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Black Tape for a Blue Girl – “As 1 Aflame Laid Bare By Desir ” – [Projekt Records]

Thurston Hunger   9/4/2005   A Library, CD

The flagship band for the Projekt label, each
guided by Sam Rosenthal. Drippingly lush
production, like wax on an antique candleabra
Stately paced pieces featuring resonant male
and female voices. Some sweet stinging
strings on pieces, flute whispers here and
there as well. Gossamer use of synth helps
keep this pretty and pure, often it’s just a
deep dark rumble. Vocals (Sam, Oscar Herrera
and Julianna Towns of Skinner Box) are very
dramatic, lyrics inspired by Marcel Duchamp
range from opium-eyed romance to dead-eyed
desolation. The last track is a lengthy soul
abandoning the body drone.

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