Interview with Cthulhu Dreamt

Interview with Cthulhu Dreamt

today, we sat down with Reed Reimer of Cthulhu Dreamt to talk about inspiration of music, advice for musicians and much more! Be sure to check out the music of Cthulhu Dreamt on Spotify below after the interview!


What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your


For Cthulhu Dreamt specifically, I (Reed Reimer) wanted to write something as an homage to my late daughter Ripley; something that would help me process so many things I dealt with at her passing. Depression, loss, grief. Creating a project with a story basis using Cthulhu and the horrors he represents as an analogue for all those emotions is a very cathartic experience, and I feel like it honors Ripley in a very special way.

For everything I create inspiration comes from all over; the films and shows I watch, the books I read, the other music I listen to, and the friends I keep and create with.

What type of music did you listen to growing up?


My parents raised me on 50’s bubblegum music and classic rock: Rainbow, Zeppelin, Floyd, Kansas, and then in grade school I found Megadeth, Metallica, and Nine Inch Nails which opened up the rabbit hole to get further to stuff like Slayer, Sepultura, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, etc.

Not only that, I was also listening to film music from John Williams (‘cause I’m an 80’s poster child and wore out my family’s VHS of Empire Strikes Back).

Is there someone you looked up as a hero?


Dave Mustaine was an early hero of mine. And while I don’t much go for hero worship anymore, there are so many artists I have a very strong appreciation for, whether it’s their style or ability: Reznor, Tosin Abasi, Zimmer.

If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?


Probably working on the railroad.

What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create


My advice for anyone playing and creating music is to have fun with what you’re doing and the people you’re with, because there’s not guarantee for success, so hopefully you’re able to enjoy whatever path you’re on. That way, if the music isn’t successful by capitalistic standards, then the work you put in was still worth the effort.