Exclusive Spin: H.P. Lovecraft — The Lurking Fear, read by Andrew Leman

Exclusive Spin / News / June 2, 2016

Cadabra Records are back again, this time with another of H.P. Lovecraft’s tales of terror — The Lurking Fear. Read expertly by veteran voice actor Andrew Lehman, The Lurking Fear captures the pulpy goodness of 1920s Lovecraft with a hint of industrial goth rock provided by frequent Cadabra collaborator Theologian. Read the release below and give it a listen.

Spoken Arts label, Cadabra Records, is thrilled to announce the next title set for release in their ongoing series in homage to H. P. LOVECRAFT, with the horrifying tale, The Lurking Fear.

Marking the first time in history that The Lurking Fear has been read for vinyl, the upcoming release features a dynamic reading by professional actor Andrew Leman, a co-founder of the H. P. LOVECRAFT Historical Society, who delivers the terror, dread, suspense and madness that permeates LOVECRAFT’s writing with by-the-throat conviction. Dark ambient/industrial outfit, Theologian, backs up Leman’s conveyance of the awesome story, supplying an appropriately macabre and unsettling score.

A segment of the liner notes by S. T. Joshi offers, “Reading LOVECRAFT can on occasion be a guilty pleasure. When we encounter a sentence like this from The Outsider — “It was a compound of all that is unclean, uncanny, unwelcome, abnormal, and detestable” — we are inclined to smile as well as to admire the verbal pyrotechnics that can create such a cascade of evocative adjectives. Especially in his earlier years, LOVECRAFT enjoyed experimenting with this kind of over-the-top horror, and the results are some of his most entertaining stories. The Lurking Fear is one of these.

  • Limited first pressing of 500
  • Carmel swirl 150-gram vinyl
  • Housed in deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket
  • 8 page booklet with new notes by weird fiction scholar S. T. Joshi and more
  • includes a 22” x 28” promotional poster
  • Newly commissioned art by Alan Brown
  • Sound by Theologian

The release will be available 6/3 at cadabrarecords.com with an expected ship date of 7/8/2016. There will be 350 copies available.

Alan Miller
Alan is a songwriter and record store clerk living just north of Nashville, TN.