Release Date: 06/10/86
Timeless blend of Oscar’s passionate vocals and Sam’s warm electronic soundscapes on an album similar to 80’s-era 4AD.
Sam Rosenthalâs subtle electronics and introspective lyrics establish black tape for a blue girlâs stature beyond the realm of the normal âgothicâ sound. Creating a timeless blend of Oscarâs emotional vocals intertwined with warm ambient soundscapes.
In 1986, Black Tape For A Blue Girlâs darkly mesmerizing debutThe Rope appeared on the underground rock scene. It kicked off a rich and diverse musical career for Projekt founder/Blacktape songwriter Sam Rosenthal. 25 years later, Projekt celebrates this momentous anniversary with The Rope 25, a 2CD set including The Ropere-mastered and a bonus disc of current Projekt artistsâ reinterpretations of the material. Rosenthalâs electronics coupled with his angst-filled, introspective lyrics established Black Tape For A Blue Girlâs position beyond the traditional âgothicâ sound. His lyrics overflow with the emptiness of a shattered soul and broken heart revealing a dark, tortured man scanning the wreckage in search of love, understanding, and connection. The timeless blend of Oscar Herreraâs passionate vocals intertwining with warm electronic soundscapes and soothing ambient passages creates an album similar to 80âs-era releases on 4AD and Factory Records.
Opening the album is the rhythmic, hard-hitting âMemory Uncaring Friend,â along the lines of Peter Murphy or Gang of Four. Following this striking opener, the music takes a more subtle turn: gently disorienting, autumnal, mesmerizing, mournful, full of wonder and elusive grandeur. UponThe Ropeâs release, comparisons were made to Cocteau Twins, Brian Eno, Phillip Glass and Chris & Cosey.
Star Hits magazine wrote, âBlack Tape For A Blue Girlâs The Ropeis like the musical equivalent of a nervous breakdown. Complete with dark, scary lyrics that make The Smiths sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks, this might give you an idea of what mental anguish sounds like. It is an experiment worth hearing.â
2CD in EcoWallet.
|Run Time: 91 mins|
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