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CD & LP in a stellar deluxe art package. Furthering the resurgence of Blacktape’s classic darkwave, ethereal, ambient sound. -- expected to ship to backers in August, if all goes on schedule.
CD & LP in a stellar deluxe art package. Furthering the resurgence of Blacktape’s classic darkwave, ethereal, ambient sound. -- expected to ship to backers in August, if all goes on schedule.
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Dufur Oregon, photo outtakes

Posted by Sam Rosenthal (Creator)
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Mercy and I spent the night in Dufur Oregon at the BALCH HOTEL, built in 1907. The hotel was pretty empty in the middle of the week, so we took some photos. It was great to have vintage props and furniture to work with. 

Mercy poses as "the trickster" and "the fancy boy."

These are outtakes. As mentioned last update, when Mercy and I shoot we get so many good images that there's no way I can use them all. I'm still looking through the hundreds of frames, narrowing down my selection for the 4 art cards.

Here's me loading the car as we leave the hotel:

Horses

Before we got to the hotel, we stopped in with some horses in a little field. 

Later, when Mercy and I were looking at the photos here at home, I said they could've been a 70s album cover for a country artist or maybe a soft rock star. You remember all those American albums with a cover that looked like a snapshot? 

"I don't know, maybe use one of these as the cover?" The singer says, while throwing a few photographs across the table.

And the label lackey says, "Ok sure! You're the one at the top of the charts. You're the boss." 

And the art director says, "What am I suppose to do with this!?" : )

1973's million-seller:

I haven't been sharing the images I am pretty sure will be in the package; I'm thinking they will be a surprise for when you get your boxes in the mail. 

I spent part of the day mixing the track "Samsara," bringing in some new vocal parts Michael sent me. It's sounding really great! I'm wondering if I should put up a track on Bandcamp for everyone? Dani's song, "the stars" is mixed and has a first-take mastering finished. I could put that up? Or wait? Which do you prefer?

Sam

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    1. Sam Rosenthal 9-time creator on

      @scott: the 8-track is purely photoshop tomfoolery. :)

    2. Scott on

      I agree with Howard--hearing a track might help convince some who are yet to commit to a pledge. You could even have a couple of 2-minute samples.

      I bet Mercy's gonna keep that 8-track forever.

    3. Howard Kistler
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      Good stuff, and the horse photo does indeed look exactly like those old album covers. Add a billowing peasant dress and some flowers in the hair and it's instant folk-singer cover gold. ^_^

      As for releasing a song, I personally prefer to hear the whole album in one go, but if it helps motivate sales and interest to release one in advance, go for it. Whatever works best.