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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: LP
  • SKU: PRO376-1
  • UPC: 617026037615
  • Street Date: 03/13/20
  • PreBook Date: 02/07/20
  • Label: Projekt »
  • Genre: Alternative/Punk
  • Run Time: 43 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Year of Production: 1989
  • Box Lot: 25
  • Territory: NA

 

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Black Tape For A Blue Girl - Ashes In the Brittle Air (2020 Deluxe Remastered Edition)

Option Magazine: We’re talking deep European existential despair here, the fevered outpouring of a tortured soul.

Black Tape For A Blue Girl - Ashes In the Brittle Air (2020 Deluxe Remastered Edition)
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Black Tape For A Blue Girl’s third album (1989) in it's first vinyl edition remastered from the original 1/4” tapes. It’s an album of existential, ethereal, and gothic musings with angst and trepidation in the lyrics yet also beauty and hopeful melancholia in the mood and music. The remastered sound is warm and clear, while retaining that dreamy, romantic quality from the 80s.

Alternative Press: “This is hurting, romantic lament. Herrera’s vocals ram me with image-brimming, griping vacancy of the precariously desperate soul hanging beneath hope by a frayed thread.”

Ashes brought the band out of the fanzine-based underground to listeners of 80s ‘college radio.’ “Across a thousand blades” on CMJ’s Certain Damage compilation went to stations across the country and garnered regular airplay.

Option Magazine: “We’re talking deep European existential despair here, the fevered outpouring of a tortured soul.”

Bursting forth like a lucid dream, this release unearths powerful connections to deeper truths. A diverse collection of songs that arrived at just the right moment — There wasn’t anyone else in America doing this ethereal style. Oscar sizzles with dramatic and passionate vocals. Sue-Kenny Smith’s voice brings a softer, sensitive & spontaneous English-folk quality to the album.

L.A. Weekly: “Black Tape for A Blue Girl do a reasonable approximation of the 4AD vibe around the corner in Garden Grove. This is languid, lucid music… Their entropy is infectious.”

Meticulously remastered from the original mixdown 1/4″ tape.

LP on 140-gram smoky translucent vinyl. With lyric insert. Limited edition of 300. Remastered.

Track Listing

  • Ashes in the Brittle Air
  • Across a Thousand Blades
  • The Touch and the Darkness
  • Through Sky Blue Rooms
  • The Scar of a Poet
  • You Tangle Within Me
  • From the Tightrope
  • Am I So Deceived
  • Is It Love That Dare Not Be?
  • I Ran to You
  • I Wish You Could Smile
  

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