less of a rough edge on many of the songs, it’s only because Cortez has gotten ever more detailed with the sound.