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Black tape for a blue girl: To touch the milky way CD & LP

A project in Portland, OR by Sam Rosenthal

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CD & LP in a stellar deluxe art package. Furthering the resurgence of Blacktape’s classic darkwave, ethereal, ambient sound.
Backers: 255
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $12,278 of $12,000
Dates: May 1st -> Jun 5th (36 days)
Project By: Sam Rosenthal
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Latest News

We made it! The goal has been passed

June 5th - via:
Great news! We passed the goal! Your support made To touch the milky way a success!  test print of the LP cover design, on the mixer in my studio I wrote this in an email list a few hours ago.......  I posted an update yesterday — “Connection +... (Read More)

Question #1: Connection + Gender

June 4th - via:
Hi -- There's just over a day to go. 223 amazing people have pledged $11,328 to make To touch the milky way exist. We're doing this!  I expect to pass the goal tomorrow, with a little time to spare.... Here are a few more questions, and a few more... (Read More)

Question 2: Graphic Design & Mercy’s involvement

June 3rd - via:
Hello -- As I write this, the campaign has 48 hours to go. 207 wonderful backers have pledged $10,612 towards the $12k goal. We need 49 more backers of the CD or LP package to reach the goal. We can do this! Kent, Oregon Kervin asked: On your and... (Read More)

Question #3: five questions with short answers

June 2nd - via:
As I write this, there are 3 days to go. 196 backers have pledged $10,315, which is 85% of the goal. A few people have messaged, worried about if we’ll make it. I understand that anxiety, but I think we’re going to get there. We need $562 a day... (Read More)

Question #4: The 4AD label + being a non-musician + discovery

June 1st - via:
Hello – I’m answering some of your questions as we countdown the final days of the Kickstarter for To touch the milky way. As I write this, there are 188 backers and we're 82% to the $12,000 goal.  Sean from Scotland asks: The bands and sounds... (Read More)

Question #5: seven questions with short answers

May 31st - via:
Hello -- I thought it would be nice to answer some of your questions as we countdown the final days of the Kickstarter for Black Tape For A Blue Girl's To touch the milky way. Right now as I write this, there are 180 backers and we're at $9625 of the... (Read More)

Download / listen to "The stars" and two excerpts

May 31st - via:
I posted a free Kickstarter preview so you can hear some of the music we've been working on. Listen to the almost final mix of the lovely dream pop track, “The stars” with Danielle on vocals. It is mastered and nearly the final version. Also,... (Read More)

Question #6: My creative process.

May 30th - via:
Hello -- I thought it would be nice to answer some of your questions as we countdown the final six days of the Kickstarter for Black Tape For A Blue Girl's To touch the milky way. Right now as I write this, there are 170 backers and we're 70% to the... (Read More)

Brooklyn: Silver Zentai Suit

May 29th - via:
As I write this, 166 backers have pledged $8,296 of the $12,000 goal. There's one week to go. I was in Brooklyn with Mercy the last few days and we shot a bunch more photos. Even though I think I already have the images for the art cards (from our... (Read More)

Black Tape For A Blue Girl žádají o pomoc pi dokon ení nového alba

May 29th - via:
Dvanáctá adová deska bude dokon?ena s pomocí crowdfundingu na Kickstarteru.Black Tape For A Blue Girl své dvanácté studiové album nazvali "To Touch The Milky Way". Bude se jednat o dvanáctý dlouhohrající poín, který naváže na dva roky starý kus "These Fleeting Moments". Nové album by mlo znamenat žánrový koloto mezi éterickým darkwavem, dreampopem a ambientními momenty. Pokud jste fanoušky a na novou desku jste zv daví, doporuujeme se na Kickstarter podívat a njakou tou korunou pispt. Níže se mrknte na doprovodné video, které dal dohromady mozek projektu Sam Rosenthal: (Read More)

The Standard CD added for export + stretch + add-on

May 27th - via:
As I write this, there are 157 backers, with $7825 pledged, 65% to the goal. Standard CD (export only)I’ve heard your requests and added a new pledge level. With high postage costs to Europe on the Deluxe Editions, some of my past Kickstarter... (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaign We Dig: Black Tape for a Blue Girl

May 27th - via:
To get their new 'To touch the milky way' album underway (It will be released on both vinyl and CD) they’ve raised nearly $8000 of their $12k goal, so please check it out and consider pledging. (Read More)

dropping by kickstarter

May 26th - via:
Yes, it’s true. Kickstarter is not just a crowdfunding platform. It’s also a place! I am visiting Brooklyn with Mercy. We saw the David Bowie Is exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum; he’s a favorite artist for both of us. So many cool things in the... (Read More)

Creating the outfit for the cover (NSFW!)

May 22nd - via:
This post has nudity. Please mouse away if you are in an environment where that's not appropriate. I have a friend who wore Anti-G trousers to fetish events. The way she looked in them always stood out from the people trying to fit in. (Wiki says:... (Read More)

Black Tape For A Blue Girl kickstart 12th album ‘To Touch the Milky Way’

May 22nd - via:
The 7 tracks on the album span styles “ranging from ethereal darkwave to dream-pop to austere textural ambient passages accompanied by wonderful vocals from Danielle and Michael” says Sam Rosenthal. (Read More)

Black Tape for a Blue Girl InterView: Making Now More Exciting

May 21st - via:
Rosenthal speaks with ReGen Magazine with a Kickstarter campaign now underway for the twelfth album from Black Tape for a Blue Girl, To Touch the Milky Way. Here, he invites us into his artistic and musical vision, the relationship between the audio and the visual, the numerous collaborators taking part in the album’s creation, the presentation of the vinyl format, and more. (Read More)

Black Tape for a Blue Girl InterView: Making Now More Exciting

May 21st - via:
With a Kickstarter campaign for the group’s twelfth album now underway, Sam Rosenthal speaks with ReGen about his artistic and musical process in Black Tape for a Blue Girl. (Read More)

Dufur Oregon, photo outtakes

May 20th - via:
Mercy and I spent the night in Dufur Oregon at the BALCH HOTEL, built in 1907. The hotel was pretty empty in the middle of the week, so we took some photos. It was great to have vintage props and furniture to work with.  Mercy poses as "the... (Read More)

Midway, the usual concern, Shaniko sherrif!

May 18th - via:
Hello. As I write this, the To touch the milky way campaign has 133 backers, with $6,704 pledged towards the $12,000 goal. Amazing! I appreciate it. And I'm a little stressed. This is the point midway through the campaign where pledges slow down, and... (Read More)

today’s shoot in millican oregon

May 15th - via:
Hi. I’m in our hotel looking through the photos I shot today with Mercy. I have to see all 200+ images back home on the monitor, before I know which might make the cut. We are having a nice time, but I am feeling anxious about whether I’m getting... (Read More)

Some Behind the Scenes from the Cover shoot (NSFW!)

May 14th - via:
The following photos are topless. Not safe for work, depending on where you work. Great news! We just passed the half-way point on the fundraising. That's nice to see.  We were out shooting the cover photo at the beach a few weeks ago. It was windy,... (Read More)

Going out on a photoshoot

May 13th - via:
Mercy and I head out to shoot photos on Monday. As I make plans to visit interesting locations I've been researching web articles, studying Google Maps, zooming in close to see where the old buildings are located on hundreds and hundreds of miles of... (Read More)


May 11th - via:
Hello. As I write this, there are 106 backers and we're almost at 50% ($5,885 pledged of the $12k goal). Things are going great, thanks so much. I wanted to share a bit more on the inspiration behind the album's artwork. Michael sings the lines above... (Read More)

Black Tape for a Blue Girl launches Kickstarter campaign for new album, To Touch the Milky Way

May 9th - via:
Spanning seven all new tracks, this release features an array of styles from ethereal to austere with vocals by Danielle Herrera and Michael Plaster. (Read More)

Black Tape For A Blue Girl Have A New Kickstarter For Their Upcoming Release "To Touch The Milky Way"

May 9th - via:
I see the characters in the seven songs as being at a point where something has to give, something has to change, they are sort of hitting a wall in life and they need to try to get beyond that. (Read More)

Some variations on the cover image

May 8th - via:
Hi! The To touch the milky way Kickstarter went live Tuesday of last week, I took a few days to proof and edit the description, added the video on Sunday, and today I began promoting through social networking.  This afternoon, I did a radio... (Read More)

NOTE 5 - Some information for MEXICO

May 1st - via:
MEXICO POSTAGE Because of packages getting stolen on the way to Mexico, I ask that you use Priority Mail. Unfortunately, because this package will weigh over a pound, the US Post Office charges $60.30 ! I know! This is expensive; but I've never had... (Read More)

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