Arguably the largest Dark Ambient project to date, the Cthulhu album is a collaboration between 12 artists who all worked together to pay tribute not only to Lovecraft, but to what lurks beyond our colorful illusion.
“We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age”. / H.P. Lovecraft
Running time: 79:42
“Cthulhu, from the influential dark ambient label Cryo Chamber, has quickly become a staple of the genre, solidying CC’s role as masters of macabre sonic reveries. Cthulhu is a seamless floating astral journey through the many layers and tentacles of Lovecraft’s mythos’ namesake, the right honorable Cthulhu, who lies not dead but dreaming in the sunken city of R’lyeh, somewhere beneath the waves of the Pacific Ocean.
Cthulhu is both an awe-inspiring introduction to many of today’s dark ambient masters, and an interesting subtext to the layers of implications that have gathered like barnacles around Lovecraft and co.’s pulp fiction.
Cthulhu is presented as one unbroken dreamstate, spanning nearly 80 minutes of deep sea drones, fading echoing whispers, cavernous echoes and delays, culminating in a aural steambath of sonic apocalypse for end times. It’s a compelling and cohesive vision; impressive, for such a large collaborating ensemble.”