HDK 170 † JOHN REPPION & GNOLL "Faer the Wanderer" CASSETTE

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Here we go again: Gnoll is back! The brutal dungeon-synth ensemble was this time involved in a collaboration of epic proportions called…

... 𝐹𝒶𝑒𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒲𝒶𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓇𝑒𝓇!


Faer is a Conan-esque character specifically invented for HDK by the English writer John Reppion (co-author with his wife Leah Moore of masterpiece comics such as Albion and Wild Girl, fresh from collaboration with... Iron Maiden!): Faer the Wanderer is a tribute to the glorious heroic-fantasy paperbacks of the 70s, but with typical vibes of the "dark-age" of American comics of the early 90s.

HDK commissioned the London artist Samuel Allan (already our collaborator for the cover of Cro-man 2: the Curse of the Wizard), to take care of the character design and to create shocking action artwork inspired by John's subjects; GNOLL finally sprung into action and brought Faer's adventures to life through music, as usual weaving together brooding synths, dark orchestrations, and tons of sense of wonder.

The result is this almost hour-long tape wrapped in Samuel Allan's vigorous illustrations, soundtrack of a 32-page booklet containing three Faer the Wanderer stories from the fairy pen (or keyboard?) of John Reppion.

Can we perhaps talk about the first "Dungeon-synth Kolossal" ever made?


"𝒜 𝓌𝒶𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓇𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓌𝒶𝓇𝓇𝒾𝑜𝓇, 𝓈𝓌𝑜𝓇𝒹-𝒻𝑜𝓇-𝒽𝒾𝓇𝑒, 𝓀𝓃𝑜𝓌𝓃 𝒷𝓎 𝒹𝒾𝒻𝒻𝑒𝓇𝑒𝓃𝓉 𝓃𝒶𝓂𝑒𝓈 𝒶𝒸𝓇𝑜𝓈𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓁𝒶𝓃𝒹. 𝑀𝒶𝓃𝓎 𝒹𝑒𝑒𝒹𝓈 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓈𝓊𝓃𝑔, 𝓂𝒶𝓃𝓎 𝓁𝑒𝑔𝑒𝓃𝒹𝓈 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓉𝑜𝓁𝒹 𝒷𝓊𝓉 𝓃𝑜𝒷𝑜𝒹𝓎 𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓁𝓁𝓎 𝓀𝓃𝑜𝓌𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓉𝓇𝓊𝓉𝒽 𝒶𝒷𝑜𝓊𝓉 𝐹𝒶𝑒𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒲𝒶𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓇𝑒𝓇. 𝐿𝑒𝓉 𝓂𝑒 𝓉𝑒𝓁𝓁 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒹𝒶𝓎𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝒽𝒾𝑔𝒽 𝒶𝒹𝓋𝑒𝓃𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒..."