black tape for a blue girl | remnants of a deeper purity (10th anniversary 2-CD edition)

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remnants of a deeper purity (10th anniversary 2-CD edition)

by black tape for a blue girl

"Like Dead Can Dance, black tape for a blue girl dramatically flirts with symphonic decay." The Philadelphia City Paper
Genre: Rock: Goth
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1. Disc One - redefine pure faith
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5:19 album only
2. fin de siécle
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5:53 album only
3. with my sorrows
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7:03 album only
4. for you will burn your wings upon the sun
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26:20 album only
5. wings tattered, fallen
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6:24 album only
6. fitful
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4:56 album only
7. remnants of a deeper purity
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4:36 album only
8. again, to drift (for veronika)
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6:00 album only
9. i have no more answers
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10:33 album only
10. Disc Two - en la mar ay una torre
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0:59 album only
11. with my sorrows (part 2)
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13:07 album only
12. with my sorrows (part 3)
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6:25 album only
13. i have no more answers (radio edit)
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3:39 album only
14. redefine pure faith (live)
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4:32 album only
15. through sky blue rooms (live)
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2:29 album only
16. remnants of a deeper purity (live)
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17. across a thousand blades (‘96)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
2 CDs for the price of a single disc. black tape for a blue girl's achingly beautiful neo-classical, ethereal, darkwave classic is given a 10th anniversary re-release with a bonus disc of additional music. Long droning deep tones overlayed by intense vocals from Oscar and Lucian as well as rich cello and violin arrangements from Vicki and Mera. The results are deeply mesmerizing and melancholy passages; the finished 77-minute album is Black tape's masterpiece; exquisite and stunning. Wrapped up in the emotions of betrayal and salvation, searching for the deeper fragments of a truer reality -- somewhere between sadness and hope -- Sam's words and harmonies weave a soft, opaque veil over a world where feeling is foremost, emotions on the surface, the heart laid bare.

Included are the ultra rare pieces, originally released on the with my sorrow maxi on Italy's Amplexus label; also featuring 3 live songs recorded at the 1996 Projektfest (the first time live tracks have appeared on a black tape for a blue girl release).


“The ethereal, romantic sounds of Remnants is their richest work so far: tapestries of melancholic, often neo-classical music manifest themselves amidst waves of Rosenthal’s lush keyboards, haunting strings and the vocals of Oscar & Lucian.” - huh magazine

“These songs are remnants of universal feelings that accompany the experience of bonding with another human being and its aftermath - perhaps this is why the group has attained a strong cult following.” - Magnet Magazine

“Absolutely beautiful, bleeding emotion wonderfully portrayed.” - ink19

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...from the 1986 album bio:
This album picks up musically where songs like "We watched our sad-eyed angel fall" left off: long droning deep tones overlayed by intense vocals from Oscar and Lucian as well as rich cello and violin arrangements from Vicki and Mera. The results are deeply mesmerizing and melancholy passages that draw from influences as diverse as turn-of-the-century minimalism, Indian classical music and occult dirge-rock. The finished 77-minute album is Black tape's masterpiece; exquisite and stunning. Wrapped up in the emotions of betrayal and salvation, searching for the deeper fragments of a truer reality -- somewhere between sadness and hope -- Sam's words and harmonies weave a soft, opaque veil over a world where feeling is foremost. With this release, Black tape for a blue girl draws together all the diversities of their past ten years, becoming the consummate modern day chamber orchestra whose maestro is our own inner soul.

"Remnants of a deeper purity is an album of rebirth -- the internal analysis and exploration that paves the way for a major upheaval. a realignment of balances. searching through the fragments of a past. paring experiences down to their essence. revealing the deeper core. the shattered filaments of truth and experience that will yet re-entwine to form a new highwire of ecstatic life. the album is the contemplation of betrayal (by others and of the self), the realization of a subterranean thread linking the past to current desire, the revelation of deep personal fears and insecurities...and the attempt to reintegrate all of this into an individual who can re-experience life and the beauty of existence. the lingering thought is 'redefine pure faith' so that we may yet re-emerge, renewed..." - sam rosenthal


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