2023: The band is Kickstarting a new mix of mesmerized by the sirens. Formats — CD, MiniDisc & two vinyl LP color configurations.
- jamais pars
- a teardrop left behind
- dark skinned and inviting
- lie broken, bleeding
- hairline sunlight
- with a million tears
- the sawdust scatter
- beneath the planks
- scream, my shallow
- seireenien lumoama
A new mix of Black Tape For A Blue Girl’s 1987 2nd album, mesmerized by the sirens.
Visit Kickstarter to help fund the rerelease in three formats: 140-gram color vinyl (2 color variations to chose from), CD, and MiniDisc.
fan comment: “The 2023 Mix is truly amazing, almost as if we’d been listening from a distance for years without knowing. The music shines with so much more depth. I can’t wait for the CD!”
🔥Flowing on its haunting thread . . . ethereal music enveloped in a lush dreamscape atmosphere. In the summer of 1987, Sam Rosenthal and vocalist Oscar Herrera are joined by Sue-Kenny’s lovely British vocals for the most mysterious of our releases. 🔥
Sam writes: More than a reissue, it’s a restoration! I remixed the album from scratch! After 36 years, mesmerized finally matches the way it has always played in my head — rich, detailed and distinct. Everything is more present, and the lovely vocals engulf you in their power and beauty.
How did I do it? First, the original 8-track analog multitrack 1/2-inch tapes were baked and digitized, then over the Xmas ’22 break I attentively remixed each song. Martin Bowes of Attrition mastered the mixes for an amazing stellar sound. I was 21 when this album was recorded. The instruments and vocals sounded great when I working in the studio, however my engineering/mixing skills weren’t great. I sorta fumbled it at the 5-yard-line 👻. Remixing the tracks, I stayed loyal to the spirit of the original; I’m not altering the performances or the flow. But with eq and much more advanced computer mixing possibilities (and 37 years of experience) I was able to restore the album to as good as it could have been back in the day. The 2023 STEREO MIX returns sumptuousness to mesmerized; it’s the same album yet so different from what you remember — discover what has been hidden all these years.
Backing the campaign is like preordering and a lot like being a patron of the arts.
I’m excited to be able to create this reissue with the help of people who believe in me and want to help this campaign succeed – people like you!
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About mesmerized by the sirens
Flowing on its haunting thread . . . ethereal music enveloped in a lush dreamscape atmosphere. In the summer of 1987, Sam Rosenthal and vocalist Oscar Herrera are joined by Sue-Kenny’s lovely British vocals for the most mysterious of our releases.
THE BOB: ”mesmerized by the sirens is elegantly pained music: an assemblage of entrancing, blackly romantic sound paintings.”
SIDE: “Sadly nostalgic of your loneliest days, gently disturbing music that sends your mind adrift on an ocean of reflection.”
OPTION: “This is by far the most subtle release on the Projekt label. A mix of vocals, acoustic and electric instruments, and electronic treatments works perfectly, establishing a natural balance. Sue-Kenny Smith’s otherworldly voice (reminiscent at times of Virginia Astley) complements the sad, bittersweet tone of the songs. The lyrics are riveting.”
ROCK EXPRESS: “The ethereal, evocative, and somewhat existential Sam Rosenthal spins a euphoric tapestry of melody and mood on this, their second release. Lush vocal harmonies and landscapes of synthesizers and subtly enriched acoustics flow from track to track like an unfolding story.”
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