A Journal Of The Dark Arts

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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

Merzbow – Lop Lop (Rustblade, 2011)

Merzbow could well be the reason that the 66.6 series exists. He has released vast continents of music, in a variety of noise styles, across 3 decades. It is indecipherable … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Boyd Rice & Frank Tovey – Easy Listening for the Hard of Hearing

   Listening to the 12 Excerpts off of Easy Listening for the Hard of Hearing is like walking through an empty factory, whose machines are running themselves.    All the … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Nadja – Belles Betes (Beta Lactam Ring, 2009)

2009 has been a big year for Canadian duo Nadja, seeing them pummel out 8 albums; exploring their dark, mystical corner of the universe as they continue to break new … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Balky Mule – The Length Of The Rail (Fat Cat Records, 2005)

Fast forward a number of years, but still writing about the Bristol scene. Sam Jones, the man behind The Balky Mule, will write songs with whatever he can get his … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Flying Saucer Attack – New Lands (Drag City, 1997)

first record review i ever wrote, back in 2001: Swirling guitar tones, anyone? FSA takes elements of traditional shoegazing and turns it into stargazing. This 1997 release from Dave Pearce, … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

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