The High Priest's Aria from the Opera "Cthulhu Ascendant" - Act II Scene VI

The High Priest's Aria from the Opera "Cthulhu Ascendant" - Act II Scene VI

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Liner Notes: 

This is a selection from the opera "Cthulhu Ascendant".

Act II Scene VI, in which the High Priest attempts to wake the slumbering Old One with various rituals and incantations.

Instead, he accidentally summons several minions of Yog-Sothoth who drag him away screaming in to the void of madness.

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wobbie wobbit's picture

love it, very atmospheric. you two do some great collabs and here is one of them. great ending too. very nice

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

This is fabulously gloomy ... the funereal melodica (have those two words ever been used together before?) and the operatic vocals lead one down a crypt of darkness with no hint of light. Stop/start and sound effects very effective!

AndyGetch's picture

Holey schlamoley I'm glad I listened to this in the middle of the day! Melodica dissonance and operattic melody oh my.

G3 Darnell's picture

You two were predestined to scare mankind together.
That vocal vibrato is incredible. A fabulous Lovecraftian collab, and at the end I listened spellbound to "the minions of Yog-Sothoth dragging the Old One into the void of madness" though his screams seem to have been erased, probably due to 50/90 restrictions.

billwhite51's picture

phoenixash has been my favorite neo opera singer for some time now and much as I love his solo work,this collaboration with fuzzy blows holes in the roof.

Amazing collab, what a great fit! Both of you brought your thing to this and it makes for quite an interesting and spooky song. Really liked the vocals and the ending tag, good one!

Jeuse's picture

My only complaint is the breathing blob of minion flesh that was summoned onto my apartment floor, however, that is probably my fault for not listening with headphones. They spit out of the void gate pretty mangled and very messy so there seems to be no threat of harm, yet.

For your next collaboration, could you do a song that closes void gates? Thanks.

Jokes aside, this is incredible.

standup's picture

Love the deep underwater sounds. The breathing. Cthulhu doesn't just sleep, it snores. I love the priestly vocal. It's a beautiful sunny day here, but the darkness can always be summoned from the outer voids.

IA's picture

Intense vibrato!

The sounds are really interesting. It feels like some tiny TINY church or temple in the middle of a frozen wasteland.


Adnama17's picture

Awesome, as usual.
The tag 'scarifying' had me intrigued. The interwebs to the rescue!

verb (used with object), scar·i·fied, scar·i·fy·ing.
to make scratches or superficial incisions in (the skin, a wound, etc.), as in vaccination.
to lacerate by severe criticism.
to loosen (the soil) with a type of cultivator.
to hasten the sprouting of (hard-covered seeds) by making incisions in the seed coats.
to break up (a road surface).

Candle's picture

I would buy tickets to watch this Opera live.

Creepy, dark & deliciously dreary. The vibrato is used to great effect. And the melodica really adds to the overall atmosphere.

Keep up the great work you guys!

See You In The Shadows…

Mosley's picture

Totally wild collaboration, I love it

katpiercemusic's picture

Please. Cthulu would get here and starve. But I like the music. I like the atmosphere that you create, and how the intensity remains constant... which increases the anxiety. Also, nice attention to detail making sure that the ambient sound is a rocky New England shoreline. It even sounded cloudy.

Joanne Gabriel's picture

I knew what to expect, and I'm not disappointed. Weird and terrifying, disturbing in every possible way, insidiously addicting. The voice is both glorious and hopeless. The white-noise like textures in the end make me wonder if there are some subliminal signals throughout the song, aiming at waking up our evil part and having us unleash it.

HelioSonorouS's picture

Super creepy and operatic cinematic feel to it, the waves at the end work well.