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Blood on the snow

by Black Tape For A Blue Girl

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the Rubicon 04:04
two eyes in the darkness two guides leading me we’ll cross the rubicon this belief is all i have my misplaced trust and faith sanctioned insanity following the path of ghosts following ideals irrevocably it leads me nowhere toxic rivers serve as borderlines we rush across to italy no time to stop and ask myself we’ll enter as heretics wearing wool, blood-stained and pure together we’ll cross the rubicon together we’ll cross the rubicon searching for our truths together we’ll cross the rubicon disavow all truths together
in my room alone with my fears taking me thoughts of losing you wash right over me smelling your skin i’d smile (losing you, losing you) touching your hand made it all ok for another day. i walk into the sparkling water on some faraway beach i dream of holding your hands again, i rush underwater to be forgotten and fear brought me closer to you (closer) and fear brought us closer (closer) and losing you. and drifting out to sea and losing you, i’m lost
the Apostate 04:34
i fear to speak because i’m guilty; and out to save myself i try to hide, but i hear you stalking outside, peering in on me through this painful breach, overrun by intimacy and vulnerability your affection, insinuations, ah-oh-oh-oh-oh.... or am i free? am i free? my truth is much worse than you see  floating free, i fail to live up to your dream there was a time when I was a man who held out for purity with one hand towards faith, and a heart with grace, and a hope for the good in everyone too often i sinned, too often i failed, too often i frustrated your purpose overflowed with shame at my flaws untamed -- i saw the best in you, you saw the worst of me floating free, i fail to live up to your dream sensuality & brutality morality & duality


Continuing the revival of Black tape for a blue girl’s classic 90s darkwave/ethereal sound.

This release continues stylistically from These fleeting moments and features the same band. Oscar & Dani sing; Nick plays viola; Brian plays drums, and Chase plays guitars and synths on one track. I wrote the songs and play guitar and electronics.

The lyrics are darker and bleaker than the album; I get a sense the theme is futility, though perhaps more specifically it’s about dedication to lost & hopeless causes. The dark mood of the last six months of American politics inspired a desolate and worried anxiety as I was writing these songs.

(Read more about the themes of Blood on the snow on this Kickstarter update: www.kickstarter.com/projects/samrosenthal/black-tape-for-a-blue-girl-blood-on-the-snow-cd-ma/posts/1788591)

oscar herrera • vocals || danielle herrera • vocals || nick shadow • viola || brian viglione • drums || chase dobson • baritone guitar, bass & string & horn ensemble, track 1 || sam rosenthal • electronics & acoustic guitar

This is the maxi-CD that was funded at Kickstarter: kck.st/2hHHSfZ -- We launched the campaign to raise $1500 to create a collectible edition of Blood on the snow for supporters. We reached the goal in 4 days! 12 hours later the 100 Exclusive Edition CDs (signed, numbered, with backer's name in the booklet) were all pledged. An additional 50 unsigned / unnumbered Standard Edition CDs were added, which sold through on the final day of the campaign. 50 additional standard copies are for the band and a few for Audioglobe, our Italian distributor.

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If you'd like to provide ongoing support to the band, I have a Patron page for my music. blacktapeforabluegirl.bandcamp.com/patron

This is where dedicated fans of my work with Black Tape For A Blue Girl and side-projects sign on to provide ongoing support on a monthly basis to assist me in following my muse. In exchange, they get unreleased (and possibly never-to-be-released) music and a fan community where we are chatting about all sorts of things. Thank you so much to everyone over there!

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released January 1, 2017


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Black Tape For A Blue Girl Portland, Oregon

Black Tape For A Blue Girl creates darkwave, ethereal, neoclassical, ambient, goth albums. This page also includes my ambient/electronic music, as well as side-projects. Thanks for listening. Sam

Patrons receive exclusive music: blacktapeforabluegirl.bandcamp.com/patron

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