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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Nochexxx – SNAKE LIES COILED/GAIN FUNCTION (Transcranial) album review

Nochexxx returns with more punk rave and radiophonic club music on Snake Lies Coiled/Gaint Of Function Let’s face it… formulaic electronic music is boring as sin, devoid of personality and … Continue reading

August 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Enter The Void: 20 Years Of Sunn O)))’s ∅∅ Void

Sunn O)))’s first proper LP finds the drone metal duo at their most pure, and most accessible. “Youth always tries to fill the void, an old man learns to live … Continue reading

June 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Nightports W/ Betamax album review

Leeds-based sound experiment Nightport show how much can be done within the confines of a very simple premise on their second album, this time sculpted in conjunction with The Comet … Continue reading

June 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Alchemical Americana: Califone – Roots and Crowns (Thrill Jockey)

For their fourth proper full-length, Califone update their scrapmetal Harry Smith alchemical Americana with a bit of exotica, sparkle, and sheen.  Califone are, to quote Grand Funk Railroad, an American … Continue reading

May 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Post Punk Classics: Joy Division – Closer (1980) album review

On the 40th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ death, we step inside Joy Division’s sepulchural sophomore album, Closer.  Closer is often cited as an early influence on goth. While its true … Continue reading

May 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sunday Afternoon Movie: Grey Gardens (1975) movie review

In honour of Mother’s Day, we look at the Bouvier – Beales, an eccentric-but-lovable pair of East Coast bluebloods, in 1975’s Grey Gardens.  The Beales – Edith “Big Edie” Ewing … Continue reading

May 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sunday Afternoon Movie: The Quatermass Xperiment aka The Creeping Terror movie review

The Quatermass Xperiment, under a variety of titles, would kickstart Hammer’s horror era with its chilling, tense sci-fi drama. The Quatermass Xperiment, which was also released under the name The … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

Sunday Afternoon Movie: Waffle (2020)

A psycho-obsessive ‘best friend’ and a spoiled socialite/orphaned heiress aren’t the only thing that’s genuinely terrifying about Waffle, Carlyn Hudson‘s wonderfully twisted short film from this year’s SXSW film festival. … Continue reading

April 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Best Dark Ambient Albums of March 2020

The streets are all empty. We are all living in quarantine. We are essentially living inside of a Dark Ambient album now. Now is the perfect time to listen to … Continue reading

April 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sunday Afternoon Movie: In the Shadow of the Sun (Derek Jarman, 1981)

Derek Jarman’s In the Shadow of the Sun is part home movie, part fever dream; a fantasy and a reverie and a technicolour nightmare, made more surreal, menacing, and beautiful … Continue reading

March 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

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