Sam Rosenthal - The Return
A delightful track from Tanzmusik, a minimal synth release from Sam Rosenthal (Black Tape for a Blue Girl) that I was wholly unaware of until Rosenthal shot me an e-mail recently about their new (erotic and genderqueer!) novel Rye. Tanzmusik, originally released in 1985 and newly re-issued this year, should be viewed as a classic of the genre - icy cold electronics with far more thematic variation than many others of its kind.
Download or stream Sam Rosenthal - Tanzmusik on Bandcamp or buy the limited edition vinyl from Projekt.
Mannequin is proud to announce the reissue of one of the top minimal synth Graals out of there. “Tanzmusik” is the first LP from Sam Rosenthal, boss of the hystorical Projekt Records label and mind of one of the most influential dark wave acts coming out from the US, Black Tape For A Blue Girl. Originally released in March 1985, the vinyl release was limited to 250 copies, with a tanish card glued to a white LP jacket.
The album continues in the “electronic mood-music” tradition established by Sam on the PROJEKT ELECTRONIC AMERIKA cassettes, with the added intriques of the drum-computer, exploring the realms of electronic music that the critics have compared to Tangerine Dream, O.M.D. and Brian Eno.
Sam Rosenthal is an American artist. He is the founder and leader of the band Black Tape For a Blue Girl and the record label Projekt Records (30th anniversary in 2013). He lives in Brooklyn with his son and cat. Black Tape for a Blue Girl, begin in 1986 after his move from Florida to California, serves as a vehicle for Rosenthal’s musical vision. Its signature combination of gothic, ethereal, ambient and neo-classical elements has explored existential themes of loves lost and passions yet to come. After his early electronic work represented on Tanzmusik, his music has grown into a full-fledged band, whose members revolve around Rosenthal’s subtle electronic foundation.