Friday, October 30, 2009

OUT NOW: James Champagne: Grimoire [MZR020]


For H.P. Lovecraft and the Cobwebbed Ones.

Written August 25th, 2008-October 31st, 2009.

Contents:

1. London After the Rain
2. Under The Leaves
3. The Nightmare Syndicate
4. Mauve Movies
5. 18 Fragments of a Nightmare
6. Mr. Orwig's Midnight Monologues
7. They Came From The Shadow Of God
8. The Old Chemical Factory
9. The Onyx Glossary
10. Reaping Time Has Come
11. Nihil

220 pages, PDF format

Cover art copyright Stafford Stone: http://www.staffordstone.com/

Mauve Zone Recordings would appreciate it if you alert us to any major typos in this collection. We may be reached at mzr777@gmail.com. Periodically, we will update "Grimoire" so that these typos and errata may be fixed. We thank you for your assistance.

Item Description:

If all books are gateways to other realities, then Grimoire is a portal into a realm of the most profound darkness, a twilight world of black flowers thriving under the monstrous shadows cast forth across time by the writers and poets of the 19th century French Decadence, the art of the Surrealists, and the weird fictions of H.P. Lovecraft and his acolytes. Each of the eleven stories, or Neo-Goth Narratives, which make up this collection presents the reader with a worldview of cosmic nihilism, a morbid atmosphere haunted by the revenants of the fin de sicle practitioners of black magic. Those who lose themselves in these sunless and Satanic vistas will learn arcane words of power, experience forbidden knowledge, and encounter fantastic and grotesque alien beings whose forms and powers we are unable to comprehend, whose very presence can drive one to insanity. Grimoire is no mere book: it is a 90,000 word scream from the Abyss of non-existence, a descent into Hell itself, a dream journal of God's nightmares. Let the Danse Macabre begin!

As always, it may be downloaded for free at our Internet Archive page here: http://www.archive.org/details/MZR020

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Coming soon from Mauve Zone Recordings: James Champagne's "Grimoire" [MZR020]


On October 31st, Halloween, Mauve Zone Recordings, in conjunction with Black Dulia Press, will be releasing Grimoire, the new short story collection by James Champagne. A project that has been in development for over a year, this will be the first book released by Mauve Zone Recordings, who up until this point have released only sonic artifacts. It is hoped that with Grimoire, we will begin to see the appearance of other interesting non-musical products. The book will be in PDF format, is 220 pages long, and consists of 11 short stories, or Neo-Goth Narratives, with a cover created by Typhonian artist Stafford Stone (http://www.staffordstone.com/).

Item description:

If all books are gateways to other realities, then Grimoire is a portal into a realm of the most profound darkness, a twilight world of black flowers thriving under the monstrous shadows cast forth across time by the writers and poets of the 19th century French Decadence, the art of the Surrealists, and the weird fictions of H.P. Lovecraft and his acolytes. Each of the eleven stories, or Neo-Goth Narratives, which make up this collection presents the reader with a world view of cosmic nihilism, a morbid atmosphere haunted by the revenants of the fin de si├Ęcle practitioners of black magic. Those who lose themselves in these sunless and Satanic vistas will learn arcane words of power, experience forbidden knowledge, and encounter fantastic and grotesque alien beings whose forms and powers we are unable to comprehend, whose very presence can drive one to insanity. Grimoire is no mere book: it is a 90,000 word scream from the Abyss of non-existence, a descent into Hell itself, a dream journal of God's nightmares. Let the Danse Macabre begin!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sypha Nadon ver. 2.0.

After ten years of using the Voyetra Digital Orchestrator for my musical compositions, I have decided to utilize a new program for my sonic endeavors: FL Studio. Thus, the most recent Sypha Nadon album I did earlier this year, "Our Lady of the Flowers of the Red Night," was the final album of mine to be done on Voyetra. At the moment I am using the demo version of FL Studio and familiarizing myself with how it functions, but later on this month I plan to purchase it for real. Some of these initial improvised demos and sonic experiments will be released on Mauve Zone Recordings later on this month, as a documentation and historical data related to the birth of the next era of the Sypha Nadon alchemical experiment. This album of improvised demos and free-form experiments will be entitled "Xperiment XX" (in homage to Wilhelm Reich), and the cover art will be the following:

(Yes, that's the face of Christ superimposed over an orgone device. No one ever accused us of subtlety).

Mauve Zone Recordings: Angelic Nightmare Music of the Near Future.