This lush garden within

by Black Tape For A Blue Girl

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Black Tape For A Blue Girl's 5th album.

An elegy to the goddess . . . "unable to kneel down and save you or pray to the cruel god who defiles you." A cry for truth and a more nurturing existence. Lucian's voice carries us beautifully through the feminine side, while Oscar's passionate vocals evoke the suffering of our carnal life, all guided by Sam Rosenthal's sensual, exotic gothic-ambient undertones.

A review from Spectre fanzine:
From the murky waters of tranquil-ethereal ambience, spiraling and ascending like hazy tendrils surrounding one in a moody liquid-embrace . . . the music overpowering in its rich lush textures, the album is abundant in waves of haunting beauty, mixed with melancholia that mingles and filters like luxurious incense trails . . . To experience Black Tape For A Blue Girl is to succumb to pure, raw emotions; feelings stripped bare, vulnerable yet alive.

A review from The Empty Quarter (UK):
Back again with yet another dramatic release, perfection in a gilded cage. The only criticism I can find to haunt Black Tape... with is repetition! Release after release it's the same, pure emotionally dripping volumes of an almost religious beauty. From the thought provoking front cover of a female nude strewn across a bombsite to the strategically placed contraceptive devices around a flask of milk (genocide orbiting the milk of life!?) on the back; to the rippling vocals enveloping the angelic chorus of guitars and keyboard on each track. They ooze class. Black Tape for a blue girl can be judged from differing view points, be it basic emotionally charged poetic liscense or cerebral statements, however you percieve them the ultimate analysis is they create a spellbinding masterpiece everytime they enter a studio. Once again full marks and more -- God! Don't you just loathe perfectionists.


released April 16, 1993



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Black Tape For A Blue Girl Portland, Oregon

Black Tape for a Blue Girl is an American Darkwave band formed in 1986 by Projekt Records' founder Sam Rosenthal. Their music takes on elements of darkwave, ethereal, ambient, dark cabaret, and neoclassical music. Director David Lynch, alt-Porn actress Sasha Grey and writer Poppy Z. Brite are some of the band's more well-known fans. ... more

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