M.C. Nightshade and the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra | Carpe Noctem

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Bauhaus Beat Circus Ghost Train Orchestra

Album Links
Band Website Facebook page

More Artists From
United States - Michigan

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Retro Swing Jazz: New Orleans Jazz Moods: Mood: Quirky
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Carpe Noctem

by M.C. Nightshade and the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra

Evoking elements of burlesque, vaudeville, cabaret, and trad jazz, the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra present a ticket for entry into this dark carnival, the greatest masquerade on earth.
Genre: Jazz: Retro Swing
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Carpe Noctem
1:48 $0.99
2. When Zombo Comes to Town
5:04 $1.29
3. Procession of the Expatriates
4:49 $0.99
4. A Shudder of Clowns
4:27 $0.99
5. Inside the Cooch Tent
3:47 $1.29
6. We All Wear Cloaks
3:19 $1.29
7. Vaudeville Ghost Light
3:29 $0.99
8. The Carny
6:40 $1.29
9. The Carnival Is Leaving Town
3:08 $0.99
10. St James Infirmary
2:45 $0.99
11. Bela Lugosi's Dead
6:02 $1.29
12. Egyptian Fantasy (Live)
4:55 $0.99
13. My Girl's Pussy (Live)
4:35 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
M. C. Nightshade (AKA David J of Bauhaus / Love and Rockets etc. ) fronts the amazing twelve piece psyche-swing jazz band that is The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra. The album, ‘Carpe Noctem’ (‘Seize the Night’) is a haunting evocation of the spirit of Detroit’s spectacular annual Theatre Bizarre event which takes place at the vast and mysterious Masonic Temple in that dirty old town and of the shadow side of carnival, vaudeville and circus.

Under the direction of Joshua James, the TBO evoke elements of the burlesque, vaudeville, cabaret, and trad jazz in one sonic helping, which serves as the price of admission into the dark carnival, the macabre circus, the spectacular freakshow that is the greatest masquerade on earth: the Theatre Bizarre. Hail, Zombo!

"There's a cackle and a rustle in the autumn leaves,
Something wicked this way weaves."

- When Zombo Comes to Town



to write a review