Clark Ashton Smith was an author that lived around the early 20th century that wrote mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror and was also a friend of H.P Lovecraft and also added his own touch to Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos by writing his own stories and expanding of Lovecraft's world and this is a review of a reading from S.T Joshi of his poems called "Inferno" which will be released in June by Cadabra Records and has a musical soundtrack from New York's Theologian a dark ambient/industrial act that has also had their music reviewed before by this zine.
A dark ambient sound starts off the ep along with a reading of a poem that has a very dark gothic horror atmosphere to it and after a few seconds Lucifer and occult themes make their presence known on the recording before adding in the Lovecraftian style horror but read with an atmosphere more close to E.A Poe and the background music also makes the poetry sound more haunting and sinister and after awhile mythological figures are added into the poems and on the second side the poem goes into more of a vampire story while still retaining and Lovecraft feeling.
S.T Joshi and Theologian takes the poems and writings of Clark Ashton Smith and makes it sounds very haunting and dark while also retaining the poetic feeling of his authors and the production sounds very dark.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding recording from Theologian and S.T Joshi and if you are a fan of dark ambient or Cthulu Mythos, you should enjoy this ep. 8/5 out of 10.