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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Low – I Could Live In Hope album review

Released on February 18, 1994, Low’s debut album is the Duluth, Minnesota trio in their purest state – quiet, sparse, haunting and chillingly beautiful. On November 5, 2022, the indie … Continue reading

November 7, 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

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

enereph/Production Unit Xero – Premoniss | Bukimi no Tani Genshō [HTX099] album review

Seattle’s enereph and Portland’s Production Unit Xero explore modern classic, ambient, and streamlined beats for this evocatively poetic split for Heterodox Records! Recalling a time when I was quite young, … Continue reading

February 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Rainbow Electronics II (Dexter’s Cigar, 1996) album review

Merzbow returns to his Dada roots on Rainbow Electronics II from 1996. The idea of making definitive noise albums seems a bit nonsensical. After all, this is a genre that … Continue reading

January 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

Techno Tuesday: occurian – live ep [HTX096]

On HTX096, Portland’s occurian reminds us how inspired live electronic music can be. Electronic music has a tendency to bring to mind the cold, calculated, nearly-clinical clean room hermeticism, especially … Continue reading

January 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Red 2 Eyes album review

Red 2 Eyes is an early exploration with the EMS Synthi but its as noisy as you please. When you hear the phrase “modular synth,” you might think of clean, … Continue reading

January 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Markus Guentner – Extropy (A Strangely Isolated Place) album review

Markus Guentner rounds out his ambient science fiction trilogy for A Strangely Isolated Place with a dose of much-needed optimism on Extropy. Imagine, if you will… you are in a … Continue reading

September 24, 2021 · 2 Comments

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