Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dark Tentacle Website

Just in time for Halloween, at last, the official Dark Tentacle website (which also includes the official Mauve Zone Recordings website). It is still in a larval stage at the moment, so please excuse the raw look it has at this point. A work in progress, it will be ever mutating over the coming weeks, so keep watch everyday for new content. More details coming soon...

Oh yes, and Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dark Tentacle Website News + MZR Political Endorsement

The official Dark Tentacle website is set to be unveiled to the public this Halloween. As The Dark Tentacle is an umbrella organization, the website will be a portal of sorts, also housing the following organizations:

Organization Name/Head of Organization/Purpose of Organization

Mauve Zone Recordings: Arthur Limbo (Music)
Necronomicon Transhumanist Society: Administrator Zlaxalah (Philosophy)
The Sodality of the Holy Shadow: Sister Zillah Champagne (Religion)
Dark Tentacle Publishing: VACANT FOR NOW (Literature)

Generally speaking, we here at MZR generally do not discuss politics all that often. Then again, the Surrealists were never one to shy away from the issue, so, with that in mind (and needless to say the stance of the heads of MZR does not in any way reflect the political viewpoints of all the artists on our label), I would like to say here that Mauve Zone Recordings supports Barack Obama in his bid for Presidency of the United States.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

We Have A Special Plan For This World

Everything you've heard about Mauve Zone Recordings is true.

We are operators at the highest level.

And now, dear listener, the Dark Tentacle is pointing at you.

Come, take your place for the Danse Macabre!

Here at MZR, we want to party like it's 1899.

Masked balls and opium orgies, green tea and the recital of Baudelaire poetry, seances and haunted ouija tables.

The Name of the Party: "A Dream as White as the Death of a Seagull"

Where: The Mauve Zone.

When: now, within the adumbration of some future nameless Aeon.

This season's theme: 19th-century style French Decadence.

Special guests in attendance:

J.K. Huysmans, Jean Lorrain, Remy de Gourmont, Rachilde, Octave Mirbeau, H.P. Lovecraft, the Abbe Boullan, Dr. Johannes, Canon Docre, Durtal, Maldoror, Antichrist, St. Moravagine, St. Teresa of Avila, The Black Glove, Dr. Simon Hurt, The Joker, Set, Kenneth Grant, Michael Bertiaux, LAM, William S. Burroughs, Jean Genet, Arthur Rimbaud, August Strindberg, Bruno Schulz, Leonora Carrington, Andy Warhol, Richard Marsh, Sax Rohmer, The Fabulous Mr. Meaningless, The Crying Spider, Lord Cthulhu, Patrick Bateman, Choronzon, The Kliphotic King of the Larvae of the Dead, and the Booda Carrot himself.

Portraits of guests being provided by Odilon Redon.

This event is being sponsored in collaboration with Mauve Zone Recordings, The Necronomicon Transhumanist Society, The Sodality of the Holy Shadow, The Ghooric Order of the Shoggothian Nuns, The Final Church of the Zumb Zumb Apocalypse, The Cultus of the Locusts, and, of course, The Dark Tentacle itself.

All guests will be receiving a special party favor, which is the soundtrack to this event:

This album, the very first compilation album from Mauve Zone Recordings, features tracks from every artist who has contributed to our label up to this point in space-time. It also features guest appearances from other interesting parties (such as To Repel Ghosts), to say nothing of artists whose work will be showcased in greater detail in the future (in particular, Serapeum and Orchestra 23). This album also marks the worldwide debut of Moya Sestra, who we are very happy to unleash on the populance. In addition to all of this, the album comes with a short story named Mauve Movies, a Neo-Goth Narrative that illustrates the sort of ultradimensional perichoresis we strive for. A big thank you to every artist who has contributed to not only this album but also to MZR thus far, and also we would like to thank those of you who have listened to our albums.

This album was channeled to Earth from a nameless Aeon of the future. To be more precise, March 15, 2337, a date highly significant in that it marks not only the 400 year anniversary of the death of H.P. Lovecraft, but also the discovery of the Ghooric Zone on one of the moons of Yuggoth by a group of space-traveling sex-crazed cyborgs.

Finally, we would like to dedicate this album to Fire Hydrant 451 and One Hundred Years of Salad Two.

Running time: 60 minutes

Track listing:

1. Orchestra 23: Intro (4:29)
2. The Cat Band: Goods in the Hood (3:12)
3. Sypha Nadon: The Wish Wish Song (4:22)
4. The People's Tongue: Staunch (2:14)
5. To Repel Ghosts: Blow (4:43)
6. Serapeum: Fansystem (4:39)
7. Zyklon Vagina: The Creeping Sickness (2:42)
8. Orchestra 23: Intermission (1:38)
9. Bryce Clayton Eiman: Sex in Heaven (4:22)
10. Thomas Moronic: Boulder Dash (5:12)
11. Moya Sestra: Spider Joe (5:40)
12. Boy Destroyer: Wild Boys Remix (3:20)
13. Sypha Nadon: The Mauve Zone (7:33)
14. Orchestra 23: Outro (2:56)
15. James Champagne: The Lord's Prayer (2:38)

album front cover artwork by Erik Visser.

You may download your party favor for free (as always) here:

Questions and concerns may be directed either to one of our gargoyle staff members or sent to

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

MZR 014 update

MZR 014, A Dream as White as the Death of a Seagull, is set to be released the week of October 12. Due to various circumstances the tracklisting has been enlarged. More details to come.