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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Opal Tapes August 2019 Batch Review

From deconstructed bass music from Seoul, South Korea to alien hip-hop to subtle noise, Opal Tapes’ newest batch is satisfyingly eclectic and diverse.  It is increasingly uncommon to go to … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Horrorscores: Umberto – Helpless Spectator album review

Helpless Spectator is Umberto’s most beautiful album to date. It’s also his most terrifying. For the last 10 years, Umberto‘s Matt Hill has been revisiting the weird, eerie world of … Continue reading

July 12, 2019 · 1 Comment

You Are Not Who You Are: Isobel Ccircle~ – Save Karras album review

In my teens, I eyed my adulthood with trepidation, as if stalked by a stranger – one who would seize control as if by demonic possession and regard my fledgling … Continue reading

December 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Unheimlich Pop: The Sone Institute – Where Moth and Rust Consume (Front & Follow)

On his first album in six years, Roman Bezdyk drags ’90s electronica into the moth-eaten world of Hauntology. Hauntology has expanded far beyond the confines of experimental electronic music from the … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Candles In The Virtual Void: Peter Zirbs – What If We Don’t Exist review

½ artful synthpop, ½ neoclassical ambient synth, Peter Zirbs’ first solo record speaks to the promise and potential perils of a virtual existence. A girl stands at an arcade machine, … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Too Beautiful To Be Believed: Ian William Craig – Thresholder album review

Vancouver Ambient composer Ian William Craig returns with an album of disembodied sacred choral music exploring the micro-mysteries and boundless space of the Universe. What is mystery, in a world … Continue reading

November 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

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