Monday, October 17, 2011

OUT NOW: James Champagne: Halloween Time [MZR026]

In the spirit of the holiday season, MZR is pleased to present the live performance of my poem "Halloween Time." The following poem was composed when I was a student at Bernon Heights Elementary School, probably when I was in the second or third grade. It won some kind of school-wide poetry contest that was being held then, and I and the rest of the winners had to go down to a local radio station and read our poem on-air, which was, needless to say, an interesting experience. This recording is taken from that broadcast, and features myself reading the poem I had penned.

"Halloween Time"
by James Champagne

It's Halloween, and the Ghostly Queen,
is sending out monsters all slimy and green.
On the streets are headless goons,
and a wicked witch flies past the moon.
Jack-o-lantern's eyes are bright,
as people run in terror or fright.
A ghost goes and haunts a house,
scaring away a giant mouse.
The werewolves run and bite people they've never met,
causing many horrible deaths.
Vampires bite people on the necks,
a giant frog says "Blech!"
But out comes the sun, the monsters run,
and Halloween is all done.

It can be downloaded for free at MZR's Internet Archive page:

A video has also been posted on Youtube:

Monday, August 22, 2011


Mauve Zone Recordings is pleased to announce the release of 4NIC8, the fifth full-length studio album from Sypha Nadon and his proper follow-up to 2009's Our Lady of the Flowers of the Red Night. Imagine J.G. Ballard going Witch house, Salem trying to record their own dirty cover version of Pretty Hate Machine. Due to the sexual content of this album it is recommended primarily for adults, though Wilhelm Reich would probably disagree on this point.

"All things fornicating all the time." -Austin Osman Spare


1. ! (2:03)
2. Orgasm (4:49)
3. STRIPPER (3:03)
4. Kit10's Shower (0:55)
5. Fucking Lichelle (4:01)
6. Sara's B00bz (5:09)
7. Piano Piece for Cocksucking (2:40)
8. Slutz (6:00)
9. Room Service (7:27)
10. Booby Luvin' Alien (0:14)

Total Running Time: around 35-36 minutes

Sypha Nadon (all drones, beats, guitar, bass, electronics, noise, organs, sexophone)
James Champagne (samples, + piano on trax 1 & 7)
DJ Munge: (turntable scratching on trax 5)

Guest performances: Kitten Natividad (trax 4), Lichelle Marie (trax 5), Sara Jay (track 6), Brent Corrigan and Carson (trax 9). The performers on trax 2,3,7 & 8 wish to remain anonymous

Samples from tracks 1 & 10 taken from the Japanese anime film "Anyone You Can Do I Can Do Better." Track 4 is a sample from the film "Takin' It All Off" (1987). Samples from track 9 taken from a Brent Corrigan film entitled "Room Service." Many of the other samples on this album were taken from videos found on the Dailymotion website.

All songs by Sypha Nadon
Recorded 2011 at Mauve Zone Recordings Studios
Produced by James Champagne
Front and back cover art assembled by James Champagne (with special thanks to AOS)
Front cover model: Leanne Crow / Back cover model: Brent Corrigan

As always the album may be downloaded for free at our page at the Internet Archive: