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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

This Is Vaporjazz: Marcin R. Malinowski – Tales From The Dawn Of Millennium and Boogie Napasak album review

In many ways, Vaporwave and jazz are like two ships passing in the night. Jazz started out as a voice of the disenfranchised and powerless only to become a set … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Abronia – Obsidian Visions/Shadowed Lands album review

Portland’s Abronia break the fourth wall on Fourth World music, delivering two sides of authentic, sax-seared sub-saharan Psych Rock! Trying to take the pulse of Portland’s music scene is difficult; … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

SoCal Gothic & The NEW American Dream: Hxxs – Valley Fever album review

With Valley Fever, Bakersfield, CA’s Hxxs dream of a new world, conjuring it into being with beat-ific communions and synthetic sanctified calls to arms. If America is the land where … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tortoise & Tenon: Tortoise & RJD2 @ Soul’d Out Music Festival; 4.20.2017; McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Or.

Chicago’s Tortoise elevated an at-capacity crowd with their minimalist post-everything rock ‘n roll for the second night of the Soul’d Out Music Festival. The mortise and tenon joint has been … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Play For Today: Inca Maps – That Wasn’t Easy single review

On their second official single, “That Wasn’t Easy”, London’s Inca Maps return with a gorgeous glacial post-dubstep reflection on the death of romance. Relationships are complicated. When we’re in them, … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lifestyles For Apocalyptic Youth: Drvg Cvltvre – Nobody Cares Forever (New York Haunted) review

On his newest long-player for the dependable New York Haunted label, Vincent Koreman, the prolific madman behind Drvg Cvltvre subverts lifestyle branding with subversive snippets of soundbytes, with a battery … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Finding Pleasure In Restraint: Merzbow – Music For Bondage Performance Vol. 2 review

Yes, we may chafe at restrictions, but Masami Akita, aka Merzbow‘s, Music For Bondage Performance Vol. 2 not only suggests we can find happiness in slavery, but even enlightenment. Noise … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Grime Time: Wolf Eyes – Undertow album review

On Wolf Eyes’ first album of original material in 2 years, Undertow, the infamous Detroit noise trio return with a meditation on timelessness, filth, uncertainty, identity, leather jackets, flesh, and … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · 4 Comments

This Is Dream Punk: Seasurfer – Under The Milkyway… Who Cares? review

Hamburg ‘dream punk’ trio Seasurfer return with their thrashiest yet most beautiful and soothing statement to date. The soundtrack for the revolutionary dreams. The originators of both shoegaze and dream … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

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