Yog-Sothoth is an unfathomably powerful deity and one of the most powerful of the Outer Gods, a race of ancient deities who wield great power, size and intelligence, equal and possibly even superior to Azathoth himself, and is a truly cosmic menace that is beyond mortal comprehension. Yog-Sothoth is the embodiment of all of time and space across an essentially infinite number of space-time continuums. For all intents and purpose, he is connected to the multiverse. He is the grandfather of Cthulhu and the grandson of Azathoth. Yog-Sothoth is an all-knowing, all-seeing, and (supposedly) all-powerful being. He was born from the Nameless Mist, one of the three offspring of Azathoth alongside the Darkness and Nyarlathotep.
"Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again."
H.P.Lovecraft, The Dunwich Horror
released April 29, 2022
Yog-Sothothoth decantes, purifies, refocuses the most significant findings that have been provided by both squads over the years. Culling the temptation to appeal to audio-extremism, The Great Old Ones honors its name with buzzing accents whose incessant waves are modulated on the basis of crescent trunks and dwindling sugars. The settings that repel “The Lurker At The Threshold” (posthumous collaboration between H.P. and August Derleth, the sanpable of Cthulhu myths), “Your Servants Call Upon You” or “Born From The Nameless Mist” (Magnum Innominandum from which the birth of the most lovecraftian cosmic entities) are structured by precipitation of sonic textures absorbed in a jaw-dropping malignity. Dark minimalist ambient, which prefers to wrap you up rather than sin, halfway between contemporary composition and drone music of challenging toxic ritualism.
Could I consider the atonal vocal challenges? from "The Lurker... (very rarely does a title of these stamps offer the possibility to identify the human voice, the unwritten rule is that it is presumed), the B Series theremines accused by the expansive tenebrisism of "Your Servants... ”, the vaporized and re-condensed noise in crystal stalagmite titilants of “Born From... ". At the edge of the hour, I decide to anoint the morbidly subsonic “Beyond Mortal Comprehension” - twenty minutes in perfect tune with that cosmic horror, but above all blind and deaf, which produces us still what is beyond the human understanding, so many times uttered / insinuated by the tormented writer of Providence.
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The Great Old Ones is a project by Raffaele Pezzella (a.k.a. Sonologyst). Yog-Sothoth is the first of a series of soundscapes inspired by the Lovecraftian pantheon of deities.
Music by Raffaele Pezzella
4th track in collaboration with Kenneth Kovasin playing daxophone, cymbal, kantele, lyre, electronics.
Cdr Pro limited edition of 100 numbered copies
Edited by Eighth Tower Records
Mastered by Raffaele Pezzella (Sonologyst)
Artwork by MrZarono
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