We’ve got some newly added items from the CRYO CHAMBER label in the store for you this week:
“Cryo Chamber is a global Dark Ambient Record Label with its home in Oregon, USA. Run by Simon Heath of cult projects Atrium Carceri/Sabled Sun, we focus on cinematic soundscapes of the highest quality; this due to the philosophy of sound design that our artists use. Our works are often featured in films, games and art installations, and are described as dark soundtracks for creatives. We portray distant worlds, dusty cathedrals, damp forests. We field record in ghost towns, abandoned subway tunnels and on dwindling mountain paths. Our aim is to transform your room into another place in time and space.” –cryochamberlabel.com
Pär Boström of cult project Kammarheit presents us with his side project Cities Last Broadcasts second album, The Humming Tapes.
On this album Pär Boström explores his fascination with old seances and the early 20th century. Reel-to-reel tape recorders and de-tuned instrumentation combined with modern mixing techniques creates an album that sounds haunted, but also careful and nurturing.
Pär has with this work taken yet another step forward in his production skill set squashing any doubt that he is one of the most unique artists in the genre with his unorthodox approach to recording his sounds.
Three veteran producers in the genre, Apocryphos, Kammarheit & Atrium Carceri, collaborate on this behemoth of an album. Each utilizing each others strengths to bring forth a dark and emotional ride through distant memories.
Onyx is a soundscape journey related to the reflection of dispirited memories and obscure sorrows felt by mankind. With the multitude of techniques used by each artist, it also reflects the rich history of the dark ambient genre and how it has progressed through the decades.
The signature analogue darkness of gargantuan caves of Kammarheit is combined with the sacral and emotional layering of Apocryphos and the rhythmical bass throbbing and isolated pianos of Atrium Carceri.
This album was created by cross linking 3 studios in Oregon (US), Pennsylvania (US) and Umeå (Sweden). It took over 3800 lines of studio notes to finalize the album.
A two-hour dark soundscape album recorded by 20 ambient artists to pay tribute to H.P. Lovecraft.
Field recordings from foggy towns to desolate mountains. Deep space drone and crackling amplifiers combine into a black sky devoid of stars.
Yog-Sothoth is a cosmic entity and Outer God of the Cthulhu Mythos and the Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft. Born of the Nameless Mist, he is the progenitor of Cthulhu, Hastur the Unspeakable and the ancestor of the Voormi.
Yog-Sothoth is omniscient, and is locked outside the universe, meaning he knows and can see all of space-time all at once, that there is no secret hidden from Yog-Sothoth.
So is this a compilation?
No, this is a collaboration and huge undertaking. 20 artists linked studios and sound for over a year so that they could work with each other. This led to a deep exploration of the Mythos and Yog-Sothoth
2 CD album comes in a Deluxe 16 page DigiBook inspired by Joseph Curwen’s tomes.
Sabled Sun – Signals, is a series of space ambient works that portrays transmissions that the protagonist, from the 21xx series albums, finds on his journey to uncovering what happened to humanity. The protagonist wakes up from hibernation deep sleep to an empty world void of human life in the 21xx album series. As such this is a look into what happens in the periphery of the main project.
Recommended for Space Ambient lovers.