2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the life of H.P. Lovecraft, the creative mastermind who helped attract countless souls into the realms offiction for more than a century, responsible for the creation of timeless stories such as The Call of Cthulhu, At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Dunwich Horror, and many more.
With this, the first in an ongoing series for Cadabra Records, reader Andrew Leman brings to life two of the legendary American writer’s stories, The Hound and The Music Of Erich Zann. Leman is a partner of the H.P. Lovecraft historical society, a professional actor with years of stage, screen, and audio performances including The Call of Cthulhu, The Whisperer in Darkness, and Dark Adventure Radio Theatre. Leman’s voice captures the terror, dread, suspense, and madness permeating Lovecraft’s writing. Additionally, the liner notes for the record were written by by S.T. Joshi who is a leading scholar on the writer and the author of H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West (1990), I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (2010), Lovecraft and an Age In Transition (2014), and other critical and biographical works. With sound and effects handled by Hickey and the artwork commissioned to Alan Brown, The Hound and The Music of Erich Zann will mark the first time Lovecraft has been read on vinyl in over 35 years.
H.P. Lovecraft remains a master of the weird tale, his influence has spanned through generations of filmmakers, musicians, artists, and authors alike. Whether you’ve already read his work or are new to Lovecraft, we promise you will gasp in wonder to the horrors within. Dim the lights, close your eyes, and listen to some of the greatest tales of horror ever told.
Cadabra Records specializes the spoken arts — specifically, dark words in the vinyl format — and The Hound and The Music of Erich Zann will see an initial first pressing of 500 copies. The LP will be pressed on 150-gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold tip-on “old style” jacket, including a 4-page booklet with new liner notes and more. Pre-orders will be made available the first week of November and the album will ship out in January. Stand by for further details.
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