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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Mask of Satan – Underneath the Mire album review

Second album from Finland’s Mask of Satan blends Old School Thrash with death metal precision and a doomy pall on Underneath the Mire. It’s hard not to interpret Finland’s Mask … Continue reading

July 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Triwave Pagoda (Elevator Bath) album review

The old meets the new; the sacred meets the profane on Triwave Pagoda, an excellent new noise cassette from Merzbow on Elevator Bath. Masami Akita‘s love for junk is no … Continue reading

July 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Remblandt Assemblage (Merzbox Disc 3, 1981) album review

One of Merzbow’s earliest recordings nods to the theoretical underpinnings of the project as well as his earliest improv techniques. Speaking on the influence of pioneering German Dada artist Kurt … Continue reading

June 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Scandal (Room40, 2021)

A trio of lost recordings from 1992 to 1995 flies in the face of the idea that Merzbow is overly-prolific.  If you’ve ever read any reviews of Merzbow, or any … Continue reading

June 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Hybrid Noisebloom (1997) album review

1997’s Hybrid Noisebloom is a Long Dark Spin Cycle of the Soul, leaving you ecstatically exhausted, wrung out, and cleansed. Reviewing noise records is funny business. In a certain respect, … Continue reading

March 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Techno Tuesday: Illuvia – Iridescence Of Clouds (A Strangely Isolated Place) album review

Illuvia’s Iridescence Of Clouds for the increasingly essential A Strangely Isolated Place is a gorgeous slice of ambient drum ‘n bass worldbuilding. Yr hovership descends, swooping in on a rose … Continue reading

February 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Ambient Classics: Tangerine Dream – Aachen January 21, 1981 album review

On this classic ambient album, Tangerine Dream motor confidently into a new year with a new lineup, eschewing space ambient for a tighter, more song-focused prog ambient. Ah, the early … Continue reading

January 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

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

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