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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Periodically, we will update "Grimoire" so that these typos and errata may be fixed. We thank you for your assistance.
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