From Sam Rosenthal • Monday March 26 2020. Like all of you, I am staying at home, watching our new reality unfold. Fortunately for the band and for Projekt Records, I can run the mail-order out of my house, using Bandcamp pages as the storefront. I had to close the Projekt website — the physical webstore is based in Philadelphia and they have a stricter stay-at-home order than here in Portland Oregon. I'm worried, and stressed! The only thing that isn't as stressful for me is the actual staying-at-home part. I have been working from home for the past 6.7 years. I'm used to this isolation. In January — after 6.5 years working at home — I was getting stir-crazy. Every day like the previous day, here with the cat, making all my own meals, getting together with Mercy a few times a week, seeing my son half the week. Never really getting out much. Now I'm not complaining at all, I've trained for this! At the moment, I'm really worried about all the people I know (and don't know) who were laid off and are worried about rent; and also the small businesses that are in deep trouble. And what's happen in NYC, and other places around the world. Really terrible!
I am not motivated to go into the studio to create music. It is not easy to focus on creativity right now. I'll get to that soon, I hope. It also goes through my mind how insignificant creativity is, in the bigger picture. I totally get that. When it comes, it comes.
There are things happening behind the scenes. I finished a new Thanatos album with Pat; I have been reviewing the mastering which was done by Martin Bowes of Attrition. I'm also working on an electronic / ambient collaboration with Italy's Jarguna. The tracks are structured, and the mixes are coming along. Soon I will go into the studio and lay down more textures for this album.
Now, the subject of this email…. A special $1 CD: 2016's These fleeting moments
We're all in this together, and we'll get through it. Take care of yourself and please stay safe.
* Photo above: 1995 with cats!
Name-your-price download & $1 CD at Bandcamp
This is the Metropolis edition of the band's 2016 album, in a 4-panel digipak with 8-page booklet. I purchased 100 CDs from Metropolis for $2-a-piece just a month ago; I planned to offer them at name-your-price (Bandcamp doesn’t allow a price of Zero on physical objects, so they're $1 or more.) The world has drastically changed since I placed my order for these, but the CDs are here, and fans might enjoy some Black tape for a blue girl right now. The download is also name-your-price, in case you'd prefer the digital album.