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Song in commemoration of H. P. Lovecraft's death...

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, known then simply as weird fiction.

Lovecraft's major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror; the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fiction featuring a pantheon of human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Christian humanism. Lovecraft's protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.

Although Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades, and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century, who together with Edgar Allan Poe has exerted "an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction".Stephen King has called Lovecraft "the twentieth Century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." (Wikipedia)

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Uploaded: Mar 08, 2009 - 04:32:07 PM
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Ex_Silentio said 3732 days ago (March 8th, 2009)
Black seas of infinity.
Appropriately creepy track. Nice work.
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smokey bacon jnr said 3729 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
oooh, scary...
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Feter said 3731 days ago (March 8th, 2009)
Call of Cthulhu
This is so deep and thoughtful ..definitely the playin so spheric and
there with passions for the song ...giant work ...really you got the
crime mind n this song ...dramatic and real Art ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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smokey bacon jnr said 3729 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
thanks Feter - how do you manage to listen to so many songs? But thanks for listening to this one.
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kingbee said 3731 days ago (March 9th, 2009)
This is stunning.
Absolutely brilliant.
I've only read bits of H.P Lovecraft but he is a big influence on a lot of artists.
The band Rudimentary Peni's LP Cacocophany draws heavily on Lovecrafts work.
If this doesn't get used for a horror film then it really should be.
Send it to Stephen King
Great stuff
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smokey bacon jnr said 3721 days ago (March 19th, 2009)
Thanks for the very nice comments! I wonder how you get into scoring movies. Mind you, that would make it WORK.
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lengold said 3730 days ago (March 10th, 2009)
Well - that's a
mighty work Peter.
I like a good horror story myself (especially Stephen King). Thanks for the interesting facts - must look up his stories.
This conveys the concept of evil magnificently - could easily be a soundtrack. Great production.

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smokey bacon jnr said 3721 days ago (March 19th, 2009)
Thanks for the great comments Len. You would enjoy Lovecraft - get the penguin collected editions, they're very good.
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T_Being_esq said 3729 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
Call Of Cthulhu
What a jolly tune. I love it. A bleak textured landscape with a Welsh slate sky. A dark pit of despair out of which belches forth sounds from the very bowels of the earth.
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smokey bacon jnr said 3721 days ago (March 19th, 2009)
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Thanks for those supportive comments! There's a lot of despair to be found in Wales!!!!
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anomalous said 3721 days ago (March 19th, 2009)
just the title took me back, i used to play an rpg called call of cthulhu with an old housemate many years ago. This music would have been perfect as an accompaniment. definitely dark. i like it!
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smokey bacon jnr said 3720 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Thanks for the comment! I didn't know such a rpg existed. Interesting.
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Jarvoid said 3712 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Greetings. Like the
dark brooding symbolism.....(or is that cymbalism) in the intro to this. I have read some Lovecraft and it is bleak innit? But I do dig the creatures that he introduced and the fact that gods may not necessarily be the 'right ' shape.This is appropriately sinister......and not at all humorous.

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smokey bacon jnr said 3671 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
Thanks for the listen - yes, Lovecraft's "gods" do not obey the same geometric laws as the rest of us.
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ToddBrodman said 3673 days ago (May 5th, 2009)
Wow, what production!
Dig the vibrato-ish opening, guitar or keyboard? I can't tell. Great concept. Well executed.
Smokey Bacon Jr. Great name! You mean our crappy American culture of fast food excess has invaded Wales!
I might add that you look uncannily the same as an old friend form college. He's a musician too. Go figure! When I first saw your photo, I thought it was really him.
smokey bacon jnr said 3671 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
Smokey says...
My dad used to be a childrens entertainer called Smokey Bacon, so that makes me junior!! All the best musicians look like me...
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Livingstone said 3671 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
nice work on the sound stage
thanx for the lovecraft lesson as well. I lived in Tampa a few years back (well like 93 till 99) and there was a hip tecno band out of Tampa called lovecraft.. they were a couple of dead heads that met on the grateful dead circuite and ended up in tampa writing and playing raves.. had a geat following for about two yrs until the smack put the brakes on them.. there is a Tommy who (tommywho.com) who played second keys for them who still has a few samples of their music on the web.. WHY am I telling you this ?? dunno. I thought since your a fan of the writer that you`d give them a listnen as well.. this piecs was nice and dark.. it felt SCAREY!! good use of reverb yet not TOO much like some people use it.. your guitar work is great!! are they your vocals or are they samples??

thanx its a nice break from the usual , this piece could be put to video easily... if you ever make a video for this send me the post!!

smokey bacon jnr said 3671 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
Thank you
Thanks for the comment on the sound stage, it's something I work very hard at creating. I will try and track down the people you mention. I have been toying with doing a flash video. Maybe this is the tune to use. Thanks!
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nyakki said 3670 days ago (May 9th, 2009)
Great Tribute
Nicely done. Very disturbing. Downloaded and added as a favorite.

Thanks for sharing.

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michaeljayklein said 2260 days ago (March 19th, 2013)
A great tribute...
I'll never forget "discovering" Lovecraft in my late 20s; I only wished there were more of his writings after I read everything! You capture that atmosphere that Lovecraft created so well in writing--great job!
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