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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    LP on 140-gram Galaxy-swirl beer+black vinyl, includes full-color 4-page lyric book. Limited Edition of 500.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Cleft Serpent via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $25 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    THE CLEFT SERPENT and the companion INSTRUMENTAL & ALTERNATE MIXES album. CD in 4-panel digipak with 12-page booklet. Second CD in 4-panel digipak, limited edition of 500.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Cleft Serpent via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    Black shirt with Michael Aul's Serpent logo, created for THE CLEFT SERPENT album. "Black Tape For a Blue Girl" in white on the back. Graphic on front of shirt is approximately 8″ wide x 9″ tall.

    Printed on American Apparel #2001 which are nicely-fitted modern-styled Ts. AA sizing:
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    Women's shirt printed on Bella + Canvas Ladies' Slim Fit
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    • Bandcamp doesn't let me charge different prices for different sizes. If you preOrder 2XL or 3XL could you be so kind as to pay $21 for your shirt, as they cost me $1.25 more.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Alabaster, Stortorget 1520 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • This is a MINIDISC. The full 8-track album and 7 bonus tracks. Limited edition of 50.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Cleft Serpent via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 50 
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Cassette in cardboad O-card. A = 8 track album. B = 7 bonus tracks. Limited edition of 30.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Cleft Serpent via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 30 days
    edition of 30  7 remaining
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      $12 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD in 4-panel digipak with 12-page booklet. The 8-track album.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Cleft Serpent via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 30 days
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      $15 USD or more 

     

lyrics

Like two snakes basking in the setting sun
we watch the birds ride the currents where the hills crash down to the sea
shivering, he says, “You’re as cold as ice, check it and see.”
his wry smile flickers elegantly
and I was captured some lifetimes ago
this trickster has a trick in store, as he plunges the knife

Must I lose you?
another search for perfection
next life tragic, next life tragic, always tragedy
plunging, wings almost touch the sea
“Snakey, who you talkin’ to?” he chokes, coughing up blood
no more tricks, stay with me
this trickster plunges the knife, takes his own life
love, he’s willing to sacrifice
our love­, he’s willing to sacrifice

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from The Cleft Serpent, released October 1, 2021

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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

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Formed in 1986
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