This lush garden within

by Black Tape For A Blue Girl

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  • Original 1993 CD in transparent obi
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Projekt Rarities, from Sam’s vault. If you order in the USA, this will ship Tuesday from Sam in Portland. If you order overseas, the CD will ship from Joe in Philly in mid-November (we’re doing that to keep the postage rates reasonable.)

    This is the original 1993 release. The booklet is in a transparent slip-sleeve. These have been in storage for almost 30 years! Shrinkwrapped. (the one in the photo was opened for the photo)

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left, unsaid 04:37
spiraling to life, the thread intertwining us. the flow of our spirit, this enclosure of life. our future envisioned, rich moments unspoken. an overwhelming spirit . . . the gasses settle, the planet cools. the firmament arching over our heads. the garden awaits us, the garden awaits us. mistakenly we’ve encouraged life; doubling every hour, the bonding of our beauty. something overcoming you. yet we know . . . yet we know. we condemn this possibility to death. is this a good omen . . . of our fertility? our bearing of much beauty? or the first pain to linger?


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 license or cerebral statements, however you perceive them the ultimate analysis is they create a spellbinding masterpiece every time 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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Get exclusive music: from Black Tape for a Blue Girl & Sam Rosenthal. I released my first cassette in 1984! BlackTape's first LP was in 1986; the music incorporates darkwave, ethereal, ambient, goth and art rock elements. This page also includes my ambient/electronic music, as well as side-projects. Thanks for listening. ... more


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