A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Portland Week: Unread #135 – I Am The Lake Of Fire

File Under: Demon Hunter Blues I AM THE LAKE OF FIRE, the most recent project of local mystic Davis Hooker, is the perfect segue from Folk Week, into our next … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Submissions: Hollywood Drunks – Swell

Swell, the newest record from our favorite LA misanthropes, is the sound of entering adulthood. Kicking and screaming. But instead of Eric Winzenried & Co. letting their square pegs being … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mixtape Of The Week: People Eaters – Confetti Of Flesh

Reclaim The Threat Confetti Of Flesh is like being skinned alive by the string score for Psycho; it is like an endless Saharan sandstorm scrubbing the eyes from yr skull. … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Folk Week: Portland’s Scared Crow

File Under: Field Recordings From The Future As we’ve been discussing all week, if yr a modern music devotee, chances are you hear a great deal of hyperclean, sterile digital … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Folk Week: Faint Wild Light – Faint Wild Light

File Under: [folk] Check out ‘Firmament’, the third track off of Faint Wild Light‘s delicate, homespun self-titled LP, released in September of last year on the mighty Digitalis. So we … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Folk Week: Blind Willie Johnson In Deep Space

This is a present from a small, distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Folk Week: Folklore Tapes – Chthonic Cities

File Under: Underground//Rising Folk music has always been strongly associated with a sense of place – whether that be the hillbilly music of Appalachia, or the Delta Blues of the … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Folk Week: Sun Kil Moon – Benji

File Under: Mutant Talking Blues I’m not sure if irony is necessarily the appropriate literary device to explain the widespread attention and devotion being heaped upon the newest album from … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Folk Week: Marissa Nadler – July

File Under: Spectral Folk What does July, the 6th record from Boston-based sorceress Marissa Nadler, have to do with black metal, drone, avant techno, horror soundtracks and Raymond Carver? Find … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ephemera: Wyrd Daze #4 Podcast, Dean Blunt’s Skin Fade mixtape + Popular Seance ‘zine

Consider this yr Monday edition of the Wyrd. We’ve had the weekend to relax, reflect, scour the globe for the best and the strangest. Consider this a virtual newpaper on … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

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