Laura Karpman & Raphael Saadiq

Lovecraft Country (Original HBO Series Music) (Colored)

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Release Date: 05/27/2022
Format: 3 X LP
Label: Waxwork Records – WW131
Release type: 180 Gram Colored Triple Vinyl LP Pressing

Waxwork Records is thrilled to present LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Soundtrack From The HBO Original Series by Laura Karpman and Raphael Saadiq as a deluxe and expansive triple album set. Pressed across three 180 gram colored vinyl records and housed in a heavyweight triple gatefold jacket featuring matte satin coating and artwork by Ngabo D. Cesar (El'Cesart) and Sam Gilbey.

Lovecraft Country is an American horror drama television series based on and serving as a continuation of the 2016 novel of the same name. The series follows a young black man who travels across the segregated United States in the 1950’s in search of his missing father, learning of dark secrets plaguing a town on which famous horror writer H.P. Lovecraft based the location of many of his fictional tales.. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome the racist horrors of Jim Crow era America and terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback novel.

Showrunner Misha Green asked composers Laura Karpman and Raphael Saadiq to capture a sound she coined ‘gothic R&B,’ which the pair flawlessly produced, combining influences from J Dilla, 1960’s string work, & 18th century classical. Karpman describes the score as “the Twilight Zone meets Raphael Saadiq.”

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Karpman and Saadiq faced many challenges creating the score, but agree that ultimately, they wouldn’t have gotten the extraordinary sound they achieved had they undergone the traditional recording process. To achieve the full orchestra sound the creators wanted during the height of the pandemic, each member of the orchestra had to learn how to use pro-tools in order to record themselves while isolating in their own homes all over the world. To ensure the best sound quality, everything was close-miked, giving the score period authenticity by using the same techniques composers like Bernard Hermann (Psycho, Taxi Driver)l & Jerry Goldsmith (Planet of the Apes) would have used in the 1950’s and 60’s. Additionally, the musicians had no conductor, so Karpman relied heavily on music notation to achieve ‘aleatoric music’ or ‘chance music,’ which is usually attained directly from conductor cues.

  1. Ardham
  2. Atticus Returns
  3. Sundown Town
  4. Hiding In A Shack
  5. Shoggoth Attack
  6. Secret Passageway
  7. Not Atticus
  8. Leti Bought A House
  9. Paddy Wagon Talk
  10. Voices In The Basement
  11. Goat Blood
  12. Pipe Burst
  13. Chat With The Captain
  14. Mama Named A Comet
  15. Museum Break-In
  16. Writing On The Wall
  17. The Vault
  18. Leti Walks The Plank
  19. The Pendulum
  20. Elevator Discovered
  21. Tic Is The Key
  22. Mummy Found
  23. Mummy Transforms
  24. Flooded
  25. Underwater
  26. Cutting Ruby Out
  27. Dead Butterflies
  28. Hillary Skips The Potion
  29. Never A True Believer
  30. Truck Of Nurses
  31. Taking Ji-ah To Atticus
  32. Empty Sex
  33. Atticus Loses Virginity
  34. Demon Lady Journey
  35. Tic Fumes
  36. Portal Opens
  37. Robots Grab Hippolyta
  38. War Training
  39. Celestial Hippolyta
  40. Tic Shuts Down The Portal
  41. Haunting Taunting
  42. Family History
  43. Shoggoth Saves Tic
  44. Multiverse Machine
  45. Greenwood
  46. Montrose Remembers The Bloodshed
  47. Tulsa 1921: Catch The Fire
  48. Dee's Transformation
  49. Bridge Fight
  50. Mortal Immortal
  51. Magic Is Ours Nows
  52. Full Circle

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