BLACK TAPE FOR A BLUE GIRL To Touch The Milky Way LP White & Brown VINYL 2018 LTD.300
inkl. 19 % USt
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To Touch The Milky Way
LP 140-gram split color vinyl (white & brown) +
1. I close my eyes and watch the galaxy turning (part i + ii)
Ethereal, evocative, powerful and melancholy, Black Tape For A Blue Girl continues the resurgence of their classic sound on To touch the milky way. On this, their twelfth studio album, the band expands upon their sweeping atmospherics and foreboding, engaging lyricism. Captivating vocals from Danielle and Michael accent pieces spanning styles ranging from ethereal darkwave to dream-pop to textural ambience. A contemplative twilight hangs over these seven tracks.
Songwriter and bandleader Sam Rosenthals lyrics encompass powerful personal and transpersonal themes; theres a yearning for connection to a truer understanding of self and our potential letting go of façade and fears, obstacles which hold us back. The lyrics emerge from the depths of the psyche addressing a desire to feel truly alive by overcoming self-created boundaries. They are first-person narratives at the edge where something has to give, something has to change, as the characters strive to take hold of the life they have left unlived. I close my eyes and watch the galaxy turning and the title track explore a consciousness-expanding understanding of the cyclical nature of existence mixed with a hunger for something eternal beyond this reality.
Rosenthals electronics, harmonium, piano, and acoustic guitar form an intimate backdrop for Danielle Herreras ethereal, tender, heartfelt voice and Michael Plasters breathy, sensitive vocals. The emotionally-charged pieces are enhanced with appearances from drummer Brian Viglione (of The Dresden Dolls), violist Nick Shadow, and multi-instrumentalist Chase Dobson.
Closing on a sorrowful but moving note, the arpeggiated piano of the title track slows to a crawl as we drift upon the alien landscape of the startling cover imagery. To touch the milky way is a goal that might remain beyond reach; however by interpreting Sams lyrical suggestions, were encouraged to reach for it nevertheless, grasping for all that might be attainable during our brief time under the existential glow of a fading sun.