This is a great piece of work! it flows from space to space to poke to space. well put together and very enjoyable.
reminds me of I'm a nice trip ( I have had a few)
great Job on this Sam and fellow musicians.
look forward to other concept pieces and work from you.
Timothy Leary was as an oracle of the psychedelic era, which was fundamentally underpinned with the sounds of psychedelic rock, Hindu instruments, and the Moog synthesizer, all of which defined a generation. This album captures the exotic sounds of the time in a modern way to pay homage to this unforgettable time. Turn on, tune in, and drop out, in this dynamizing musical trip!
Favorite track: Turn off your mind, float downstream.
★ I want my collection sorted!!! ★
[Noted here are Steve Roach's musical input in this album:
Tr. 3 - Part 2: Modular synthesizer drones
Tr. 9: Modular synthesizer textures
Tr. 10: Modular and analog synthesizers]
Black Tape For A Blue Girl’s Sam Rosenthal collaborates with his Projekt label’s electronic space music artists to commemorate the centennial of Timothy Leary’s birth. Digipak includes a 6-page insert with lovely artwork commissioned just for this release.
The album celebrates a pioneer of consciousness expansion using his own words accompanied by international artists exploring those same realms via their music.
Rosenthal works with Projekt space music artists Steve Roach, Erik Wollo, Mark Seelig, Forrest Fang, and others, and recorded Timothy Leary trip narrations from Alex Cox (director of Repo Man and Sid & Nancy), Reggie Watts (bandleader on CBS' The Late Late Show with James Corden), Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth) and others.
With the permission and encouragement of Timothy Leary’s son Zach and the Leary estate, the album’s 13 tracks contain 4 spoken word “trips” with text excerpted and cut-up from Tim’s first LSD and DMT experiences chronicled in his 1968 book HIGH PRIEST.
As founder of 37-year-old Portland-based Projekt Records, Rosenthal helms the label as well as his band Black Tape For A Blue Girl (with 12 albums in the gothic, ambient & art rock genres). Synthesist, songwriter, lyricist and main collaborator, he’s released 8 albums of his music in the last half-decade. For TIM, WHERE ARE YOU NOW? Rosenthal collected musical textures & sources from Projekt label electronic artists, sonically painting with their colors and his ethereal electronics to create the concept album he envisioned.
“Tim was a chieftain. He stomped on the terra, and he left his elegant hoof prints on all our lives.” — Hunter S. Thompson
“Tim was a chieftain. He stomped on the terra,
and he left his elegant hoof prints on all our lives.”
— Hunter S. Thompson
Amber Case, cyborg anthropologist and author
Alex Cox, director of Repo Man and Sid & Nancy
Rick Doblin, executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
Alex Grey, visionary artist and author
Allyson Grey, conceptual abstract painter
Lee Ranaldo, founding member and guitarist of Sonic Youth
Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist and author
Reggie Watts, bandleader on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden
Featuring the music of: Sam Rosenthal (Black Tape For a Blue Girl), Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Mark Seelig, Forrest Fang, Byron Metcalf, Henrik Meierkord, Brian Parnham, theAdelaidean, Ryan Lum & Anji Bee (Love Spirals), Brian Viglione (The Dresden Dolls), Martin Bowes (Attrition), Jarguna, Nathan Youngblood, Mike VanPortfleet (Lycia)
released October 9, 2020
Ambient Music Guide Jan 2021
Best Albums of 2020
This year marked the centenary of the birth of LSD and DMT guru Timothy Leary (1920-1996). This tribute album celebrates his chemically-fueled flights into expanded consciousness and it’s a multi-coloured wonder, focused on spacey electronic music-of-the-spheres with Eastern drone influences and retro sounds like the Moog and Mellotron. Sam Rosenthal’s long-running alt music label Projekt Records certainly has all the connections to make a tribute like this work; old-school ambient artists like Steve Roach, Erik Wollo, Mark Seelig and Forrest Fang all make contributions alongside Sam himself. There are also guests like film director Alex Cox and Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo who can be heard reading short Leary-penned accounts of memorable trips. This is my kind of Leary tribute; not raucous noise bands or crashing Krautrock but a proper ambient trip, contemplative and deep.
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....more
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Now THIS is the ultimate Christmas-gift..! Deep, soothing, comforting, and above all: classic Steve! This will be on repeat a lot.. Hopefully this will come as a CD/vinyl-release as well! Thanks Steve and best wishes from the heart. Berkdrums
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This album will grow on you. Listen in headphones or earbuds. It will blow your mind. Steve has so many amazing textures and dimensions on this release. It's hard to pick a favorite track. Probably in his top 5, if there is such a thing. 2020Guitarman