Mountains of Madness DVD

A DVD of the Alex Hacke/Tiger Lillies performance of 'Mountains of Madness' will be released.

The Berlin performance of' The Mountains of Madness' based on

stories by H.P. Lovecraft was filmed for release on DVD. At present

there are no plans for a CD version.

As the show was so

well recieved by the large crowd who attended, plans are now afoot to

perform more concerts some point in 2006.

With 12 new

songs from the Tiger Lillies, infernal electronica and narration by

Alexander Hacke and set design/illustrations by Danielle de Picciotto,

Mountains of Madness is a tribute to the paranoid fantasy and myth of

H.P. Lovecraft.


mountains of madness are the preferred location  for change under

the double sign of the ancient and  the monstrous."   (Gilles Menegaldo)


his lifetime, H.P. Lovecraft (born August 20th, 1890 in Providence,

Rhode Island) did  not make a name for himself as an author, yet

today he enjoys the posthumous fame of  being regarded as one of

the most outstanding and important writers of gothic literature.

Alexander Hacke, bass player for the German band Einstürzende

Neubauten, and  London-based band The Tiger Lillies, broadly

admired for their choices of unusual material  and their eclectic

musical repertoire, joined forces for the first time to pay a very

special  tribute to H.P. Lovecraft?s genius and mastery.


a result of several months of work, Alexander Hacke and The Tiger

Lillies co-present the world premiere of their musical 

performance which is based on some of Lovecraft?s eerie stories such as

"The Rats In The  Walls?, "At The Mountains Of Madness," and

"Cthulhu Mythos." Martyn Jacques?  penetrating falsetto, the

musical saw, the piano and the stand-up bass are being surrounded and

accompanied by Alexander Hacke?s electronic soundscapes: This will be a

unique first-time-ever event, up until now, The Tiger Lillies have

never been accompanied by electronic instruments in any collaborative


In "At The Mountains Of Madness", stories of

ancient gods, inexplicable terror and lost souls are being lastingly

brought to life in a sometimes humorous, yet gloomy and melancholic

manner. The eccentric confrontation of The Tiger Lillies' rather

traditional array of instruments with Alexander Hacke?s sound

compositions give this performance its ghostly threedimensional depth

in which an open-minded audience can immerge in with a glee of


The production?s very special stage design is

the work of artist Danielle de  Picciotto. With their partly

intentionally old-fashioned, partly modern elements, de Picciotto?s

"Nature Morte"- still lives - emphasize Lovecraft?s scurrilous stories

in an expressive way.  Lutz John, known for his impressive work

for bands such as the Einsturzenden Neubauten and Wir sind Helden,

will, once more, magically transform the stage with the mere beauty of

his lights.