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Black Tape For A Blue Girl: The Cleft Serpent (LP & 2 CDs)

A project in Portland, OR by Sam Rosenthal

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New album of lush, dark & sensual string-hued Neo-Classicism. Sam joined by Jon DeRosa's vocals & Henrik Meierkord's mournful strings.
Backers: 337
Average Pledge Per Backer: $47

Funded: $15,853 of $15,000
Dates: Jul 2nd -> Jul 29th (28 days)
Project By: Sam Rosenthal
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Latest News

21 hours to go, 332 backers & Andy excerpt

July 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi. As I write, 332 backers have pledged $15,558 towards the campaign. We passed the goal! The Cleft Serpent is going to happen! I said to Mercy that over the last year this album effortlessly came together. I was imagining it for a long time,... (Read More)

Just Funded, 53 hours to go!

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi. I'm givin' everyone a virtual high-five with a very large & ungoth smile on my face. We did it! With 53 hours to go, we passed the goal! As I write, 309 backers have pledged $15,044. Backer 308 put us over $15K (with their pledge for the LP... (Read More)

3 days to go, 90% to goal, cover of Instrumental CD.

July 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi. As I write, 277 backers have pledged $13,518 of the $15,000 goal. 90% funded. My previous highest-backed campaign was 267 people, a tie on  Ashes in the brittle air (2CD/LP) and The Gesture of History (CD/LP). The Cleft Serpent has passed that... (Read More)

Aidez Black Tape For A Blue Girl à sortir son prochain album

July 26th - via: premo.fr
Il ne vous reste plus que deux jours pour aider Black Tape For A Blue Girl à financer son nouvel album, son treizième, baptisé "The Cleft Serpent", comprenant huit nouveaux titres néo-classiques interprétés par Jon DeRosa (chant), Henrik Meierkord (cordes) et bien évidemment Sam Rosenthal aux synthés. (Read More)

4 days to go

July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
 Hi. As I write, 248 backers have pledged $12,375 of the $15,000 goal. 82% funded. This is it — the last 4 days! I'll send a daily update as we count down to the goal. You have helped me get to where we are, thank you so much for being a part of... (Read More)

Projekt Records’ renowned Black Tape For a Blue Girl to return (hopefully) with New Album

July 25th - via: bigtakeover.com
Sam Rosenthal, the owner of renowned Projekt Records (founded in 1986!), a darkwave pioneer, and mastermind of the long-running electronic/Gothic/darkwave/ambient outfit Black Tape For A Blue Girl, has announced the (hopefully) upcoming release of the project’s new (and 13th!) album The Cleft Serpent. (Read More)

Sam v-interview at youtube & the final weekend

July 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi. As I write, 233 backers have pledged $11,682 of the $15,000 goal. With 5 days to go... Last night I did a 15 minute interview with Michael Nagy of discoveringbands about Black Tape For A Blue Girl, the Kickstarter for The Cleft Serpent &... (Read More)

The Cleft Serpent - VCH Presents - The Children of Ash

July 24th - via: vampirecourtofhouston.com
Black Tape For A Blue Girl is a long standing, influential gothic band from the 1990’s with an impressive catalog of songs, albums, and art under their gothic belt! Their label Projekt Records, long with the band, are the brain children of Sam Rosenthal. (Read More)

200 and then some!

July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
 From Sam:  Welcome to all the new backers! Thanks for being part of this!  The campaign got it's 200th pledge yesterday from Sean Williams of Australia's ambient/drone act theAdelaidean! And the pledges continued to come in — we are at 221... (Read More)

Here's how you can add Add-ons after you've pledged

July 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi. Over the weekend BlackTape guitarist Valerie Abbey & I did some tests; we figured out a workaround to add Add-ons after you've pledged. See below. Hey fellow Serpents! In these days when life seems to rush by and we awaken in new realities... (Read More)

JD's impressions of the album cover

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
JD, a long time fan, shared his impressions of The Cleft Serpent album cover. I love reading how people interpret what I create! A person could definitely lens this cover as containing references to certain Biblical motifs and ideas, and more... (Read More)

First week, 100th backer.

July 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi. The campaign received our 100th backer yesterday afternoon; we're on the 8th day and 38% of the way to the goal. These are great numbers.  Martin from Attrition has been accommodating my very microscopic changes as he masters the album. He sent... (Read More)

Black Tape For A Blue Girl spustili crowdfundingovou kampaň k vydání nového alba

July 8th - via: sanctuary.cz
Po třech letech se schyluje k vydání 13. řadové desky Black Tape For A Blue Girl. Neoklasickým směrem se ubírají kroky legendárního darkwave projektu Sama Rosenthala. Alespoň tak se tváří ukázky umístěné na Bandcamp profil kapely. Skladby jsou lákadlem na crowdfundingovou kampaň, která se snaží vybrat peníze na fyzické vydání alba na CD, vinylu, kazetě a minidisku. (Read More)

Question from a backer about the cover

July 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Detail of the bonus-photos page in the REMNANTS OF A DEEPER PURITY LP booklet Q: … not sure why you are using an older picture of you on the cover ? Sam: The first time I see “The Cleft Serpent” in my journal is December 25, 2019. At that... (Read More)

The Cleft Serpent >> the album theme

July 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
The Cleft Serpent >> the album theme Sam writes: The 8-song album places the enigmatic Cleft Serpent within a lush, romantic musical setting of string-hued Neo-Classicism. It’s a stirring sonic palette created by our three-piece... (Read More)

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