EXPLORING THE OUTER EDGES OF SOCIETY AND MIND

Iridescent Blossoms on the Moons of Saturn – Craig Williams Reads the Poetry of Clark Ashton Smith

Posted in > SOUND by David on October 9, 2017

a3435323364_10“Bow down I am the Emperor of Dreams.”

– Clark Ashton Smith

A trance-inducing collection of daemonic high strangeness – transmitting straight from the eerie afterglow of vintage Weird Tales –

Iridescent Blossoms on the Moons of Saturn: Craig Williams Reads the Poetry of Clark Ashton Smith

“Of younger Americans, none strikes the note of cosmic horror so well as the California poet, artist and fictionist Clark Ashton Smith, whose bizarre writing, drawings, paintings and stories are the delight of a sensitive few.

Mr. Smith has for his background a universe of remote and paralyzing fright – jungles of poisonous and iridescent blossoms on the moons of Saturn, evil and grotesque temples in Atlantis, Lemuria, and forgotten elder worlds, and dank morasses of spotted death-fungi in spectral countries beyond earth’s rim…In sheer daemonic strangeness and fertility of conception, Mr. Smith is perhaps unexcelled by any other writer dead or living. Who else has such gorgeous, luxuriant, and feverishly distorted visions of infinite sphere s and multiple dimensions and lived to tell the tale?”

– H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

credits

released October 9, 2017

Text: Clark Ashton Smith
Voice: Craig Williams
Electronics: Rebecca D’Or/Dominique Dupree
Bass (Track 2): Sage Morbeck
Sound Design: D. Metcalfe

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