What (is it)

One night a strange event occurs. A meteorite strikes a farm in the middle of nowhere. Initially it seems that the meteor has not caused any major damage. However, soon the lives of the farming community begin to change - slowly and mercilessly. Gradually over time, an invisible force sucks all life from the farm and its people, spreading a strange colour and energy across the land.
"The Colour out of Space" is a story by American horror author HP Lovecraft. It portrays the feeling of helplessness and the resulting lethargy which leads to inevitable doom.

Berlin based comic artist and illustrator Andreas Hartung and "The Dunwich Orchestra" adapt this horror parable as a gloomy, episodic picture show. Using an atmospheric soundtrack, completely without words they draw the observer into a hypnotically decelerated maelstrom of horror. It's a dark drone comic picture show.

The adaptation takes the atmosphere and the horror of Lovecraft's story seriously and celebrates it – including its grotesque elements.

"The Colour out of Space" will be released in five parts, each between three and twelve minutes long and will be gradually published on the web.

For more information please check the press booklet.
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Who (does it)

Andreas Hartung

Berlin based comic artist and illustrator Andreas Hartung is the project's initiator. He is the founder and head of the Berlin comic magazine “Epidermophytie” and for many years contributed a comic page with abstruse adventures to the unclesally*s music magazine. For his comic story “Die Schande von Rahlstedt” ("Rahlstedt's Shame") he was awarded the Independent Comic Prize for Best Short Story. In an epic comic clash, he let 24 comic magazines with 250 artists compete against each other for the meaning of life.

The Dunwich Orchestra

Founded especially for the musical interpretation of Hartung's sinister art, the Dunwich Orchestra consists of an collection of musicians that he dragged from shady corners of Berlin's underground music scene. Heavy postmetal drums, self made experimetal guitars, a doomy bass, analogue modular synthesizers and a misplaced country guitar comprise the unique, atmospheric and gloomy sound of the collective.

The Dunwich Orchestra are:
Daniel Tschernow (Electric guitar, Samples, Digital Synths)
David Frikell (Acoustic guitar)
Paul Bertin (Analogue modular Synth)
Bennet Gamradt (Bass)
Johannes Hehemann (Drums)

Paul Bertin

Monsieur Bertin is the master of psychedelic soundscapes. His modular synthesizer emits wafting analogue sounds that invite you to go wandering with your ears.

David Frikell

Communications designer David Frikell expresses his desire to create not only visually but also musically. As a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist he has worked in a variety of projects and genres for many years. Using his acoustic resonator guitar, he adds the soundtrack's melodic Americana parts and uses percussion instruments to enhance the dusty atmosphere of " The Colour Out of Space".

Bennet Gamradt

No depth or groove without a bass. When Gamradt is not adding sinister frequencies to the Dunwich Orchestra's sound, he plays the bass with Berlin post-doomers Ryvulet or brews coffee for the masterminds behind Voyage Gold.

Johannes Hehemann

Hehemann's menacing drums add the heartbeat to the Dunwich Orchestra's soundtrack. As Tschernow, he is a member of Berlin instrumental post-metal band Loipe.

Daniel Tschernow

Tschernow is a multi talented music maniac and tinkerer. He plays the bass in instrumental post-metal band Loipe, builds experimental guitars at Egon's Gitarrenwerkstatt and composes and produces scores for the videos of queer activist and performance artist Mischa Badasyan. Being a founding member of The Dunwich Orchestra, Tschernow plays his self made four string guitar as well as synthesizers for the project's soundtrack. His eerie sampling work contributes to the picture show's oppressive atmosphere.


Concept, Illustration and Animation: Andreas Hartung

Musik & Sound: Daniel Siegmund, David Frikell
Drums: Johannes Hehemann
Drumrecording: Lukas Leonhardt
Mix & Mastering: Christian Weber

Musik & Sound: Daniel Siegmund
Daniel Siegmund (Box Guitar)
Johannes Hehemann (Drums & Percussions)
David Frikell (Acoustic Guitars)
Paul Bertin (Analogue Synths)
Bennet Gamradt (Bass)

Musik & Sound: Daniel Siegmund
Daniel Siegmund (Box Guitar)
Johannes Hehemann (Drums & Percussions)
Paul Bertin (Analogue Synths)
Bennet Gamradt (Bass)
Mix & Mastering: Christian Weber

Art Advisor: Jan Kucharski
Website: Rolf Noelte
Translation: Cath Beswick, Melanie Schwerz, Frederike Strunk
Camera: Guido Stüwer, Andreas Hartung

Thanks (to)

Marlies P??kec, Elise Landschek, Maria Roewer, Filip Kolek, Moritz Honert, Danny Baarz, Chris Roewer, Markus Schulz, Matthias Vorbau, Christoph Becker, Marvin Mügge, Jakob Mebes, Anja Pietsch, Maarten Isaäk de Heer, Patrick Rupprecht, Joe Kuhl, Felix Hartung, Floe Brückner



Euphoric from the live performance at the premier of The Colour Out Of Space - Chapter 3, things were expected to proceed quickly. The next chapter was only supposed to be a short interim chapter - a lead into the grand finale. Recorded at the height of our art, released within a year. But things turned out differently: the pandemic hit, both birth and death occurred within families, depression and artistic struggles had to be conquered. This meant that more time passed between two chapter than ever before.

But now it is done!
The Colour Out Of Space - Chapter 4 is completed.
Twice as long as planned, but more intense than anybody had dared to hope for.

Watch "The Color from Space - Chapter 4" online:
or directly on:

Liebe & Dunkelheit,
Andreas & The Dunwich Orchestra

The Colour Out Of Space Live in Volkstheater Rostock

Almost one year ago, we performed chapters 1-3 of "The Colour Out Of Space" live for the first time at Volkstheater Rostock as part of the Illustrade convention. It was an intense evening. Listen to the full live show at Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes or Amazon now. --> The Colour Out Of Space live at Volkstheater Rostock!

Liebe & Dunkelheit,
Andreas & The Dunwich Orchestra


The Colour Out Of Space - Chapter 3

After the magical premiere event at the silent movie theatre delphi, you can now watch the next part of our Lovecraft adaption online. It's the darkest chapter yet. The Colour keeps spreading ...
Thanks to all!

Love & Darkness,
Andreas & The Dunwich Orchestra

Watch Chapter 3: here
See pictures from the premiere event:here

Live release performance at silent movie theatre Delphi

We are proud and very happy to invite you to the release of The Colour Out Of Space - Chapter 3

Lovecraft's classic existential horror story, born again as gritty illustrations with a slow doom soundtrack.
Andreas Hartung's illustrated adaption of "The Colour out of Space" is shown on the big screen - accompanied LIVE by the Dunwich Orchestra.

• Opening show by the wonderfully magic Ava Bonam
• The Dunwich Orchestra perform Chapter 1 – 3 live including Making of with never seen before impressions from the working process
• Sale of merchandise and silkscreen prints

12. of September

historic silent movie theatre Delphi
Gustav-Adolf-Straße 2, 13086 Berlin

Doors open 7pm
Screening & music start 8pm

Admission: 6 €
Box Office will open at 7 pm.
You can get your Ticket online:


Live Performance and Exhibition at Internationaler Comicsalon Erlangen

For the first time, The Dunwich Orchestra will perform Chapter 1 & 2 of “The Colour out of Space” live. Also, an exclusive work in progress version of chapter 3 will be screened – accompanied by the band’s music. Additionally you can see a “making of “movie with unreleased scenes of the working process of “The Colour out of Space”! Afterwards: Talk and drink with artist and musicians and see the “Colour out of Space” Exhibition with a lot of original artwork.

Time: 8 PM
Location: E-Werk, Erlangen
Total length: 1h
Entry: 8€ / 5€

Date: 31 May – 3.June
Time: hours of opening of the Comicsalon (except Thursday)
Entry: with Comicsalon Ticket

Link: FB-Event

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Andreas Hartung is – unless otherwise noted – the author of all images, texts, photos and movies on this website. Bandphoto by Marlies P??kec

All Sounds by The Dunwich Orchestra.

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