This release from Tri-Cornered Tent Show with guests Rent Romus – reeds/voice/zither rod and Jeff Hobbs- violin, trumpet is inspired by early 20th Century horror-scifi writer H.P. Lovecraft’s 38-sonnet piece entitled “Fungi In Yuggoth”.
Thanks to the underground discovery by Edgetone Records Research Director, Roderick Repke, music by a Dr. Harold Farnese who wrote an unfinished operetta for Lovecraft’s sonnets was discovered, and is the loose basis for the finished Legion of Dagon project now available.
* Poems: “Fungi from Yuggoth” by H.P. Lovecraft, public domain & Arrangement of lost score written for Lovecraft by Harold Farnese, in 1932, public domain
“LEGION OF DAGON: Jazzy, skronky experimental rock is a difficult thing to pull off, even if you’re an inarguably brilliant musician — conduct an opinion poll at your local record store and you’ll find that music lovers are split between thinking guys like Bill Laswell and Buckethead are brilliant and that they’re unpardonably awful. Tri-Cornered Tent Show work that same cartoonish, histrionic end of the noise rock spectrum, and Legion of Dagon is, as you’d guess, a love or hate proposition. You’ll either find it wanky and mawkish or refreshing and daring. Either way, you’ll have a difficult time remaining neutral toward their squibbling reed instruments, Lovercraft-inspired lyrics and dramatic percussive flourishes.”
– Phillip Buchan, Splendid Magazine (Dec 29, 2004)