Digital-Only release. Black tape for a blue girl interprets the music of Dead Can Dance and Sonic Youth.
Blacktape’s version of DCD’s “Fortune Presents Gifts Not According To The Book” first appeared on Projekt’s 2005 Summoning of the Muse compilation, but has never appeared as a legal digital download. Their version of Sonic Youth’s “Shadow of a Doubt” was recorded for 2002’s The Scavenger Bride album. The two additional Sonic Youth interpretations which round out this ep were recorded in the summer of 2008, especially for this release. They both feature Elysabeth’s passionate reworking of Kim Gordon’s lyrics and as an extra surprise, “Star Power” is the first released track upon which Sam plays guitar.
Cover Photo by Sophia Valkova, website; model: Roza. EVOL graphic recreation by Sam
1 Fortune Presents Gifts Not According To The Book
Sam Rosenthal – electronics
Athan Maroulis – vocals
Elysabeth Grant – backing vocals
Michael Laird – guitar
Lisa Feuer – flute
Vicki Richards – violin
Recorded 2003, first released on Summoning of the Muse.
2 Shadow of a Doubt
Sam – electronics & piano
Elysabeth – vocals & viola
Michael – percussion
Recorded 2001, first released on The Scavenger Bride.
3 Star Power
4 Secret Girls
Sam – guitar & piano
Elysabeth – vocals
1 by Dead Can Dance © EMI Virgin Music, Inc. O/B/O Beggars Banquet Music, LTD (PRS). 2, 3 & 4 by Sonic Youth ©SONIK TOOTH, administered by ZOMBA SONGS, INC., BMI