Sunday, September 28, 2008


2009 will see the release of a new Sypha Nadon album. This album, which originally was to have been a self-titled release, will now be called Perichoresis. In addition to new music, it will also come with a special short story written specifically for the album. More details in the coming months.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Dark Tentacle

We would like to tell our dedicated listeners that recently Mauve Zone Recordings was purchased by the Dark Tentacle. This will not change our present direction or ambitions.

Mauve Zone Recordings is now the musical branch of the Dark Tentacle, just as the Necronomicon Transhumanist Society is the philosophical branch, and the Sodality of the Holy Shadow is the religious branch (more on this later). Coming soon will be Dark Tentacle Publishing, our literature and publications branch, whose purpose will be the distribution of Neo-Goth Narratives.

We would also like to welcome aboard our Insect Trust a new member: Dr. Gargoyle. A mastermind at sound experimentation, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Induction Trigger Phrases, he'll be hard at work on the ultra-secret Project Noir, which will be released to the public next year. More details to come.

The Insect Trust:

H.P. Lovecraft: Our Spiritual Founder
Arthur Limbo: MZR founder and owner
James Champagne: Art, Production, Text, Promotion
Sypha Nadon: Mauvian Symphonist
Dr. Gargoyle: Science, Sound Experimentation
The Fabulous Mr. Meaningless: Dada Muse
The Booda Carrot: Our Godhead

Friday, September 5, 2008

MZR compilation album update

The upcoming release of the first MZR compilation album will be slightly delayed to the influx of new material we have coming in. Rest assured that this new material will only serve to enhance the listening experience.

Also, in addition to the extensive liner notes, a short story written by James Champagne will accompany the album. This story, called "Mauve Movies: A Neo-Goth Narrative", will be around 20 pages long, and is his first new short story since "Kali Yuga" (which was written in 2006). It is hoped that this fictional work will compliment the sounds on the album itself. At the moment James is only 7 pages into the story, so he is almost half done it. Which also accounts for the delay of the compilation.

Future MZR albums may also be enhanced with prose artifacts and other various objets d'art noir. On this subject, however, we cannot elaborate at the moment.

The art book "Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy And Art" is highly recommended, despite its hefty price tag (well, it is an art book, after all). The lover of Max Ernst, Carrington is an accomplished surrealist artist in her own right, and also a novelist. Her art perfectly captures a certain atmosphere that we find evocative and delightful. One of her works ("The Ancestor") can be seen adorning the top of this press release.