The dark ambient music label Cryo Chamber is preparing to release its latest annual weird fiction-inspired collaboration, Hastur, and it’s good. If the second track lives up to this it’ll probably be my favorite album of the year.
My love for this carefully wrought style of ambient music isn’t simple. I can put this on while driving and feel my mood recede into its depths. It’s a great accompaniment to a quiet evening with a new project and a cup of coffee, setting an atmosphere without pulling my attention or focus. And as I discovered on a lark, it’s absolutely phenomenal for playing Torchlight II.