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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

The Medium: Huerco S. – Untitled/Boomkat Edition vinyl review (Opal Tapes)

Huerco S. reaches for the stars, exploring pre-Colombian architecture, the nature of Memory, and artefacts on this early work for Opal Tapes. We learned the ache of empty rooms And … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Virginia Wing – Ecstatic Arrow (Fire Records) album review

Virginia Wing emerge from the fog on Ecstatic Arrow, revealing keen songwriting chops and a sturdy, unflagging heart. Here’s our Virginia Wing Ecstatic Arrow album review. When we last met … Continue reading

June 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mark Harris – The Angry Child (n5mD)

On Generative Music, Atemporality, and the Death Of The Hero’s Journey   Once upon a time, cultural artifacts were perceived as a result of linear causality. “Where do you get … Continue reading

May 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

This Is Vaporjazz: Marcin R. Malinowski – Tales From The Dawn Of Millennium and Boogie Napasak album review

In many ways, Vaporwave and jazz are like two ships passing in the night. Jazz started out as a voice of the disenfranchised and powerless only to become a set … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Abronia – Obsidian Visions/Shadowed Lands album review

Portland’s Abronia break the fourth wall on Fourth World music, delivering two sides of authentic, sax-seared sub-saharan Psych Rock! Trying to take the pulse of Portland’s music scene is difficult; … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

SoCal Gothic & The NEW American Dream: Hxxs – Valley Fever album review

With Valley Fever, Bakersfield, CA’s Hxxs dream of a new world, conjuring it into being with beat-ific communions and synthetic sanctified calls to arms. If America is the land where … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tortoise & Tenon: Tortoise & RJD2 @ Soul’d Out Music Festival; 4.20.2017; McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Or.

Chicago’s Tortoise elevated an at-capacity crowd with their minimalist post-everything rock ‘n roll for the second night of the Soul’d Out Music Festival. The mortise and tenon joint has been … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Play For Today: Inca Maps – That Wasn’t Easy single review

On their second official single, “That Wasn’t Easy”, London’s Inca Maps return with a gorgeous glacial post-dubstep reflection on the death of romance. Relationships are complicated. When we’re in them, … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lifestyles For Apocalyptic Youth: Drvg Cvltvre – Nobody Cares Forever (New York Haunted) review

On his newest long-player for the dependable New York Haunted label, Vincent Koreman, the prolific madman behind Drvg Cvltvre subverts lifestyle branding with subversive snippets of soundbytes, with a battery … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Finding Pleasure In Restraint: Merzbow – Music For Bondage Performance Vol. 2 review

Yes, we may chafe at restrictions, but Masami Akita, aka Merzbow‘s, Music For Bondage Performance Vol. 2 not only suggests we can find happiness in slavery, but even enlightenment. Noise … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

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