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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Ryan Garbes – Tabbed View (Moon Glyph) album review

On his first solo album in 7 years, Wet Hair/Raccoo-oo -oon noisemonger Ryan Garbes returns with his most immediate, vibrant album to date. As part of some of the most … Continue reading

November 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Electroacoustic Alchemy: Charlotte Law – Ice Since Fire tape review (Linear Obsessional)

Electric guitars become tidal pools, walls of fog, delicate latticeworks of frost and ice on Ice Since Fire, Charlotte Law’s debut album for the lovely Linear Obsessional cassette label. Electricity … Continue reading

August 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Nochexxx – SNAKE LIES COILED/GAIN FUNCTION (Transcranial) album review

Nochexxx returns with more punk rave and radiophonic club music on Snake Lies Coiled/Gaint Of Function Let’s face it… formulaic electronic music is boring as sin, devoid of personality and … Continue reading

August 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Nightports W/ Betamax album review

Leeds-based sound experiment Nightport show how much can be done within the confines of a very simple premise on their second album, this time sculpted in conjunction with The Comet … Continue reading

June 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Alchemical Americana: Califone – Roots and Crowns (Thrill Jockey)

For their fourth proper full-length, Califone update their scrapmetal Harry Smith alchemical Americana with a bit of exotica, sparkle, and sheen.  Califone are, to quote Grand Funk Railroad, an American … Continue reading

May 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Post Punk Classics: Joy Division – Closer (1980) album review

On the 40th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ death, we step inside Joy Division’s sepulchural sophomore album, Closer.  Closer is often cited as an early influence on goth. While its true … Continue reading

May 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Best Dark Ambient Albums of March 2020

The streets are all empty. We are all living in quarantine. We are essentially living inside of a Dark Ambient album now. Now is the perfect time to listen to … Continue reading

April 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ringo Deathstarr – Ringo Deathstarr album review

On their first album in 5 years, Austin, TX’s Ringo Deathstarr trade in more mainstream shoegaze for more esoteric influences. When My Bloody Valentine were on an indefinite hiatus in … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Arrias-Davies-Ullén – Crystalline album review

Crystalline is a group improvisation rooted in tradition yet flowering into new, strange, and unexpected shapes.  “New music” – that strange amalgam of classical, free jazz, and improvisation – requires … Continue reading

March 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

It’s Happening Again… The Soulless Party – The Black Meadow Archive Volume I album review

It’s happening again… The Brightwater Archives are finally unsealed, unleashing a whole new treasure trove of audio and ephemera surrounding the misty mysterious Black Meadow on the North York Moors. … Continue reading

February 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

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