A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Alter: A Shamanic Music Festival; Recess Gallery, 9.15.12

“And at last they summoned a shaman. He arrived in his shaman dress and horned hat, warmed his tambourine over the embers, then shook it hard. He banged it in … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Merzbow – Lop Lop (Rustblade, 2011)

Merzbow could well be the reason that the 66.6 series exists. He has released vast continents of music, in a variety of noise styles, across 3 decades. It is indecipherable … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Új Bála – Olimpia mixtape

Új Bála, the solo experimental electronic project from Hungarian producer Hungarian producer Gábor Kovács, got in touch via e-mail, where he quoted Béla Tarr, Mark Rothko and Anselm Kiefer as … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dan Solomon – #150 favorite songs series

Here’s a series of pieces my buddy Dan Solomon has been writing, typically ambitious (he’s a Taurus). He has been one of the main inspirations for me, over the years, … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Boyd Rice & Frank Tovey – Easy Listening for the Hard of Hearing

   Listening to the 12 Excerpts off of Easy Listening for the Hard of Hearing is like walking through an empty factory, whose machines are running themselves.    All the … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Cut Hands – Black Mamba (Susan Lawly, 2012)

Cut Hands African ritual is the height of complexity, its like trying to count a snowstorm. The rational mind goes to sleep, overwhelmed, allowing for something beautiful and ancient to … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

new album review: Grunt – Someone Is Watching (Force Majeure, 2012)

Its cool to see underground, scene-only releases getting re-issued and re-evaluated. For most of its blighted life, Noise records were esoteric secrets, sold out of pulp paper magazines, at shows, … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

NEW ALBUM REVIEW: Pye Corner Audio – Sleep Games (Ghost Box, 2012)

Here’s a review that i wrote for the newest Ghost Box release, the new album from The Head Technician, the main motivating force behind Pye Corner Audio Transcriptions Services. I’ve … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

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