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Black Tape For A Blue Girl's Ashes in the brittle air 30th

A project in Portland, OR by Sam Rosenthal

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2CD/LP 30th anniversary edition. Their 1989 3rd album of ethereal, gothic, ambience with "Across a thousand blades." 20 bonus tracks.
Backers: 267
Average Pledge Per Backer: $37

Funded: $9,810 of $9,000
Dates: Sep 26th -> Oct 30th (34 days)
Project By: Sam Rosenthal
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Thank you so much!

October 30th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 You did it! Your support made the Ashes in the brittle air crowdfunding campaign a success! I truly value your enthusiasm for the music... (Read More)

A few notes, a bonus, plus Recollections and connections 3

October 29th - via:
You did it! We reached the goal with 36 hours to go! Your support made the Ashes in the brittle air crowdfunding campaign a success! But the campaign's not over yet! There's still another day for additional backers to pledge a 2CD or LP copy of the... (Read More)

We did it!!!

October 28th - via:
Hello! With 36 hours to go, we did it! We made the $9000 goal. Paula S. backed the test pressing premium and their $125 pushed us over! I wish I could invite all 240 of you to the English-styled pub that Mercy and I like to visit here in southeast... (Read More)

Semblance of a spirit stolen - story of 21 bonus tracks

October 26th - via:
If you're a backer, visit this update to download the bonus tracks. Everyone else can get them at bandcamp after the campaign is over. The second disc/download of the 30th anniversary expanded edition of Ashes includes 5 never-before-heard (and one... (Read More)

More about why I am crowdfunding

October 26th - via:
This text was removed from the main campaign page to shorten the overall copy. It is added as an update to keep it available for readers. A download is $5, a clear vinyl LP is $30, a CD is $20. There are cool premiums to pledge if you want to go... (Read More)

BLACK TAPE FOR A BLUE GIRL „Ashes In The Brittle Air” zremasterowana poszerzona reedycja

October 26th - via:
Kończy się crounfundingowa zbiórka na wydanie zremasterowanej, poszerzonej wersji kultowego albumu formacji Black Tape for A Blue Girl "Ashes In The Brittle Air". Jeżeli chcielibyście wziąć udział w tej akcji, do czego Was serdecznie zachęcam, będziecie musieli się jednak pośpieszyć. (Read More)

21 additional Ashes tracks for you!

October 25th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Black Tape For A Blue Girl a besoin de votre aide

October 24th - via:
A remastered and expanded version for the 30th anniversary of Black Tape's Ashes In The Brittle Air (Read More)

A video from 1989, and meeting Sue-Kenny smith

October 19th - via:
In 1989 I made a video for "is it love that dare not be? / ashes in the brittle air." It never was shown anywhere, and nobody has seen it in the last 28 years. I digitized it and posted on youTube. I wrote a bit about the video below; here's a... (Read More)

Recollections and connections #2

October 16th - via:
Honestly, if it wasn’t for the continuous requests and encouragements from one fan— Ashes’ biggest fan! — we might not be discussing this expanded edition at all. For years and years, Randy asked about the additional songs recorded for the... (Read More)

Half Way There!

October 15th - via:
Oh boy! This morning Josh increased his pledge to push the campaign one dollar over the half way point on the path to our $9000 goal. Things are happening! I notice a few of you have increased your pledge to the $50 Journal — Fan Pack A premium.... (Read More)

A few pictures from back in the day + export shipping + interview on the radio tonight

October 9th - via:
Hi — With 20 days to go on the campaign, we're 41% funded.  87 of you joined together to pledge $3,734 towards Ashes in the brittle air. Thanks so much! Things are moving along nicely. I've had a few questions about this — I'd like to remind... (Read More)

Two synchronicities from the late 80s.

October 4th - via:
I received a Facebook message today from a woman I went to college with; they're hosting a 30th anniversary reunion of the Communications Department next weekend in Palm Springs. I was a TV/film major. She realized that she had a copy of my script... (Read More)

Black Tape for a Blue Girl announces crowdfunding campaign for 30th Anniversary reissue of 'Ashes in the brittle air'

October 3rd - via:
Sam Rosenthal of Projekt Records / Black Tape for a Blue Girl has announced a Kickstarter Campaign to fund the 30th Anniversary edition of 1989’s “Ashes in the brittle air”. The release will come as an expanded and remastered set along with 21 bonus tracks, all delivered on a deluxe 2CD/LP set. (Read More)

Black Tape for a Blue Girl announces crowdfunding campaign for the 30th Anniversary of “Ashes in the Brittle Air” – Expanded and Remastered Edition

October 3rd - via:
Black Tape for A Blue Girl founder Sam Rosenthal earlier this week (Sept 30, 2019) announced a crowdfunding campaign for the 30th Anniversary release of the album “Ashes in the Brittle Air”. (Read More)

Reconnect with 1989's ASHES IN THE BRITTLE AIR

September 30th - via:
From Sam: Welcome to the Kickstarter campaign for the expanded edition of 1989's Ashes in the brittle air. The 11-track album is remastered from the original 2-track 1/4-inch tape and it sounds absolutely amazing. Oscar and Sue’s vocals are much... (Read More)

Ashes in the Brittle Air by Black Tape For a Blue Girl

September 28th - via:
The classic darkwave album has been remastered and made freely available. (Read More)

Important note on export shipping

September 26th - via:
Export postage will be charged after the campaign concludes. In most Kickstarter campaigns, shipping is charged during the campaign and (as Kickstarter tells us), “Funds that backers pledge to account for shipping costs will count towards a... (Read More)

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