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H.P. Lovecraft

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1) Howard Phillips Lovecraft, (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction.

2) H.P. Lovecraft was an American psychedelic rock group of the 1960s and 1970s who took their name from the eponymous horror writer.

n.b. See also the several artists under the name Lovecraft.

1) Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s guiding literary principle was what he termed “cosmicism” or “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. As early as the 1940s, Lovecraft had developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fiction featuring a pantheon of humanity-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.[1][2] Lovecraft’s protagonists usually achieve the antithesis of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality and the abyss.

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  • nudie-noir

    For people listening to Lovecraft audiobooks who don't want it scrobbling here, just change the artist name to "H. P. Lovecraft" with a space between H. and P. That will scrobble it to the page for the author.

    16 Jun 3:04pm Reply
  • mazetias

    Poor Lovecraft :(

    7 Jun 5:52pm Reply
  • activewaste

    Jeez! I listen to the author and get scrobbles here. So Legioona, RussellChap, especially WolfMasterZero etc. must think me a lazy horrible person. So maybe listening to a book is not as intellectual as reading a book. But I dare anyone to say that listening to a book is less intelligent than listening to a band. I love listening to Lovecraft the author, the person, the original and if people have a problem with that here. Well.... I hope you signed on to Obamacare or live in Europe because your shrink bills are gonna be big. Why is listening to books worse than listening to music?? I like both. I respect those listening to the band if they respect those listening to the original Lovecraft

    18 Feb 5:42pm Reply
  • WolfMasterZero

    @Legioona No, the real problem is clearly that people want to talk/read about a band on a music site. How dare they?

    9 Feb 7:54pm Reply
  • RussellChap

    Audio books are for lazy twats

    30 Jan 10:59am Reply
  • zmbNovella

    Why do people scrobble a band called H.P. Lovecaft? Does that increase their hipsterswag? *beware: sarcasm intended*

    26 Jan 1:06am Reply
  • LeCoinNawak

    Psychedelic rock??

    24 Jan 12:31am Reply
  • Aethelgrim

    because they do? who says its on their computer? could be a phone/ipod/tablet, bell end...

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Legioona

    NOT SURE WHY PEOPLE LISTEN TO AUDIOBOOKS ON THE COMPUTER, TRUELY THE GREAT QUANDARY OF THIS GENERATION

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TIWL

    @nichtsein000/ICHWILLBIER: How bad, I'll be crying as of this moment and won't listen to this fabulous band because some jerks say their name is stupid.

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Quisquillian

    H.P. Lovecraft is an excellent name for a band [59,930]

    7 May 2013 Reply
  • ICHWILLBIER

    I'm not sure why people scrobble audiobooks in the first place. Does it increase their hipster swag? ??? I'm not sure why you think H.P. Lovecraft increases "hipster swag"? wtf is "hipster swag"?

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • DeadKinks

    One of the greatest American bands ever, inspired by one of the greatest American writers ever. Shame neither of them got 1% of the recognition they deserved at their day. Also, one would think The Glass Prism, with their Poe stuff, should be one of the top similar artists, even though they're not half as awesome.

    18 Sep 2012 Reply
  • little-bluebird

    let you mind tarry...

    6 Sep 2012 Reply
  • DarklingAnubiss

    Take 2mins out of your busy lifestyle to check out my music @ http://www.last.fm/music/lithium+headrush, for fans of dark ambient, industrial, prog and instrumental gothic metal ;p feedback and criticism is ALWAYS appreciated, thanks! Yours in darkness Anubiss

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Fishmonk

    Great, better than Iron Butterfly, better than The Doors, easily the best American group in this style.

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Amputator_666

    Wtf is this shit?

    11 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Lowlight26

    <_<

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • WolfMasterZero

    I'm not sure why people scrobble audiobooks in the first place. Does it increase their hipster swag?

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Color_Of_Sound

    Provocative and unique psychedelic band !!! If you like darker psych rock...check this out.

    2 May 2012 Reply
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