In 2014 Cryo Chamber got some of the most prominent dark ambient artists together to synchronize their studios during a year of collaboration creating the album Cthulhu in tribute to H.P. Lovecraft. With Azathoth Cryo Chamber double the effort with a 2 CD release follow up. No less than 20 artists has been working for the last year to synchronize and co-create this album. This is a collaboration NOT a compilation as everyone worked on this seamlessly together.
Azathoth is an Outer God in the Cthulhu Mythos and Dream Cycle stories of H. P. Lovecraft and other authors.
Azathoth’s precise appearance is only hinted at throughout the Mythos, and indeed may be unknowable by mortal beings. It is described as occupying a position outside of the universe, where it is attended by a cohort of alien servants
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“Some may listen to Azathoth and say that the reason the concept “works” is that the genre itself has a limited toolbox. They may say that its lack of identity makes it boring, and the difficulty in pinpointing and isolating the work of any particular artist signifies a lack of versatility and creativity. I’d counter that it is not easy to assemble the sounds from twenty-two artists into something that’s not just listenable, but cohesive, consistent, and highly enjoyable. It’s the arrangement that makes modern dark ambient succeed, not necessarily the content. Azathothsounds random, but it isn’t. It succeeds equally as a backdrop or a primary activity. Every time the two-hour journey is over, I’m disappointed, as the spell it casts is so immersive.
Azathoth doesn’t sound like a collaboration, but it is, because it’s the result of artists working under strong direction toward a single, clearly defined goal. The ambitious concept is enough to recommend Azathoth, but the quality, scope, and carefully built atmosphere elevates it to must-listen status. If the Demon Sultan possessed a mind capable of hearing the sounds of this offering, and he was inclined to listen, he would no doubt be pleased.”