L o v e c r a f t i a n fn'N i g h t m a r e s

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to
correlate all of its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of
black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should venture far... some day the
piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of
reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the
revelation or flee the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age"

- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu"

Lovecraft gave us worlds of wonder and visions of horror in his fiction and in his
poetry. His elegant style wove a web of both beauty and horror, of unforgettable
images, and of terrifying consequences.

Put to music, a new dimension is revealed. I invite you within...

Lovecraftian Nightmares

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Beyond Zimbabwe
( Full song at |
1:00 min Wave 1.3 Mb (22kHz) | Full lyrics )

"It is thus that the shadow grows mighty and whole,
As it feeds on the body, and sucks at the soul."

Nightmare Lake
( 1:05 Wave 1.4 Mb (22kHz) | Full lyrics )

"For in those depths, there only pace,
The shadows of a voiceless race."

The Ancient Track
( 2:19 min. 340Kb Real Audio 3 (stereo) | Full lyrics )

"There was no hand to hold me back,
That night I found the ancient track."

The Outpost
( 1:50 min. 268Kb Real Audio 3 (stereo) | Full lyrics )

"Their hidden dread ringed outposts brood,
upon a million worlds of space,
Abhorred by every living race,
yet scatheless in their solitude."

( 1:52 min. 275Kb Real Audio 3 (stereo) | Full lyrics )

"And the voyager repining,
Sees the grisly death fires shinning,
Hears the wicked petrel's whining,
As he helpless drifts to sea."

Whispers in the Night
( 2:28 min. 363Kb Real Audio 3 (stereo) | Full lyrics )

"One saving grace would make me blind,
But the lampreys would on me not dine.
For a void thrall stood strong in its grue,
And issued forth 'The worship pylon is not for you.'"

Hounds of Tindalos
( 1:45 min. 257Kb Real Audio 3 (stereo) | Full lyrics )

"Yet nothing forms but the pain and fear,
I cannot see; I cannot hear,
How can the formula be so hard to see?
How can creatures be material that cannot be?"

( 2:01 min. 295Kb Real Audio 3 (stereo) | Full lyrics )

"Thro' the ghoul guarded dateways of slumber,
Past the wan-moon'd abysses of night,
I have lived o'er my lives without number,
I have sounded all things with my sight;
And I struggle and shriek ere the daybreak, being driven to madness with fright."

( 2:23 min. 349Kb Real Audio 3 (stereo) | Full lyrics )

"There is death in the clouds,
There is fear in the night,
For the dead in their shrouds
Hail the sun's turning flight,
And chant wild in the woods as they dance round a Yule-altar fungous and white."

( 4:02 min. 590Kb Real Audio 3 (Stereo) | Full lyrics )

"And only in slumbers of midnight
Appears the lost maid Nathicana,
The pallid the pure Nathicana.
Who fades at the glance of the dreamer."

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