by Dennis Weiler on April 11, 2016
After many a stumbling block, we're finally going to have the NEW HPL Poetry CD in hand very soon! Dublin's own Graham Plowman scored all of the poetry for us, in beautiful work featuring almost-exclusively "conventional" instrumentation, in stark contrast to our 20th-Century version's ambient electronic sound. Will Hart's readings are also very oriented to the poetry's rhyme and meter, in contrast to the highly theatrical mode of John Arthur's reading-- all-in-all, it's a great complement to the earlier recording.
We've added the cream of HPL's other Weird Poetry to fill out the CD, including "The Ancient Track" "Nemesis" and "Hallowe'en in a Suburb" among others.
It was wonderful to get permission from the Arfstrom estate to use his HPL portrait for the cover-- unfortunately, Jon died while we were originally negotiating this, which certainly slowed things down.
Last but certainly not least, S.T. Joshi graciously contributed the notes for the 12-page booklet.