Spoken arts specialty label Cadabra Records issues several pieces of news to begin the new year, with an update on the label’s adaptation of BRAM STOKER’s Dracula, as well as the introduction of new titles from CLARK ASHTON SMITH, as read by S. T. Joshi, ROLAND TOPOR, as read by Laurence R. Harvey.
The manufacturing of Cadabra Records’ previously-announced upcoming adaptation of BRAM STOKER’s Dracula, as performed by a full cast including Tony “The Candyman” Todd, has been delayed over the holidays. The album is being rescheduled for an early April release, with a confirmed street date, new audio samples, preorder info, and much more to be issued in the coming weeks. A clip of the album is already streaming at Bloody-Disgusting RIGHT HERE.
The eighth Cadabra title 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.
Additionally, 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.
Both CLARK ASHTON SMITH’s The Muse Of Hyperborea LP, and Roland TOPOR’s No Ordinary Fairy 7” will be made available for sale next Friday, January 13th. Watch for audio samples and order links in the coming days.