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The Quietus , October 27th, 2015 14:09

Newcastle’s hauntological master of drones has crafted a Lovecraft-inspired hour long Halloween special for Spool’s Out Radio on Resonance FM.

Spool's Out Radio #27: Halloween Special with Joseph Curwen by Spool's Out Radio on Mixcloud

To mark the arrival of Samhain, Newcastle-based hauntology/drone master craftsman Joseph Curwen has put together a special hour of HP Lovecraft-inspired music. It was broadcast on Spool’s Out Radio, tQ contributor Tristan Bath’s weekly radio show focusing on music released on cassette tape on London’s Resonance FM.

The piece, comprising a single 60-minute composition and built upon a reading of HP Lovecraft’s 1924 short story The Rats in the Walls, is a sickening hypnotic mix of beats, haunting synths and distorted voices, perfect for costume parties and ritual sacrifice. Joseph Curwen’s Shunned House tape previously featured in tQ’s list of Albums of the Year 2014, and he has recently supported the likes of Sly & the Family Drone live in concert. The Rats in the Walls will receive a physical release at some point in the future.