Oct 2015 01

Cadabra Records to issue H.P. Lovecraft spoken word LPCadabra Records, a label specializing in spoken word, will be releasing in January of 2016 the first in a series dedicated to the stories of weird fiction author H.P. Lovecraft. Read by Andrew Leman and including liner notes written by leading Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi, this first entry will feature “The Hound” and “The Music of Erich Zann.” Leman, a partner of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, is an actor/producer/director, most renowned for the 2005 movie adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu and 2009’s The Whisperer in Darkness. He has also conducted readings of Lovecraft’s works for H.P. Podcraft (The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast), as well as the H.P.L.H.S.’s Dark Adventure Raadio Theatre radio dramas. This LP reading of “The Hound” and “The Music of Erich Zann,” limited to an initial pressing of 500 copies, marks the first time Lovecraft’s works have been read on vinyl in over 35 years, featuring artwork by Alan Brown and sound/effects by Hickey. Pre-orders for the LP will be available during the first week of November, pressed on 150-gram vinyl and housed in an “old style” gatefold jacket with four page booklet.
August 20, 2015 marked the 125th birthday of H.P. Lovecraft, who died on March 15, 1937; his collected literary works have been reprinted by numerous publishers over the course of the last century, all still available in the public domain. His work in weird fiction (a term encompassing horror, sci-fi, and fantasy) has served as inspiration to authors like Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Brian Lumley, and Caitlin R. Kiernan, as well as to musicial groups like Metallica, The Unquiet Void, Nox Arcana, and filmmakers Guillermo del Toro, Stuart Gordon, and John Carpenter.

 

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