As October nears here in Detroit, that means one thing, Theatre Bizarre is upon us! We’re excited to welcome back the mastermind of the world’s greatest masquerade John Dunivant as he brings us Carpe Noctem, his latest collaboration with M.C. Nightshade & the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra in celebration of this year’s festivities. This vinyl edition finds David J. aka M.C. Nightshade (formerly of Bauhaus & Love and Rockets) playing alongside some of the finest cabaret jazz musicians Detroit has to offer. We’ll have extremely limited quantities of the Carpe Noctem Deluxe Edition – which includes a 12 inch LP plus a bonus 7 inch single featuring an amazing new arrangement of Bauhaus’s goth rock classic “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” as well as a signed, numbered edition of 100 of the amazing gate fold art featuring the work of Theatre Bizarre mastermind John Dunivant. Be sure to grab yours here before they are gone!
“This is truly a unique and remarkable recording, imagine, if you will, a character infused with great spirit of the Weimar Republic’s Kurt Weill blended with a haunted Tom Waits having a nervous breakdown reconciling the sounds of New Orleans haunted by the gothic pitches of Northampton encased in the broken mirror dark carny mythology of Detroit’s annual interactive art exhibition known as Theatre Bizarre.
This album is must of fans of David J’s work, lovers of cabaret or traditional jazz and/or those who appreciate the darker side of the arts – be it Halloween, carnivals or the figures, and disfigures, who haunt the midway. Hear M.C. Nightshade’s latest original works as well as hauntingly rendered covers of songs by Beck, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and, David J’s legendary band, Bauhaus.
Beyond the sounds, this album is presented in a beautiful gatefold, limited, hand numbered edition was rendered by Theatre Bizarre’s mastermind & designer, John Dunivant.
Carpe Noctem is available in two editions totaling only 500 pieces in this first pressing. The Carpe Noctem: Deluxe Edition – the 12 inch LP plus a bonus 7 inch single featuring an amazing new arrangement of Bauhaus’s goth rock classic “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”. This edition is signed by David J, Theatre Bizarre mastermind John Dunivant, and TBO band leader Joshua James. It also includes a signed, numbered edition of 100 of the amazing gate fold art.”
Be sure that you do not miss this year’s masquarade as Theatre Bizarre takes on back to back weekends for the FIRST TIME! Grab your tickets at TheatreBizarre.com or by clicking below.