Though Jonathan Dennison is best known for churning out righteous riffs and leveling breakdowns with a series of highly influential hardcore bands — The Promise, Another Victim, Path of Resistance, Unholy — the songwriter has taken a sharp turn into the macabre with Cadabra Records, the idiosyncratic label he founded to “exhume the works of influential horror genre icons in a spoken word style.”
The initial Cadabra release will be Where Is Abby? & Other Tales, a homage to the work of iconic Weird Tales mainstay and underground horror illustration legend Lee Brown Coye via “a spoken word album which transports eight short storylines from the significant writer’s catalog in a captivating style, with a high-quality product to present these tales in a way to transcend genre, time and classification.”
“‘Where Is Abby?’ Is loosely based around actual characters from Syracuse,” Dennison tells Decibel. “From The Wizard Of Oz to Tod Brownings Freaks, ‘little’ people have always drawn fascination and wonder from the curious. Where Is Abby? & Other Tales takes you into the mind of one of the greatest illustrators of macabre and fantastic fiction. This is uniquely original material that takes you into a dark place, in old central New York. This should not be missed.”
We’ve got your first taste of the record right here:
And below is a little more information on the release:
Cadabra Records will issue Where Is Abby? & Other Tales on LP and CD on July 30th; the LP in a limited first pressing of 500 copies on 180-gram vinyl packed in a 350 gsm deluxe gatefold jacket with reverse board printing and a 4-panel insert with liner notes, and the CD in a hand-screen printed 4-panel eco-pack. The first 125 vinyl orders will receive a free art print signed by the artist’s son, and reader, Robert Coye. A very limited subscription to the LEE BROWN COYE Collection will also be available, which includes exclusive color vinyl, a T-shirt, a hand screened poster and more.
For more information on Coye pick up a copy of the excellent recent Feral House collection of his work, Pulp Macabre.