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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Ghost Week: The Epistemology of Ghosts

“Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a … Continue reading

October 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Bit Blues (Slowdown Recordings) album review

The most recent Merzbow album to receive the digital reissue treatment from Slowdown Records recalls the adage from the Scottish play “all sound and fury… signifying nothing.” Recently, Japan’s Slowdown … Continue reading

August 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Kotorhizome album review

Three brutal koto recordings get their first digital reissue on Slowdown Records on Kotorhizome. Merzbow never stops. He never sleeps, he just keeps pumping out pummeling, grinding, obliterating noise albums, … Continue reading

July 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Portland Horror Film Festival: The Creeping movie review

Jamie Hooper’s directorial debut overcomes its technical shortcomings with heart, outstanding performances, and an elemental understanding of the ghost genre. Ghost stories are some of humanity’s oldest and most familiar. … Continue reading

July 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow & Lawrence English – Eternal Stalker (Dais Records) album review

Two titans of noise music take us on a guided tour through a postindustrial purgatory on this essential collaboration for Los Angeles’ Dais Records Imagine finding yourself wandering through some … Continue reading

June 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow & Arcane Device – Merzbow & Arcane Device (Important Records) abum review

Two titans of ambient noise come together to show what’s possible with the genre on this new collab for Important Records Remix albums offer an opportunity to both showcase the … Continue reading

June 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

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

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