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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Production Unit Xero – Combat Decker’s Handbook (React:21)

Production Unit Xero’s first for Portland’s Reactionary is a perfect pleasure – it is exquisite and it leaves you wanting more. What more could you want? So much of electronic … Continue reading

May 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Angel of Anarchy: The Collages Of Eileen Agar

In honour of World Collage Day, we turn our attention to the Angel of Anarchy herself, Eileen Agar, an early and influential surrealist despite denying the label her entire life. … Continue reading

May 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

Production Unit Xero – Nexus Points (Mirror Zone) album review

On Nexus Points, his first for Dutch label Mirror Zone, Portland’s Production Unit Xero finds the sweet spot between ambient, dark ambient, and minimal techno. Electronic music can be a … Continue reading

April 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Altin Gün Live at Revolution Hall; Portland, Or. 4.14.22 Concert Review

Amsterdam’s Altin Gün transformed SE Portland’s Revolutionary Hall into a dusty Turkish bazaar on a wet, chilly Thursday night to a sold-out crowd, reminding us why live music is so … Continue reading

April 15, 2022 · 1 Comment

Noyouyesme – Talanus 3: Legends Of Yosuga (HTX102) album review

Fire up your Spelljammer modules! Break out your Cyberpunk supplements – Portland’s Noyouyesme returns with 5 tracks of sci-fi electronics for building worlds or escaping this one. When you think … Continue reading

March 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

enereph/Production Unit Xero – Premoniss | Bukimi no Tani Genshō [HTX099] album review

Seattle’s enereph and Portland’s Production Unit Xero explore modern classic, ambient, and streamlined beats for this evocatively poetic split for Heterodox Records! Recalling a time when I was quite young, … Continue reading

February 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow + Oren Ambarchi – Cat’s Squirrel (2013) album review

Two titans of noise come together to find the sweet spot between noise, ambient, and drone on Cat’s Squirrel. As we so often say here on Merzbow Monday, the act … Continue reading

January 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Rainbow Electronics II (Dexter’s Cigar, 1996) album review

Merzbow returns to his Dada roots on Rainbow Electronics II from 1996. The idea of making definitive noise albums seems a bit nonsensical. After all, this is a genre that … Continue reading

January 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

Techno Tuesday: occurian – live ep [HTX096]

On HTX096, Portland’s occurian reminds us how inspired live electronic music can be. Electronic music has a tendency to bring to mind the cold, calculated, nearly-clinical clean room hermeticism, especially … Continue reading

January 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Red 2 Eyes album review

Red 2 Eyes is an early exploration with the EMS Synthi but its as noisy as you please. When you hear the phrase “modular synth,” you might think of clean, … Continue reading

January 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

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