Exclusive Spin: No Ordinary Fairy/Muse Of Hyperborea (Cadabra Records)

News / January 12, 2017

On the cloven heels of their Dracula release, Cadabra Records has announced two more spoken word titles. The first tale, “No Ordinary Fairy,” is the story of a boy getting a bit more than he wished for, while the second story, “The Muse of Hyperborea,” is a cosmic tale of dread and horror. Both albums will be on sale at Cadabra Records’ store on January 13th. Here’s the info from Cadabra, along with some song streams:

Cadbra presents No Ordinary Fairy, written by ROLAND TOPOR, and read by Laurence R. Harvey.

TOPOR is most widely known for his role as Renfield in Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979), as well as Threshold Of The Void (1972), The Gatekeeper’s Daughter (1975), Ratataplan (1979), Merci Bernard (1982), and many other cinematic productions. Laurence R. Harvey is probably best known for starring in The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) and The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015). Pressed as a limited 12”, bearing “No Ordinary Fairy” on Side A and “Laying The Queen” on Side B, the record will see a run of 300 copies on 150-gram opaque purple vinyl with a deluxe tip-on jacket, liner notes by Heidi Lovejoy, and art by ROLAND TOPOR himself.

The eighth title from spoken arts specialty label Cadabra Records will arise in the form of a deluxe LP adaptation of The Muse Of Hyperborea, a collection of eighteen poems by CLARK ASHTON SMITH. The passages have here been handpicked by leading horror literature scholar, S. T. Joshi, who handles the readings for the LP. Championed by the likes of George Sterling, H.P. Lovecraft, and others, CLARK ASHTON SMITH’s fiction has demonstrably influenced the work of both his contemporaries, and successors, such as Jack Vance, Roger Zelazny, and Neil Gaiman, his fantastic works having seen publication in such venues as Weird Tales, Wonder Stories, Strange Tales, and more throughout his career. Sound for the record is provided by Theologian, and the artwork has been completed by C. M. Kosemen. The record will see release in an edition of 300 copies on 150-gram opaque red vinyl in a deluxe tip-on jacket.


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

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