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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow and Gareth Davis – Atsusaku review

Atsusaku, the collaboration of “king of noise” Merzbow and avant-bass clarinetist Gareth Davis, is 40 minutes of burning wind, crumbling static, squealing feedback, klaxons, and sirens. It’s like walking through … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shoegaze Sunday: Landing – Complekt (These Are Not Records, 2016)

THIS IS DREAM PSYCH New Haven, CT’s Landing return with a beguiling mixture of shoegaze, psych rock, dream pop, slowcore, and kosmische for their 10th LP. It’s one of their … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lovecraftian Futurism: New Leaders Of The Eldritch Noise – The Art Of Eldritch Noise

“There in the narrow hall, outside the bolted door with the covered keyhole, I often heard sounds which filled me with an indefinable dread—the dread of vague wonder and brooding … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ambient Classics: Celer – Discourses Of The Withered (2008, 2012 reissue, Infraction)

75 minutes of ethereal, drifting ambient drone, Discourses For The Withered introduced the essential (than) husband-and-wife duo of Celer to a wider audience. Perfect for staring out the window, full … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Macro/Micro: Sun Ra & Merzbow – Strange City (Cold Spring)

Both Merzbow  and Sun Ra’s “music” deal with large scale forces, extending beyond the limits and confines of The Human, towards a more thorough understanding of: The World We Live In; … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sounds From Outside: Tape Loop Orchestra – The Invisibles (Other Ideas)

“We fear the abyss called death because of a lack of imagination. Give up your death! Other dimensions exist beyond this material world, and the people there are shining a … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dark Ambient Classics: :zoviet*France: – Eostre (Red Rhino, 1984)

:zoviet*France’s 5th Lp is like a hymn to the rising sun, from some alien dimension. Atonal feedback, unintelligible chanting, scraping static and dismembered zithers form a strange ritual that is … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

H. P. Lovecraft Filmfest Review: Downhill (2016)

  Patricio Valladares’ Downhill goes from GoPro adrenaline rush to pure kvlt madness in less than an hour-and-a-half. It’s a pure, evil adrenaline ride that never lets up, getting all … Continue reading

October 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Every Night Is Saturday Night: Deafheaven, The Blood Royale, and Diesto; Northwest Hest Fest Day 3 Review

“Fuck it, let’s party – it’s Saturday Night! Oh, who am I kidding; every night is Saturday night. We’re gonna need beer, whiskey, weed, coke… let’s do this!” Tim Corken … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ghostly Pointilist Pop: Emma Russack – In A New State

Like a pointilist painting, life can be difficult to make sense of when you’re close to it. Sometimes, it requires shaking things up, going somewhere new, where you don’t know … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

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