Lovecraft Inspired Project Unites Futurist Musicians from Around the World in Art of Eldritch Noise
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Portland, Oregon – January 28, 2017 – The trend in the arts to embrace the works of H. P. Lovecraft as a source of inspiration has spawned a new movement, Lovecraftian Futurism. This recent artistic direction merges aesthetics drawn from Italian Futurism of the early 20th Century with those of the dark, foreboding narratives of Mythos-related literature and film. One of the groups spearheading this art movement is a collective of creatives whose members are spread throughout the world, called the New Leaders of the Eldritch Cult.
This conglomeration consists of directors, actors, visual artists, writers, and more, but is primarily made up of composers and performers of dark ambient music. With members residing in Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South America, the U.K., the U.S., and more, the New leaders of the Eldritch Cult genuinely span the globe.
Dagon Records, following their relocation from London, UK, to Portland, Oregon, US, has chosen to make their first release out of their new home city a CD for the New Leaders of the Eldritch Cult. The album features Dagon Records artists, as well as some from New York’s Alrealon Records, and from sister-label Sombre Soniks, based in the U.K. The title of the CD appropriately describes the creative movement in one phrase: The Art of Eldritch Noise, referencing Luigi Russolo’s call for musicians to embrace Futurist sensibilities, then tying the release almost directly to Lovecraft, who is sometimes referred to as “the master of eldritch horror”. The release features various experimental performers, including Arcaide (FR), Babalith (PT), Druhá Smrt (CZ), and Hell is Carbon, Benjamin Norman Pierce, The Strange Walls, and Seesar (US). All tracks are collaborations, and the sounds on CD are created using electronics, extended techniques on traditional instruments, or performances on homemade instruments and household items re-purposed for the making of the music on the release.
“I are very proud to be part of this important and cutting-edge movement of Lovecraftian Futurism; and I am extremely pleased with the results of the collaboration between these amazing artists!” says Will Connor, AKA Seesar. “This, too, is only the beginning. Dagon Records has offered to release approximately two to three New Leaders soundscape collections each year, as long as New Leaders are willing to work with them.”
The Art of Eldritch Noise was released digitally on the 23rd of November, 2016, with a physical CD of the album slated to be available and distributed in Spring of 2017. For more information on the New Leaders of the Eldritch Cult, including the movement’s manifesto for music-makers, visit: http://www.facebook.com/NLotEC The digital version of the Art of Eldritch Noise is available here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/newleadersoftheeldritchc
Check out more about Lovecraftian Futurism and the Art of Eldritch Noise at seesarmusic.com.
The New Leaders of the Eldritch Cult was formed by Will Connor in 2015 in response to encountering a large number of other artists working within the Lovecraftian Futurist art movement, in particular composer and ritual music performer Akoustik Timbre Frekuency, film maker Malik Madguten, and immersive performance company Dread Falls Theatre. The conglomerate was formed to develop and promote this important new direction of art that draws from two important staples of modern expression. New Leaders of the Eldritch Cult currently is comprised of 30 members, representing 10 countries. Future projects include collaborations between visual artists and sound designers, a book of fiction and non-fiction related to the movement, a series of podcasts dramatizing members’ stories with music from the NLotEC composers, and more album releases, including a collection of simulated Lovecraftian rituals, a tribute to non-English Mythos writers, and a collection of all-female member collaborations.
New Leaders of the Eldritch Cult
8007 SE 65th Ave, Portland, OR, USA 97206
Press Kit: http://seesarmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/NLotEC-AoEN-One-Sheet.pdf