“As a fan of H. P. Lovecraft since I was ten years old, and an avid card/board game player myself, I’m thrilled to be part of the Cultistorm project. My music has been used as inspiration for writing, playing the pen and paper role-playing game, board games, and has appeared in horror films. I’m delighted to be able to create an entirely new album of Lovecraft-inspired orchestral and choir music as atmosphere for playing Cultistorm to be included in the box.”
– Graham Plowman
Graham, the composer
Graham Plowman is an Irish composer whose H. P. Lovecraft adaptations to symphonic orchestra made him well-known and well-loved in Lovecraft communities worldwide.
Graham had been learning to play the piano for years when the Lord of the Rings films and their soundtracks inspired him to turn towards film scores. Graham has been composing music for symphonic orchestra since 2010 and also works as a composer for Hollywood films.
Some of his favourite film score composers are John Williams and Danny Elfman. Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky are the classic composers who inspire him.
The musical atmosphere most typical to Lovecraft is that of his early years, and Graham mainly uses instruments that already existed in Lovecraft’s own time. Synthesizers are used to complement the orchestral palette and represent the scientific mind of Lovecraft (and many of his creations, such as the Mi-go and the Great Race of Yith).
Graham’s most important Lovecraftian project is his series, which currently contains 25 compositions presenting the atmosphere of Lovecraft’s short stories with the help of symphonic orchestras. His beautiful melodies cast a spell on the listeners, and reading while listening to Graham’s music creates that high-tension atmosphere that we, the fans of weird stories, love so much.
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