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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

Enter The Void: 20 Years Of Sunn O)))’s ∅∅ Void

Sunn O)))’s first proper LP finds the drone metal duo at their most pure, and most accessible. “Youth always tries to fill the void, an old man learns to live … Continue reading

June 26, 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

Plague Week: Paul D. Miller – Viral Sonata album review

Paul D. Miller – aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid – pushes the sampler to its ultimate musique concrete potential on Viral Sonata, the first post-Human “hardcore hip-hop album with … Continue reading

March 19, 2020 · 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

Finding Pleasure In Restraint: Merzbow – Music For Bondage Performance Vol. 2 review

Yes, we may chafe at restrictions, but Masami Akita, aka Merzbow‘s, Music For Bondage Performance Vol. 2 not only suggests we can find happiness in slavery, but even enlightenment. Noise … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Grime Time: Wolf Eyes – Undertow album review

On Wolf Eyes’ first album of original material in 2 years, Undertow, the infamous Detroit noise trio return with a meditation on timelessness, filth, uncertainty, identity, leather jackets, flesh, and … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · 4 Comments

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Aqua Necromancer (Alien8, 1998)

Disruptive Rhythm Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous. – Yehudi … Continue reading

December 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Kakapo (Oaken Palace)

Heavy Noise For A Heavy Bird Being so tuned into the world, with so much information at our fingertips and the ability to see macro structures at work, it can … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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