The HPLHS’ own Andrew Leman reads two favorite Lovecraft stories on this limited-edition deluxe vinyl record produced by Cadabra Records with gorgeous original art and copious liner notes by renowned Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi.
NOTE: these recordings are NOT dramatizations like our Dark Adventure Radio Theatre. They are readings of Lovecraft's original text.
H.P. Lovecraft - Dagon & The Cats of Ulthar
Vinyl spoken arts label Cadabra Records presents an audio adaption H. P. Lovecraft’s classics Dagon, The Cats of Ulthar & The Music of Erich Zann, read by renown Lovecraftian scholar and narrator Andrew Leman, with an original score by cinematic instrumentalists Anima Morte.
Told from the perspective of a drug-addled mariner, Dagon is H.P. Lovecraft at his scaly and slimy best. First published in 1919, the short story has become one of Lovecraft’s most well known and adapted works, notably by horror director Stuart Gordon and referenced by many other games and novels. Read by Andrew Leman with a synth-driven score by Anima Morte, Dagon moves at an unrelenting pace, challenging you to question everything you think you know about our place in the natural world.
The Cats of Ulthar finishes Side 1, giving Anima Morte a wonderful tale to grow their haunting and melodic score. With Cats, the music takes a decidedly European tone, filled with gentle acoustic guitar offset by bells, chimes, and droning strings. Side 2 contains The Music of Erich Zann, where the score becomes much more immediate and paranoid; the dripping synth sounds and effects enveloping Leman’s masterful reading. As a thrilling bonus, accomplished cellist Leo Svensson Sander gives life to Zann’s mythical instrument, providing a tangible fury you won’t soon forget.
Statues will shine, oceans will rise, and even you may get lost in time and space while listening to this terrifying collection, only available from your friends at Cadabra Records!
• Colored 160 gram vinyl
• Insert with liner notes by Anima Morte
• New essay by weird fiction scholar S. T. Joshi
* Hand calligraphy by Josh Yelle
* Newly commissioned art by Karmazid
• Includes a 24″ x 36″ promotional poster