Sunday, January 10, 2016

Seeding A Dark Future...

The Dunwich Orchestra - H.P. Lovecraft's "The Colour out of Space" (Chapter 1) (2015)


Combining motion comics, animation, atmospheric doom, and the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, this first chapter of a planned quintet serves as an introduction to and demonstration of the talents of the team working to realize the story in a wordless fashion.  With artwork which captures the rural desolation complemented by twanging strings that easily shift into more menacing forms, the moods and narrative are communicated with style and sly humor, building towards the doom with a nice sense of reserve.
While the group's initial IndieGogo campaign to raise funds for the remaining four chapters didn't meet its goal, they've stated an intent to "go back to the drawing desk" and figure out a way to complete the project.  Hopefully they'll piece it out into funding campaigns for one chapter at a time, instead of trying to grab it all in one go.  If you have a fondness for concept-driven doom, Lovecraft's fiction, lavishly-drawn art, and/or wordless story-telling, give this first chapter ten minutes of your time, and keep an ear out for further developments from The Dunwich Orchestra.
~ Gabriel

For Fans Of;    Bell Witch, Earth, Gnaw Their Tongues, Have A Nice Life, Hellenica




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