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Lovecraft - Azathoth's Court Musicians by KingOvRats Lovecraft - Azathoth's Court Musicians by KingOvRats
Developing further from shapless larvae the Other Gods display amazing variety of shapes and formes.

According to the quotes I gave these

*bat wings
*flute like vocal organs
* the top variety, has stiff membranes and heavy stalks that are probably capable of making the drum-like sounds.

amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin, monotonous whine of accursed flutes; to which detestable pounding and piping dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic Ultimate gods

H. P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath

Here the vast Lord of All in darkness muttered
Things he had dreamed but could not understand,
While near him shapeless bat-things flopped and fluttered
In idiot vortices that ray-streams fanned.


H. P. Lovecraft, Fungi from Yuggoth XXII. Azathoth
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:iconmrmadmaniac:
MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist
My kind of music!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Good!:D
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
If some FOOL or lunatic summons Azathoth and he arrives - best if at least one of these -musicians- comes with him, as its -music- will delay Azathoth having a fit ! The sight of Azathoth induces insanity !!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Don't the musicians themselves cause insanity too?

I think the story fo erich Zann might suggest that.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You KNOW that you're approaching the throne of Azathoth, when you hear the flutes & the drums. But get close enough to hear the music clearly -and you're in mortal danger !
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
I think when you are close enough to even hear it lightly you are already as good as dead!:)
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Very cool :)
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks:)
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
You're welcome :)
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Ikran Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Awesome! we almost don't see these guys depicted around. It never ocurred to me that they'd have flute and drum-like organs, which make more sense in context.
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