As 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the life legendary American H.P. Lovecraft, spoken arts label, Cadabra Records, is preparing for the early February LP release of two of the writer’s classic tales, The Hound and The Music of Erich Zann. As an early indulgence for fans of these timeless works, an audio sample from the record has been issued through the grim aid of Rue-Morgue Magazine, as the label makes pre-orders for the album available.author
Check out the Rue-Morgue sample here.
The Hound contains the first mention of the Necronomicon, H.P. Lovecraft’s infamous book of madness-inducing magic and cosmic terror. The story began on September 16, 1922, as Lovecraft toured the Flatbush Reformed Church in Brooklyn with his friend Rheinhart Kleiner, writing about the visit in a letter:
Around the old pile is a hoary churchyard, with internments dating from around 1730 to the middle of the nineteenth century…. From one of the crumbling gravestones — dated 1747 — I chipped a small piece to carry away. It lies before me as I write — and ought to suggest some sort of horror-story. I must place it beneath my pillow as I sleep… who can say what thing might not come out of the centuried earth to exact vengeance for his desecrated tomb? And should it come, who can say what it might not resemble?
Set for official release on February 5, 2016, pre-orders for The Hound & The Music Of Erich Zann are now available through Cadabra Records. The first pressing will see a run of 500 copies on 150-gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold tip-on “old style” jacket, including an 8-page booklet with extensive liner notes and more. Also available today: an extremely limited run of 100 subscriptions in the Lovecraft In Black series. Here, these albums are individually numbered on exclusive colored vinyl with many extras to be announced. These subscriptions include: The Hound & The Music of Erich Zann LP, The Lurking Fear LP, Pickman’s Model and The Picture In The House LP, Hallowe’en In A Suburb & Others 7″ EP — a collection of seven poems exclusive to subscription, and more, as these titles see release through Cadabra over the coming months.
View all pre-order options via Cadabra Records here.
A sample of the record’s B-side tale, The Music Of Erich Zann, and additional info on further upcoming Lovecraft releases through Cadabra Records will be issued in the weeks ahead.
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