The Cryptic Threshold began as no more than a continued dialogue between two fanatical music enthusiasts who shared a long time admiration for gothic horror cinema & literature. A regard which inspired the creative instinct of Radoslav Monrovani to develop a set of musical compositions driven by vivid narrative foundations. Over a period of months phrases, motifs & rhythmic patterns evolved through pages of frantically written notes forming a collection of referential titles, each carrying a unique story. So armed with his notes Monrovani sought the guidance of a new found ally who shared his vision while also possessing the necessary skills & resources to realise this dark aspiration. Between work commitments they tirelessly crafted the sound of each title bringing the notes off paper to form musical structures. During this creative span Monrovani had been absorbing the brooding sonic energies of Tess Conway & initiated contact looking to collaborate. With a similar focus he also reached out to EK4T3 Collective of Milan, who worked further to amalgamate the skills of Monrovani, Tess Conway, ▲D3M0N▲, hek4tonk3ir & Aριάδνη collectively galvanizing the concept into reality.