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The Cleft Serpent (Instrumental & Alternate Mixes)

by Black Tape For A Blue Girl

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A 16-track, 72-minute companion to THE CLEFT SERPENT. Features instrumental versions of the 8-track album remixed & reworked to highlight Henrik Meierkord's cello and viola, exclusive instrumentals, three demos, and three alternate mixes with vocalist Jon DeRosa.

On this bonus collection of rich and complex chamber-music neo-classical compositions, listeners could be forgiven for thinking this is the work unto itself. Here we have an artist and a band at the peak of their powers reaching ambitiously into the starry night, seeking out the beauty and mystery of life, and arriving at the very heart of the human experience itself.

Freed of the narrative structure provided by THE CLEFT SERPENT's lyrics and vocal performances, this (mostly) Instrumental Serpent allows the audience to better explore the rich, layered, and heartfelt compositions of the original work. The philosophical, metaphysical and psychological discourses of the album remain as echoes — shadow-like, forming a spectral force of soul-searching emotion and wonderment, held aloft by Meierkord's achingly beautiful string performances forming a complex and layered narrative of their own.

There is a generous amount of material presented here, reflecting the scale and ambition of THE CLEFT SERPENT, drawing listeners deeper into the gothic, ambient and classical music inspirations across the decades-spanning legacy of Black Tape for a Blue Girl.

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released October 1, 2021

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Digital customer, also get the full 8-track album ($8):
projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-cleft-serpent
This page also has a 2CD Bundle with The Cleft Serpent + The Instrumental album.

to order THE CLEFT SERPENT MiniDisc, Cassette or Serpent Shirt, visit:
blacktapeforabluegirl.bandcamp.com

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Projekt Records Portland, Oregon

Projekt is America's premier independent label specializing in passionately intense introspective music in the ambient, electronic, ethereal & darkwave genres.

39-year-old Projekt is home to Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Michael Stearns, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Aurelio Voltaire and many others. The label continues to nurture the careers of its select roster of artists.
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