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H.P. LOVECRAFT: The Hound & the Music of Erich Zann (Cadabra Records)




H.P. LOVECRAFT: The Hound & the Music of Erich Zann (Cadabra Records)
CD Reviews: March 17, 2016

03/17/16
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



H.P. LOVECRAFT: The Hound & the Music of Erich Zann (Cadabra Records)

I never talk about limited-edition vinyl runs, mostly because they’re never interesting. But in this case, we have a necessary ambient appurtenance for anyone whose “den” is filled with Isaac Asimov anthologies, “realistic” ceramic skulls and the stench of lousy old incense. The people at Cadabra Records are releasing a bunch of classic-horror spoken-word albums for readers of good … taste (get it?), this particular one featuring stories read by actor Andrew Leman, a partner of the Lovecraft historical society, some pretty creepy cover art by Alan Brown and sounds by Teratoma Sound Lab. Leman’s voice is well-suited for the project, though his delivery can seem a bit redundant after a while, but the eerie fright-wig ringouts pervading the atmosphere nullify that and drag the listener down into the fog, which, in the case of “The Hound,” spells the first mention of Lovecraft’s fictional Necronomicon text as found in the February 1924 issue of Weird Tales. Seriously cool goth-bait.





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