Necronomicon is a fictional book appearing in the stories by horror novelist H. P. Lovecraft. It was first mentioned in Lovecraft's 1924 short story "The Hound", written in 1922, though its purported author, the "Mad Arab" Abdul Alhazred, had been quoted a year earlier in Lovecraft's "The Nameless City". Among other things, the work contains an account of the Old Ones, their history, and the means for summoning them.



Picture by Simon Marsden


H.P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 March 15, 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, known then simply as weird fiction. Lovecraft's major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror; the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fiction featuring a pantheon of human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Christian humanism. Lovecraft's protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.

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Keyboards and Programming by Dario Belloni


Cover image by Simon Marsden


Composed, arranged, performed mixed by Dario Belloni

Recorded between July and September 2004

Mixed and mastered in September 2004

Thanks to:

Giorgio Belloni


In this work I leave melody and I use soundscapes, as dark as possible trying to recreate the gloomy Lovecraft's atmospheres


I use samples from almost everything in this work: vocals, animals' screeches, winds, storms, water.
I add many sound effects.
There are few instruments: some percussions and strings.


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