Saturday, October 18, 2008

We Have a Special Plan for this World [Mauve Zone Recordings]

[Posted on behalf of our mutated sibling-label Mauve Zone Recordings. The compilation features music by This Plague of Dreaming artists-in-residence To Repel Ghosts and Moya Sestra--remember the artists TRG announced that they would be bringing back with them? Watch for their debut album on This Plague of Dreaming sometime in the coming months.]

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 Warehol, 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

Friday, October 3, 2008

New Release: Gabran - Harcana

Gabran - Harcana
[free mp3 download]

(experimental, electroacoustic)

"The message of music is a message on the world of sounds, on a world that all know, but still explore to fund both from the composer and from that of the public that enjoys it.

"The composer is the explorer that, digging in himself, travels in this world bringing us the fabulous news that of time in time he succeeds in discovering.

"The true composer is one who opens new streets of access in the tangle of the forest of sound, and that doesn't stop for any obstacle or exploit other people's discoveries to make their career and to enter in a mass-market more and more and culturally directed by the musical industry.

"It is for this that we need to wander, often in the dark, in search of a new light able to illuminate a road that leads to a truth, even if provisional, because the composer, as every other artist, doesn't do anything else other than try to demolish the walls of his experience in the attempt to always give one new awareness to the human communication.

"The world of sounds is not a closed world, its essence is that to be open. A world without confinements, an apéiron: an endless indefinite.

"The sound is anywhere."

01. Theme of the Night
02. Orion dream
03. Tolls
04. Sentimental Synthesis
05. In the falling ruins
06. Cool morning
07. Bells with apparitions
08. Anxious and pacific Goods